In previous posts I have shown some comical illustrations of the California condor. In this post I present 6 more caricatures from a variety of sources.
This caricature is from a postcard by “Birdorable”:
Here is the front of a 1994 collector card from CARDZ:
This card does not include an artist credit. But the card’s reverse notes the bird’s name, Concord Condor, and that his goal in life is “To avoid cartoon extinction”.
A book for younger readers, Extremely Weird Endangered Species by Sarah Lovett (published in 1992 by John Muir) includes this artwork by either Mary Sundstrom or Sally Blakemore:
Dwayne Harris provided the illustration for the front cover of a novel for younger readers:
Johnathan Rand’s Creepy Condors of California was published in 2004 by AudioCraft.
An entirely serious book includes this drawing by Frances Ellis, which struck me as a caricature:
The above is from Rutherford Platt’s Wilderness: The Discovery of a Continent of Wonder (published in 1961 by Dodd, Mead).
Finally, my favorite of this group is from the February-March 1992 issue of National Wildlife magazine:
The cartoon above accompanied the article “The Year of Unfortunate Conflict”. Neither the artist or author are credited.
Previous posts with condor caricatures include: Consumer products from North America, Embellishments, Illustrations from magazines: 1950-2000, Insignia, More on art from Cooper Ornithological Club publications, and Pictorial maps.