Slightly Out Of Toon

Most parents dream of their son getting accepted into an Ivy League school. On the other hand, the number of parents who hope their pride and joy goes on to become a cartoonist is probably close to zero.

Whitney Darrow, Jr., the cartoonist we featured in yesterday’s post, had the ideal sensibilities to be a New Yorker cartoonist through the middle decades of the 20th century. After all, he’d gone to Princeton.

Check out this 1970 interview with him and learn how a WASP from Greenwich became a gag doodler. — CC

5 Comments on "Slightly Out Of Toon"

  1. Wow, being so tall, he cuts a figure like an Apparel Arts illustration. Those natural-shouldered jackets hang off him wonderfully. I’m glad to see he was a fan of Ivy style on both sides of the cartoonist’s pen.

  2. He rowed crew at Princeton; it doesn’t surprise. He looks like he was crew. Over 60 years with the New Yorker back when it was really the New Yorker. He also worked/study at the NY Art Students League here on West 57th Street after Princeton.

    Also there was William Hamilton of Yale and also the New Yorker; I believe you profiled in the past. Killed in a car wreck a couple of years ago. Another Ivy style cartoonist.

  3. Old School Tie | September 18, 2019 at 7:16 am |

    Tell it like it is, Vern. Don’t soften the blow….

  4. Charlottesville | September 18, 2019 at 10:20 am |

    And let’s not forget Peter Arno, another Yale man who published cartoons in the old New Yorker. As I recall, the original of this one is hanging by the bar at ’21’: https://condenaststore.com/featured/will-that-be-all-peter-arno.html .

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