Here’s a GoFundMe effort to help bring closure to Barbara Shermund’s story. Read all about it here. Ms. Shermund was one of the best of the early New Yorker cartoonists. Her life and work are currently being celebrated at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum out in Columbus Ohio.
Ms. Shermund’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Barbara Shermund (self portrait above) Born, San Francisco. 1899. Studied at The California School of Fine Arts. Died, 1978, New Jersey. New Yorker work: June 13, 1925 thru September 16, 1944. 8 covers and 599 cartoons. Shermund’s post-New Yorker work was featured in Esquire. (See Liza Donnelly’s book, Funny Ladies — a history of The New Yorker’s women cartoonists — for more on Shermund’s life and work).
Below: “Raymond was a beautiful baby.” — an undated Shermund original from the Billy Ireland collection.
The CC boys “Max” and “Simon” have posted their comments and ratings for the New Yorker year-end double issue. Read it all here.