The Art of Rube Goldberg

The comics and cartoons of Rube Goldberg shared in celebration of the release of the new deluxe art book, The Art of Rube Goldberg (Abrams ComicArts, 2013). This board is maintained by Paul Tumey, who co-edited this book and contributed essays and comics scholarship to it. Be sure to visit www.rubegoldberg.com and www.screwballcomics.blogspot.com for more great Rube Goldberg comics and information!
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Rube Goldberg drew his own screwball version of a barbershop quartet for this record album cover in the late 1950s.

Rube Goldberg drew his own screwball version of a barbershop quartet for this record album cover in the late

Rube Goldberg's PHONEY FILMS ran off and on as a side panel in his weekday newspaper comics from roughly 1910 to 1914. The series anticipates the satires of movies that Harvey Kurtzman would later write in the early Mad comics.

Rube Goldberg's PHONEY FILMS ran off and on as a side panel in his weekday newspaper comics from roughly 1910 to The series anticipates the satires of movies that Harvey Kurtzman would later write in the early Mad comics.

Rube Goldberg's last non-advertising Sunday comic feature, Side Show, was a comic section inside a comic section, stuffed with inventions, panels, and whatever inspired Rube. The pages were reprinted in comic books. This one is from Crack Comics #1 (Quality Comics, 1942)

Rube Goldberg's last non-advertising Sunday comic feature, Side Show, was a comic section inside a comic section, stuffed with inventions, panels, and whatever inspired Rube. The pages were reprinted in comic books. This one is from Crack Comics #1 (Quality Comics, 1942)

A classic example of Rube Goldberg's long-running Sunday newspaper comic, BOOB MCNUTT

A classic example of Rube Goldberg's long-running Sunday newspaper comic, BOOB MCNUTT

Rube Goldberg's SIDE SHOW

Rube Goldberg's last non-advertising Sunday Comic -- SIDE SHOW -- was a comic section within a comic section, with several strips in one.

A page by Rube Goldberg (with Al Capp) from THE FAMOUS ARTISTS CARTOON COURSE,  Lesson 16: Animals. Rube invested his animals with as much personality as humans.

Famous Artists Cartoon Course Animals: Lesson 16 - 14 of 19

Pinto wreaks havoc in Rube Goldberg's Lala Palooza, - October 25, 1936 (from the collection of Paul Tumey, co-editor of THE ART OF RUBE GOLDBERG))

Rube Revives Screwball Comics in 1936 (Goldberg's Lala Palooza)

THE ART OF RUBE GOLDBERG draws insightful praise from Sharon Mizota at the LA Times (November 29, 2013)

'Art of Rube Goldberg' more than crazy contraptions

THE ART OF RUBE GOLDBERG draws insightful praise from Sharon Mizota at the LA Times (November 29, 2013)

Rube Goldberg's last non-advertising Sunday Comic -- SIDE SHOW -- was a comic section within a comic section, with several strips in one.

Rube Goldberg's last non-advertising Sunday Comic -- SIDE SHOW -- was a comic section within a comic section, with several strips in one.

A very early comic book, from 1921, with art by Rube Goldberg (this one didn't make it into our book -- Rube did so much we are STILL making new discoveries!)

A very early comic book, from with art by Rube Goldberg (this one didn't make it into our book -- Rube did so much we are STILL making new discoveries!

The author of THE ART OF RUBE GOLDBERG, Jennifer George, appears on CUNY's celebrated TV show, Eldridge and Co., to discuss her grandfather, his work, and the new book. http://www.cuny.tv/show/eldridgeandco

The author of THE ART OF RUBE GOLDBERG, Jennifer George, appears on CUNY's celebrated TV show, Eldridge and Co., to discuss her grandfather, his work, and the new book. http://www.cuny.tv/show/eldridgeandco

From Speed Comics #23 (1942) -- Two screwball masters, Bill Holman (Smokey Stover) and Rube Goldberg!

From Speed Comics -- Two screwball masters, Bill Holman (Smokey Stover) and Rube Goldberg!

Original art by Rube Goldberg, circa early 1920s from his "A Sad, Sad Story Series." Rube specialized in caricaturing the human face as this strip, a stellar example, shows.

Original art by Rube Goldberg, circa early from his "A Sad, Sad Story Series." Rube specialized in caricaturing the human face as this strip, a stellar example, shows.

A gallery of eccentrics: The cast of characters in Lala Palooza by Rube Goldberg - March 8, 1937

A gallery of eccentrics: The cast of characters in Lala Palooza by Rube Goldberg - March 1937

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