Boris Drucker: 1920 -2009
Boris Drucker, a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, and a long time contributor to The New Yorker -- his work first appeared in the magazine October 28, 1967; his last cartoon appeared there November 10, 1997 -- died this past Thursday at Philadelphia's Hahnemann Hospital. The cause was a stroke. A collection of his work, Don't Pay Any Attention To Him, He's 90% Water: The Cartooning Career of Boris Drucker was published by Syracuse Univeristy Press in 2006.
In the Spring of 2005, The New York Times listing an exhibit of his work under the heading "Drawing for Love and Money", noted that Mr. Drucker "always split his time between advertisements and comic drawings." According to Maurice Horn's World Encyclopedia of Cartoons, Mr. Drucker received numerous awards over the years for his advertising work. The Encyclopedia also notes that Mr. Drucker wrote and illustrated one children's book, Henrietta ( Abelard-Schuman, 1965).
This obit from Philly.com, January 18, 2009, "Center City Cartoonist with New Yorker cachet": www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20090118_Center_City_cartoonist_with_New_Yorker_cachet.html