Bill Mauldin: “If I see a stuffed shirt, I want to punch it. If it’s big, hit it. You can’t go far wrong.” Too many newspaper artists tended to “regard editorial cartooning as a trade instead of a profession. They try not to be too offensive”, he said. “The hell with that.” He frequently lamented that editorial cartoonists were too soft and that more of them needed to be “stirrer-uppers.” Mr.
Lee Bontecou, born 15 January 1931 in Providence, Rhode Island. Another artist of whom I’ve been oblivious.
Snips from an article HERE
Lee Bontecou grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, where, during World War II, her mother worked in a factory wiring submarine parts. This memory, together with reports she heard about the war and the Holocaust, had a profound effect on Bontecou’s childhood
Gainful employment for me was writing mountains of press releases for the gainfully employed. I did this for four years and finally embraced the good fortune that had recently come my way, relieving me of the hours and hours of tedium my job had wrought.
The Wiz Live! was aired on NBC last week – we watched and enjoyed. Performances, costumes and scenery were excellent – a wonderfully colourful and artistic production of a new adaptation of the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz, a soul/R&B reinterpretation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The show reminded me that years ago I’d looked at L.Frank Baum’s natal chart, read a little about