Paul Conrad — American Cartoonist born on June 27, 1924,

Paul Francis Conrad was an American political cartoonist and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes for editorial cartooning. In the span of a career lasting five decades, Conrad provided a critical perspective on eleven presidential administrations in the United States. He is best known for his work as the chief editorial cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times during a time when the newspaper was in transition under the direction of publisher Otis Chandler, who recruited Conrad from the Denver Post... (wikipedia)

It is a peculiar art form, but I think it's a necessary art form - and I do believe it's a noble art form.
I've never seen bad drawing destroy a good idea. On the other hand, I've never seen a good drawing save a bad idea.
There is too much illustrating of the news these days. I look at many editorial cartoons and I don't know what the cartoonists are saying or how they feel about a certain issue.
I have no idea what readership is of written editorials, but it doesn't come anywhere close to the readership of editorial cartoons.
If I can finish a cartoon in 20 minutes, then that's the ideal editorial cartoon - it's to the point.

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