Friday, November 6, 2009
Eldon Dedini, Sept. 1967
Eldon Dedini was a cartoonist whose work has appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, Playboy and elsewhere. He received the National Cartoonists Society Gag Cartoon Award for 1958, 1961, 1964 and 1988 for his work. Mr. Dedini did around 1,200 cartoons for Playboy and 630 for The New Yorker in a career that also included Disney cartoons, ads for broccoli and thirteen posters for the annual Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance. "The gag is the whole secret of cartooning" he once said. "Style alone will never sell a bum joke. So you can drwa. A million people can draw. The question is, are you funny?"