Slide Rules in Cartoons/Comics/Sketches

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101 Images Currently in Gallery

Foghorn Leghorn Vs Egghead Jr Using Slide Rule in "Hide and Seek".. Warner Bros and the Cartoon Network
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Jef Mallet Cartoon: Teacher With Slide Rule

Darwin Slide Rule, a graphic by Larry Stewart.

Science Cartoon by T. McCracken. See more of Theresa's excellent work at McHumor Cartoons

Brookins Pluggers Cartoon

Raccoon with Slide Rule by Daniel

Christmas Card from Larry Stewart (International Slide Rule Group)

"Lucky" LarryStewart (International Slide Rule Group)

Bloom County cartoons drawn by Berkeley Breathed (1988) about the demise of slide rules.

Cornered The Slide Rule Market Cartoon

Mr. Tweedy Slide Rule Bankruptcy

Outland by Berkeley Breathed Slide Rule 12-26-1993

Pluggers Cartoon by Gary Brookins Published 11-3-2009

Cartoon Mocking Dr. Peter Mark Rogets Inventions 1975, Thesaurus and Log Log Slide Rule

Burglars (Modified) Cartoon Wife Mocking a slide rule Collector

Darby Conley (2002) cartoon Bucky wants Compass, Slide Rule and... Courtesy of United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

Bob Thaves, cartoonist, 1940s from Book Of Madness,University Of Minnisota

Cartoons from Stanford University magazine Chaparral c1960

Acme Slide Rules Wall Street Journal

Mathew Pritchett Daily Telegraph Millenium Bug

Spanked With Slide Rule, National Lampoon Art Poster Book 1975

Oliver Wendell Jones chased by his Slide Rule - BerkeleyBreathed

C.O. Harris from Slide Rule Simplified 1943

National Lampoon Yearbook, Slide Rule Club 1964

Madam Hildas cartoon Mysteries Of The Slide Rule Unveiled

German Slide Rule Cartoon

German Slide Rule Cartoon

Cartoon by Harley Schwadron, 2002 Tribune Media

Cartoonbank Abbacus Is Down

Daily Mail Political Cartoon 2004

Abucus Cartoon

Charlie and Lola in "Inventing Something Useful", CBeebies TV show in the UK. April 2017 (UKSRC SkidStick#57)

Over the Hedge Cartoon, March 16, 2005, by Michael Fry and T. Lewis.

Zorglub with sliderule (1962). From the Belgian comic strip series Spirou et Fantasio album No. 16 "L'ombre du Z" (1962). Mad scientist, Zorglub, is holding a sliderule and is being disturbed by honking in the driveway. (contributed by Etienne Sourd, Montral, Canada).

Slide Rule based Computer - Cartoon in the New Yorker magazine

Slide Rule Character in Earth-ML Comic

Apollo "Uhhh, Houston We Have A Word Problem", Cartoon by Scott Hilburn (c)2010

Ad for Yaquinto's Attack of the Mutants game that used to run on the inside cover of most Marvel comics.(1980)

"Slide Rulers Rule" - Return To Zero Comic in EDN magazine

"A World Without Engineers", Agilent Technologies promo.

New Zealand Political Cartoon With Slide Rule. 4-24-13 by Tom Scott. Contributed By Phillip Rodley, Upper Hutt, NZ. It was comparing the simplicity and cost of earlier energy policies to the current situation. Larger

Paul Taylor cartoon, 2013-04-19 "Human Slide Rule".

Showcase Presents The Phantom Stranger, Volume 1, "Slide Rule"

Alien Vs Scientist (with slide rule), drawn in unknown cartoon, Contributed by Foo Cheow Ming

Robot Enginers With Slide Rule - Electronics Illustrated Oct 1958

"Just Wait Until I Find The Guy Who Sold Me This Slide Rule" Cartoon - Radio News, May 1939

Abacus "In Case Of Emergncy" In Computer Room, Radio-TV-Experimenter, July 1966

IIT Tech News Cartoon Shows Student With Slide Rule On Hip. April 1, 1948

IIT Tech News - Slide Rule As Martini Stirrer. Oct 23, 1953

PG&E's Endless Slide Rule Nuclear Is Safe - By Russel Hodin 2015

RATED R - John Dempsey Cartoon - Scientist With Slide Rule In Pocket

"Mr. Flex Wants His Radio 'Log' Book" - Amateur-Wireless, November 1930. His son hands him a logarithm tables book.

Old Age Retirement vs Geek Public Speech, Sales Pitches with Gadgets

Over Dependence On Technology Slide Rule Abacus - In Case of Power Outage

Lead Engineer With Slide Rule - Elementary Electronics Jan-Feb 1975

Maya Mathsword - by Philip Williamson, drawn for a demo of an interactive comic book for the PlayStation2 game console. He designed the characters and the plot, and drew the storyboards. September 2010.

