Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Dana Fradon 1922 - 2019

Above: the back cover bio from his book MY SON THE MEDICINE MAN.

Dana Fradon, the last of the cartoonists to sign a contract with the New Yorker during Harold Ross' time, passed away at his home, surrounded by family, in Woodstock, NY on September 3rd. He was 97.

From Michael Maslin's Inkspill:

Dana Fradon, the last surviving New Yorker cartoonist of Harold Ross’s era (he was the last cartoonist contracted under Mr. Ross’s editorship), and one of The New Yorker‘s most prolific cartoonists (he is in the top twenty of the magazine’s artists who have contributed over a thousand drawings), passed away October 3 in Woodstock, New York.  He was 97.  Mr. Fradon’s first cartoon appeared in the issue of May 1, 1948 (it appears below).  His last New Yorker drawing appeared April 21, 2003. Mr. Fradon was born April 14, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois.

 Dana Fradon's first New Yorker cartoon:

 Obituary in the Newtown Bee.

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