American cartoonists joined the fight as Arthur Szyk, Herbert Block, and Rollin Kirby, among many others, stirred the nation to support the Allies and fight their common enemies.
Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-Communist assaults on American institutions and individuals provoked few angry protests from newspaper cartoonists, with the notable exceptions of Herbert Block and Walt Kelly.
The Herblock award is a tribute to Herbert Block
, the longtime Washington Post editorial cartoonist and TNG member of 67 years.
In addition, Josh Wolf, a San Francisco freelance journalist who has been held in federal prison since August 2006 for refusing to turn over video he shot of a demonstration in San Francisco, will be honored with the Herbert Block
That means bitingly humorous commentary and quirky drawing, which -- combined with being chosen to succeed the legendary Herbert Block
-- makes Toles E&P's editorial cartoonist of the year.
The first Herbert Block
Freedom Award, named after the late editorial cartoonist, will go to recently jailed free-lance journalist Vanessa Leggett at a May 14 Newspaper Guild banquet in Washington.
endowed his foundation with a surprising $50 million, much of it from Washington Post Co.
drew editorial cartoons since the 1920s, but never lost his work ethic.
In 1929, a 20-year-old native of Chicago, Herbert Block
, started drawing editorial cartoons for the Chicago Daily News.
But Herbert Block
did make a number of interesting observations during his hour-long talk at the recent Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention in Baltimore.
WHY WAS WALTER Cronkite chosen to give Herbert Block
The gallery opens with a pair of rare, full-page "Yellow Kid" originals by Richard Outcault, as well as works by Winsor McCay, Al Capp, Chester Gould, Charles Schulz, Walt Kelly, Charles Addams, Peter Arno, the Walt Disney Studio, Charles Dana Gibson, Norman Rockwell, Thomas Nast, Clifford Berryman, Herbert Block
(Herblock), Bill Mauldin, William Hogarth, Al Hirschfeld and George Herriman.