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.)

110. Mad Math

The only artwork Don did for Mad Math was the cover, but that's because it was the book's only artwork. The inside of the book is--can you guess?--all math, or to be more precise, math puzzles. In an introduction the author writes "In the middle of dinner, you'll find yourself drawing triangles on napkins or adding numbers on tablecloths." And we thought that cartoonists were the only ones to doodle on tablecloths. For many years when the Wednesday "rounds" were the main selling vehicle for gag cartoonists, a group of these stalwarts, Don included of course, met at the Pen & Pencil Restaurant in New York City for lunch. They had to do something while all those editors ate their lunches. Drawing on the Pen & Pencil tablecloth was practically a compulsion, and more than once, restaurateur John Bruno cut out a particularly interesting sketch. Glad it wasn't grandma's best linen.

Mad Math was published November 1987 by Scholastic Books, Inc. The puzzles in the book were adapted from material appearing in Scholastic DynaMath Magazine.

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