Joe Lane, Cartoonist and his, Our Little Nuns.
This collection is the only one I have by Joe Lane. It is copyright 1954 by the Catholic Church Extension Society of Chicago.
There is a note that the collection was created exclusively for the Extension Magazine by Joe Lane.
The Extension Magazine of today is probably a bit different than that of the 1950s. For that matter, nuns as cartoon fodder are vastly different today than sixty plus years ago. Do a search for nun cartoons and you will come up with edgy nuns, porn sites, and everything in between.
As for the cartoonist, Joe Lane, I can find very little. I did find a site that lists six of his cartoon books. Unfortunately, that site has no further information on the cartoonist.
So, we have a mystery cartoonist. He did, however, leave us some nice cartoons.
Oh, and to add to they mystery, here is a link with a Joe Lane cartoon from a booklet entitled: “Priests are Like People” Also published by the Exension Magazine. makes one wonder if possibly he was a Priest.
Here are three more of his nun cartoons.