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Look There (and Here): Selections from EVER SINCE ADAM AND EVE

Back in 2008, Mike Lynch posted a bunch of cartoons that he had scanned from Ever Since Adam and Eve, edited by Alfred Andriola and Mel Casson, who dedicated the book to the National Cartoonists Society. Here are the links:

Featured artists include Alfred Andriola, Stan and Jan Berenstain, Walter Berndt, Milton Caniff, Irwin Caplan, Al Capp, George Clark, Chon Day, Gregory D’Alessio, Harry Devlin, Rube Goldberg, Harry Hanan, Al Hirschfeld, Hank Ketcham, Frank King, George Lichty, Marty Links, Kate Osann, Russell Patterson, Alex Raymond, Carl Rose, Charles Schulz, Ronald Searle, Barbara Schermund, Noel Sickles, Otto Soglow, Henry Syverson, J. W. Taylor, Hilda Terry, and Mort Walker.

Quite a few heavy hitters in there, I think you’ll agree. But of all the cartoons and drawings from Ever Since Adam and Eve that Mike posted, here’s the one that interests me most:


The artist is Gregory d’Alessio, and the model is his wife, cartoonist Hilda Terry, whose work has been featured several times here at RCN:

In addition to being a syndicated cartoonist, a painter, and an influential guitar music enthusiast, Gregory d’Alessio was vice-president of the Art Students League in New York from 1937 to 1944 and was an instructor in drawing at the League from 1960 until his death in 1993 at the age of 88. D’Alessio’s wife of 55 years, Hilda Terry, also became a regular instructor at the League in the 1980s (after her “retirement”), teaching a class in drawing twice a week, and continued in that capacity, near as I can tell, pretty much right up until her death in 2006 at age 92.



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