Don has sold a LOT of cartoons in his career. Each numbered cartoon or illustration on the left side of this Blog is from a DIFFERENT magazine, newspaper, etc. Let's see if we can find out the total number of publications (places) where Don's work has appeared . . . . . (An unnumbered posting is a duplicate publication.)

67. Yankee Doodle Dandies, A Star-Spangled Satire

A couple of years before the fabulous bicentential celebration of American independence, publishers were asked to produce a book appropriate to the year 1976 and the associated celebrations. New American Library (Signet Books) chose to honor the date with humor and commissioned Bart Andrews and Mary McCartney to write Yankee Doodle Dandies, A Star-Spangled Satire. The authors wisely chose Don Orehek to provide the illustrations. He did 195 illustrations! At least that's how many were printed.
The book begins with a Declaration of Introduction which included the following:

"The undersigned, as creators of this book, hereby wish to appeal to your funnybone and, therefore, declare that history's heroes were not only human beeings, but more often than not, borderline basket cases.
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"P.S. It is not that we love our country less, but that we love a good laugh more."

(See two pages of Don's illustrations in the post below.)

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