Here’s a little gem of a cartoon collection I found not long ago. Colliers
had the very good habit of collecting cartoons that appeared in its pages. It’s A Gift!
, published in 1947, includes work by New Yorker
contributors John Ruge, Gardner Rea, Virgil Partch aka VIP, Hank Ketcham, Larry Reynolds, Garrett Price, and Barney Tobey. The editor, Gurney Williams, tells us in the book’s “Prelude” that each contributing cartoonist has written a little piece informing us what “he’d much rather do than draw funny pictures…”