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.)

Another Cavalier (cartoon with a story)

George Plimpton was (and still is) famous for being many different things from a sports figure to a writer to an actor. He dabbled in whatever took his fancy. He became so well know for "wearing many hats" that it was only natural that he also became fodder for cartoonists. Don wasn't the only one.
This cartoon was published by Cavalier magazine (sorry, no date). Here's what we understand took place. The editors decided it was okay to GIVE the original drawing to Plimpton himself. Sometime later Time Magazine did an article on Plimpton and asked for Don's permission to reprint the cartoon which was now hanging framed in the Plimpton bathroom, so Don was told. However, Mrs. Plimpton apparently did not like the idea of her husband playing "hooker" so she nixed the reprint. The article did include the caption. No payment to the artist again! We do wonder where the original is now.

1 comment:

Mark Anderson said...

A great cartoon and an even better story! WOW!