Monday, November 05, 2012

What's In A Name?

Monday Cartoon Day.

Here is another cartoonist who I like more for his signature than his drawing style or gags. Like Fred Wilkinson, Ned Hilton was a run of the mill cartoonist, with a remarkable signature. Easy to spot, or at least easier than his style. He is also one of the few cartoonists from the Collier's/Saturday Evening Post lot that did not get his own newspaper strip. Or at least, not a regular strip. Allan Holtz thinks he is the artist signing Ned Michael on the New York Sunday Post filler strip The Family Upstairs. He reports two samles from 1955 and indeed when I did some research at the New Yrk Public Library last month, I came across some of those in 1955 and 1956. It may have lasted after that, no one knows. Or remembers.

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