Years ago, during my research for the Peter Arno biography, I discovered Chuck Thorndike’s The Business Of Cartooning
(The House Of Little Books, 1939). It contains mini-bios of various cartoonists (along with self portraits) of such New Yorker
cartoon gods as William Steig, Helen Hokinson, Barbara Shermund, and John Held, Jr.. I thought it would be fun to show one of these these mini-bios every so often. Here’s Mr. Held’s (and below it is the Spill’
s Held A-Z entry).