Donald Reilly

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Donald Reilly (11 November 1933 – 18 June 2006) was a cartoonist best known for his long association with The New Yorker magazine. His style of drawing was to sketch quickly to achieve a feeling of spontaneity and to use his cartoons to make a social commentary on the times.

Reilly was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and began drawing for The New Yorker in 1964. He created 1,107 cartoons and 16 front page covers for the magazine. His work had also appeared in Playboy, Mad, and Harvard Business Review amongst others.

In 1984, the town council of Garrett Park, Maryland voted to install a sign on a troublesome intersection, with the text "At Least Slow Down (formerly STOP)" (based on one of Reilly's New Yorker cartoons). However, it had to be replaced as it kept on being stolen.[1]

He died in Norwalk, Connecticut of cancer, aged 72.[1]


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