When Paul Conrad Forgot the Caption

Among the Giants of Editorial Cartooning in the last half of the 20th Century and into the 21st was Paul Conrad of The Los Angeles Times. While Pat Oliphant, another giant of the times, would ridicule his subjects Paul would pound them. Conrad seldom went for a laugh, his cartoons brought the realization, and anger, that the people were being screwed by those in power. Anyway…

Mike Rhode stumbled onto an old Paul Conrad book with a surprise inside.

A copy of Conrad’s obituary cartoon for Richard Nixon and a signed copy of Paul’s sketch for the idea. Also: Paul’s realization that he forgot a major part of the idea.

Mike shows all at his ComicsDC site.


Here, link courtesy of Mike, is a Library of Congress appreciation of Paul.