Crockett Johnson (1906-1975) Barnaby Comic Strip c1942. Barnaby, Atlas the Mental Giant, and O'Malley

Calvin And Hobbs, Slide Rule Discussion. Bill Watterson 1982

Slide-rule Yellow. Barney And Clyde Comic 2012

Bonequest.com - Pants And Deuce Debate Sliderules. Nov2014

The Michigan Technic Nov,1957 Slide Rule Drawing by Arnold

The Michigan Technic Nov, 1961 Censored By McHigan

The Michigan Technic Nov, 1946. Cartoon On Joke Page, Students Holding Slide Rules

The Michigan Technic May, 1948. Coed Catches Eye Of Engineering Student, Cartoon

The Michigan Technic May, 1947. Cartoon Wishing to play baseball

The Michigan Technic March, 1949. Censored Joke Page, Engineer's Creed

Barnaby and Mental Giant

Monroe Comic With Slide Rule by Brooks

USNA TheLOG March 13,1970 - Supermid With Sliderule

USNA TheLOG Feb 20, 1970 - Supermid With Sliderule

USNA TheLOG Jan 30, 1970 pg33 - Joystick Sliderule

USNA TheLOG Nov 21,1969 pg33 - Supermid With Sliderule

When Brother Power tries to make it as a capitalist, Lord Sliderule tries to destroy him. Reprints. in Maniaks (Arédit-Artima, 1970 series) #3 (December 1970)

Breen And Mike Thompson, April 17, 2012 - Calculators Out of Business?

Iron Man with Slide Rule On His Wrist

Baby Blues Figuring Out the Decimal Point location, (characteristic of new slide rule users, sothis comic is included)

The Pitts Slide Rule Justice by Tom Roy, 1993-07-07. (Not sharing slide rule)

Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, a Japanaese Anime Movie about a young engineer named Jiro Horikoshi, who works at Mitsubishi and designs the famous Zero fighter plane. Jiro with many slide rule scenes

1967 Yearbook Slide Rule - University Of Manitoba, Canada, Class Of 1967,pg28 - Ennis Cartoon

University Of Toronto Skule Yearbook 1960 pg43 - Industrial Engineer Section Cover

University Of Toronto Skule Yearbook 1958 pg56 - Engineering Physics Section Cover

University Of Toronto Skule Yearbook 1958 pg69 - Athletics Section Cover

University Of Toronto SkuleYearbook 1957 pg52 - Engineering Physics Section Cover

University Of Toronto SkuleYearbook 1960 pg76 - Mechanical Engineering Section Cover

University Of Toronto SkuleYearbook 1960 pg104 - Chemical Engineering Section Cover

NJIT Nucleus 1951 Yearbook Engineering Student Graphic With Slide Rule pg45

NJIT Nucleus 1951 Yearbook Freshman Bewildered Graphic With SlideRule pg26

NJIT Nucleus 1954 NCE Yearbook - "20 Years Slide Rules Will Be Obsolete" by John L. McIver (class photo pg90). pg172-173. Larger size
John Lawrence McIver (1933-2021) Seattle Times Obituary

NJIT Nucleus1962 Newark College of Engineering Yearbook - Jocks Make Fun Of NCE Student With Slide Rule Sticking Out Of Jacket. pg33

NJIT Nucleus 1962 Newark College of Engineering Yearbook - Mech Engineering Students Calculate Marble Trajectories. pg137

NJIT Nucleus 1966 NCE Yearbook - Basketball Banner With Slide Rule Graphic. pg173

NJIT Nucleus 1949 Yearbook Chapter Heading - Slide Rule In Graphic. pg87

NJIT Nucleus 1949 Yearbook Undergraduate Chapter Heading - Slide Rule In Graphic. pg93

Colorado State University Rocky Mountain Collegian Oct. 28, 1943. "Slide Rules And Sly Glances" Cartoon Full Page

"Phineas and Ferb" - Dr. Diminutive holding slide rule - Season 4, Episode 33

Hayao Miyazaki's movie The Wind Rises two more Frames With Slide Rule. Jiro Horikoshi, works at Mitsubishi and designs the famous Zero fighter plane.

Belle à la mécanique (Mechanically Beautiful), "Punch, or the London Charivari" Magazine c1890. Original scan drawn by Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910), ref: British Library Contributed by Marvin Clarence

"Daisy and Donald" Issue36 (1979) - Daisy holds Doctor Medic's Circular Slide Rule Contributed by Marvin Clarence

"Foxtrot" Comic, September 17, 2017 By Bill Amend. Math Hipsters Holding A Slide Rule And Abacus

Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed. Feb 16, 2016 Bill Gates With Slide Rule

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