Not Trash, Pop, First Editions! – The Cartoon Art of Susi

by John Holbo on October 27, 2012

Remember when I posted about my friend Susi, the 90-year old former New York gag cartoonist refugee from Nazi Germany? Good! I’m glad you remember. Because I’ve got a long follow up at Sort of an interview, sort of a jumble of pictures and the sorts of facts I find interesting. A little window on history, I hope. Plus comics. (And if you’re in Eugene, OR, you can go see her gallery show. It’s open until Friday.)



rf 10.29.12 at 1:38 am

I must say I enjoyed this thoroughly

fwiw, this is the dream

“Susi and Manford would spend a couple days a week working out gags, she would draw them, he would market them. You could take a lot of weekdays off, as well as your weekends; go to the museum, go to the shore.”

I once half lived a life like this. But then society guilted me of welfare. Worst mistake I ever did make.


bianca steele 10.30.12 at 7:52 pm

Could it be Irwin Caplan?

This belongs on the Hobsbawm thread, with the comment about his obituary having been written by a woman who was deceased earlier this year: Jacques Barzun’s obit in the Guardian was written entirely, it appears, by someone who was deceased seven years ago!


bianca steele 10.30.12 at 7:53 pm

Another caution, I guess, like the one mentioned in the article, on researchers’ assuming facts from a single datum.


John Holbo 11.01.12 at 2:34 am

“Could it be Irwin Caplan?”

By Jove, I think you’re right!


John Holbo 11.01.12 at 2:40 am

Alas, Wikipedia suggests Irwin Caplan was living in Washington State at the time, so probably not.

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