It was great to meet with Rob Rogers, Editorial Cartoonist, at the National Cartoonist Society (NCS) Festival in Huntington Beach, California.
George Booth is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and several children's books. In 1993 Booth was recognized with a Gag Cartoon Award for his work in the New Yorker by the National Cartoonist Society. Booth was born in 1926.
The comically incorrect cartoons of A.F. Branco. "Branco has a way of getting to the heart of an issue with clarity, insight and most of all, wicked humor." Dinesh D'Souza, Author and Film Maker.
"Mr. Spencer's expository guide to the editorial cartoon should be a welcome introduction to a significant art. It should be interesting not only to young practitioners, but to students of communication generally." Frank Luther Mott. Editorial Cartooning by Dick Spencer III, , School of Journalism, State University of Iowa. The Iowa State College Press, Ames, Iowa, 1949.
"I feel strongly that all cartoonists who are making a living in this very select occupation have something to contribute to the professionalism of every one of us. With the result that all cartoonists - not just the big names - will be subjects for possible future stories." Jud Hurd, Editor. This copy was the first issue, winter of 1969.
How to Draw Cartoons by Briggs. "The newspapers still hope for brains in newspaper comics, nevertheless the one with brains, originality, and a fine imagination will be the big winner in the long run." Briggs. Harper and Brothers Publishers, New York and London, 1926. Rescued from the Public Library, Southbend, Indiana.
The World War 1939-1945 The Cartoonists' Vision by Roy Douglas. In a new approach to the history of the Second World War, Roy Douglas portrays the events through cartoons, explaining what message they were meant to convey to the contemporary reader and revealing the radically different perceptions of different countries as to where the most crucial issues of the war lay. Routledge, London and New York, 1990. Rescued from the Lansing Community College Library, Michigan.
Ben Franklin's drawing of a severed snake - "Join or Die" - was America first political cartoon, but the heyday of the political cartoonist did not come until the late 19th century, when Thomas Nast used his pencil to attack the Tweed Ring. Franklin, Nast, Keppler, Glackens, Kirby, Herblock and Mauldin are among the 16 cartoonists whose lives and works are explored here in lively, easy-to-read sketches. Political Cartoonists, Lerner Publications Company, 1972. Book rescued from the Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, Iowa.
Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year 1993 Edition. Edited by Charles Brooks, former president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and winner of seventeen awards for cartooning excellence. Published by Pelican, Gretna, Louisiana, 1993.