(Above: Hoff’s self-portrait from Collier’s Collects Its Wits, Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1941)
Today would’ve been Syd Hoff’s 100th birthday. Among his many accomplishments was contributing to The New Yorker for forty-four years (1931-1975). His niece has passed along this news concerning his official website :
SydHoff.org has just been updated and expanded. The site now includes a rich selection of his cartoons from a multitude of national publications – cartoons which still have relevance in today’s world. Other additions include many Ad Commissions, Mystery Short Stories he wrote, his life Time-Line, and a Kids Page featuring the “how to’s” of cartooning using letters and numbers. It also includes a new section dedicated to cartoons he drew under his alias, A. Redfield, for left-wing publications during the 1930s, along with a PDF down-loadable chapter- “Syd Hoff – A.Redfield…Two Sides of the Same Coin.” It is my intention to honor Syd’s legacy by having this website become a ‘living’ book – easy to update and expand – and one that anyone can locate.