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Feb 21, 2009

George Price

George Price is probably my favorite New Yorker cartoonist that I've seen so far. There's so much energy in his drawing style that appeals to me as an animator. Totally reminds me of Hirschfeld as well. I'd imagine this is what Hirschfeld would look like angry or in a rush. Fantastic stuff. These were scanned from an old New Yorker anthology and are all from the 1930s onward. My eye is immediately drawn to his strips no matter what else is on the page.

(Not all of these have the captions with them, sorry)

From the 50s on George's style would degenerate more and more. The designs would become cluttered, the compositions unclear, and the style would become completely angular. If that wasn't enough, his characters lost all their "life" and expression with his new way of drawing eyes. They would all look like crazies.



Blogger Matt J said...

Charles Addams must be my favourite New Yorker cartoonist

February 23, 2009 2:58 PM

Blogger David Nethery said...

Yeah, Price is good.

My favorite in terms of the drawing and compositions alone (doesn't matter what the gag or punchline) is probably Peter Arno.

Charles Addams is way up there too .

Have you discovered Gluyas Williams yet ?

So many good ones who worked for the New Yorker. I love paging through the New Yorker cartoon anthologies.

March 12, 2009 12:09 PM

Blogger Dan said...

A lot of people like Peter Arno, Will Finn did a post on his work recently. I guess I just don't see it...yet. Gluyas Williams has a great style. Why does everyone remind me of Hirschfeld? Lol.

March 12, 2009 12:16 PM

Blogger Mark Mayerson said...

By the way, it's George Price, not Fred.

March 16, 2009 5:59 AM

Blogger Asterisk Animation said...

It's George Price.

It's a mark of a great illustrator to have a signature in the same hand as their drawings. His is a highly stylized "Geo."

March 16, 2009 7:13 AM

Blogger Dan said...


Take a look at the signature. That looks like Fred to me. Interesting. Whatver his first name...I love Mr. Price's work :P

March 16, 2009 8:42 AM

Blogger Dan said...

I stand corrected. I'll update the post. Thanks guys! :)

March 16, 2009 8:44 AM


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