Judge was not a major magazine; circulation was well under that of Saturday Evening Post, Collier's and other general-interest magazine. Nevertheless, Judge did feature cover art by some talented illustrators and cartoonists -- and others who were less so. Here are some examples.
I think that's the artist's name; the signature is a little hard to read.
Held is considered the archetypical 1920s cartoonist. His highly stylized flappers and friends helped to define that era for many Americans then and later, including me.
A lesser effort.
Well, I'd know the artist's name if I could decipher that squiggly little signature. Reader suggestions are appreciated, because it's a cute cartoon, though a bad pun.
Bolles did a lot of cover illustrations in those days. Most of them don't appeal to me, but this is better than most.
What would cartoonists do without desert islands?
Nice drawing. I wrote about Holmgren here.
Bundy's career peaked from the late 1930s into the early 50s, before his suicide.
Could this over-stretched analogy cover be symbolic of Judge's decline?