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McWatts Comic Strip
January 1957 Popular Electronics

January 1957 Popular Electronics

January 1957 Popular Electronics Cover - RF CafeTable of Contents

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Popular Electronics, published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

"McWatts" was an electronics-themed comic that appeared in Popular Electronics magazine back in the late 1957's. Artist Carl Kohler's main character is a stereotypical Joe Sixpack type electronics hobbyist who always dreams up unique ways to deal with situations. This edition shows McWatts' way of keeping the kids from using his prized tools as toys. My father would appreciate this if he had read Popular Electronics back in the day. I was always leaving my poor father's tools laying around the house and too often in the yard where they would get rained on and start to rust. If I were him, I would have been harder on me for repeat offenses. Carl was also the creator of the very popular series of humorous stories about an electronics-obsessed husband and his barely tolerating wife.

Other Carl Kohler masterpieces: "The Great Electron-Pedantic Project," "Dig That Reel Flat Response," "I Married a Superheterodyne," "Unpopular Electronics," "Operation Chaos," "Thin Air, My Foot," "High Tide in the Tweeter," "The R/C Cloud," "Hi-Fi Guest List," "Kool-Keeping Kwiz ," "Boner Box," and "McWatts." Also, be sure to read "Carl Kohler's Life & Times per Son, Christoverre."

McWatts

By Carl Kohler

McWatts comic from the January 1957 Popular Electronics - RF Cafe

 

 

Posted January 4, 2023
(updated from original post on 2/27/2013)


These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some). 235 pages as of 6/28/2024

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