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Herbert Block, perennial political cartoonist for the Washington Post


About 1979, I learned of Herblock, editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post. I must have redrawn several dozen of his cartoons, and I used his basic technique for my own. I am sorry that he could not live forever in our world with his cartoons. It's amazing that he chose to continue drawing almost up to his death at 92 years and less 6 days.

In the world of political cartoons, Herblock was the best. I dare say the equivalent of Thomas Nast. May his fame live forever in the history books!