Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Happy birthday, cartoonist Syd Hoff

It is the birthday of cartoonist and children's book author Syd Hoff (1912), who is best remembered for his Danny and the Dinosaur (1958) and more than 60 books in the HarperCollins beginning reader "I Can Read" series. Hoff sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker at age 18. His work also appeared in Esquire, Look magazine and other publications. Under the pseudonym A. Redfield, Hoff produced a cartoon series The Ruling Clawss for the Communist newspaper The Daily Worker in the 1930s and 1940s. He also illustrated advertising for Eveready Batteries, Jell-O, Rambler and other brands. But it was the children's books that brought him the greatest recognition.

1 comment:

  1. Michael,
    In honor of Syd's birthday a new on-line exhibit has been added to the website. "Syd Hoff...the Man, the Magic and the Mystery" focuses on the many diverse and creative contributions Syd made during his lifetime. Enjoy!... Carol, Syd's niece. (www.SydHoff.org)

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