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.)

They're back! with publication # 87

Our last post was a few days ago because Don and Suzy were in San Antonio, Texas. Don was invited to "entertain" at a reunion of the 18th Surgical Hospital, Army doctors and nurses who served our country in Vietnam. This was their sixth reunion in all these years. Don met several of them when he went to Vietnam under the auspices of the National Cartoonists Society and the United States Department of Defense in August 1966. He and two other cartoonists traveled to eleven locations to do caricatures and chalk talks of wounded American and South Vietnamese soldiers. A special nurse named Pat was stationed in Pleiku at the time. She remembered Don all these years, saved the caricature he did of her and asked Don to speak at the reunion. Don talked about his career and his trip to Vietnam with a PowerPoint Presentation that Suzy created. He also did caricatures of all who wanted one and showed them sketches used in a chalk talk.

Here's a cartoon from publication # 87, French Cartoons and Cuties, Volume 1, No. 36, July 1964. The magazine was from Candar Publishing Co., the same people who produced Cracked. While Cracked primarily was aimed at teens or young adults, French Cartoons and Cuties was for -- shall we say -- a more mature audience. It was one of those markets that used a lot of cartoons filling its pages with them and short humor only. It cost only 25 cents. Where today can you get over fifty laughs for that?

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