Wednesday, September 28, 2016

1970 Interview: Whitney Darrow, Jr.




From Cartoonist PROfiles #7, August 1970, here's a good interview with New Yorker gentleman-cartoonist Whitney Darrow. One of the reasons it's good is because of Jud Hurd, who WAS Cartoonist PROfiles and a cartoonist himself. Jud conducted a lot of the interviews through the magazine's run.

The preliminary sketches for Mr. Darrow's New Yorker cartoon (page 57) are fascinating. They're the reason I wanted to share the piece. You can see that he studied under George Bridgman.

The issue has a beautiful wrap-around cover by Sergio Aragones, along with an interview with the MAD Magazine artist. That's all scanned for your pleasure here.

Some more beautiful Darrow drawings from THE OFFICE PARTY book here.












-- From a September 28, 2011 blog entry.

1 comment:

Bill Abbott said...

I really enjoyed that article - thank you for sharing it Mike. There's so many cartoonists that I admire, including Whitney Darrow, Jr., but know little to nothing about them outside of their art - great stuff.