From the Attic: Cobean, Ross, and Peter Arno

Here’re three more items that will soon be added to the Attic.     Above: A Sam Cobean handkerchief. Other than Thurber I can’t think of another of the magazine’s cartoonists who was more fond of delving into the whole man/woman thing.     Below: This Timex watch with an Al Ross drawing on its face is not very old,

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Al Ross: 1911 – 2012

  The New York Times has reported that New Yorker cartoonist Al Ross has died.    Al, who was 100, easily held the title of most senior member of this cadre. He contributed over six hundred drawings to the magazine, from November 27, 1937 through February 18, 2002.   There were a number of veteran cartoonists who warmly welcomed me when

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Al Ross turns 100

The great cartoonist, Al Ross, turned 100 yesterday.  Ross, born in Vienna, Austria, began contributing to The New Yorker in November of 1937.  He has contributed over 600 drawings since. (photo above from the NY1 video) From NY1, a brief video of Ross celebrating yesterday To see some of Mr. Ross’s  New Yorker work, visit the magazine’s Cartoon Bank here.

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