☛ The New Yorker: “Those are the headlines, and we’ll be back in a moment to blow them out of proportion” by Dana Fradon, September 23, 1991, p. 93
Dana Fradon is a legend at The New Yorker. He published his first cartoon for the magazine in 1948 and became a regular cartoon contributor in 1950. As of today, The New Yorker has published more than 1,400 of his cartoons.
A native of Chicago, Fradon studied at the Art Institute of Chicago before beginning three years’ service in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He resumed his artistic studies at the Art Students League of New York, and broke into the ranks of professional cartooning when he signed on to join the extraordinary group of cartoonists assembled by New Yorker founding editor Harold Ross. He currently resides in Newtown, Conn. (read more form a recent press release by the Western Connecticut State University)
Below is a portrait of Dana Fradon which appeared in an unidentified American newspaper on September 5, 1978 (retrieved from the blog Designanator: “From the cartoon archives: Dana Fradon of The New Yorker” December 3, 2009).