Electronics-Themed Comics
April 1947 Radio News

April 1947 Radio News

April 1947 Radio & Television News Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

What better way is there to begin another week of long hours, marginally useful meetings, unpredictable customers, nagging design and/or production issues, and, hopefully, even a success or two, than to see a couple electronics-themed comics from a mid-last-century magazine? These appeared in a 1947 edition of Radio & Television News. Seeing a comic panel in any modern technical magazine these days is rare, if for no other reason than a fear amongst publishers (and their lawyers) that somebody, somewhere might be offended. BTW, these comics make good fodder for the front page of your technical presentations - a good way to soften the edge going into a meeting, especially if you are not good at delivering jokes. Once again, I took the liberty of colorizing them.

Electronics-Themed Comics

And this set incorporates our new 'Lighthouse' tube!" - RF Cafe

"And this set incorporates our new 'Lighthouse' tube!"

Pay your installment on the radio, Mr. Sweeney - RF Cafe

"We interrupt this program to bring you a special message -
Pay your installment on the radio, Mr. Sweeney, or we'll be forced to take it back!"



Posted February 1, 2024
(updated from original post on 1/9/2017)

These Technically−Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some).