Henry Martin (cartoonist)

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Henry Martin (born July 15, 1925, in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American cartoonist.[1] His parents Lyman and Adele Martin were Christians.[2][3][4] He has an older brother Lyman Jr. and a younger sister Adele. He went to high school at Texas Country Day (now St. Mark's School of Texas) in Dallas,[5] then graduated from Princeton University in 1948 with a degree in Art History. He subsequently studied art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He is the father of popular children's author Ann M. Martin.[6]

According to a press release from Princeton University:

Martin worked as a cartoonist and illustrator for more than 50 years, publishing in The New Yorker, Punch, Ladies' Home Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, the Princeton Alumni Weekly and many other magazines. His single-panel comic strip, "Good News/Bad News," was nationally syndicated, and he wrote and/or illustrated more than 35 books. He retired in 1995.[7]

In the nineteen-fifties and nineteen-sixties Mr. Martin provided numerous comic illustrations for books published by the Peter Pauper Press in Mount Vernon. Martin received the National Cartoonist Society Gag Cartoon Award for 1978 for his work.

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  1. ^ Maslin, Mitch. "The New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z". Ink Spill. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.scholastic.com/annmartin/letters/2014-02.htm
  3. ^ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Martin&GSfn=Lyman&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=19&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=143912853&df=all&
  4. ^ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/100836135
  5. ^ Princetoniana Committee Oral History Project, "Interview of Henry Martin, p. 4-5 (pdf).
  6. ^ Ann Martin, "An Interview With My Father, Cartoonist Henry Martin" (February 2014)
  7. ^ News at Princeton, "Cartoonist Henry Martin donates art, books" (April 7, 2010).

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