Cartoonist Helen Hokinson Inducted into 2023 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame

The Society of Illustrators has announced the artists entering their class of 2023 Hall of Fame.

Among the inductees is New Yorker cartoonist Helen E. Hokinson.

From the Society of Illustrators profile:

Cartoonist Helen Hokinson (1893 – 1949) is best known for her New Yorker cartoons depicting the daily lives and social scenes of the 1920s and 1930s. 

In 1925, Hokinson earned her first commission from The New Yorker. She would go on to create over 68 covers and 1,800 cartoons for the storied magazine, earning her a comfortable and secure, independent lifestyle. In addition to her cartoons, Hokinson illustrated numerous books for others. She published three books of her own collected work during her lifetime, and three more were published following her death.

R. C. Harvey provides a more complete biography.

The Condé Nast Store has a fine selection of her New Yorker cartoons.

The rest of the 2023 SOI Hall of Fame members:

Reynold Brown (1917 – 1991)

The Lambiek Comiclopedia on Reynold Brown and Tailspin Tommy.

Seymour Chwast (b. 1931)

Seymour Chwast 2020 interview about his graphic novels.

Barron Storey (b. 1940)

Barron Storey: Life After Black

Richard Amsel (1947 – 1985)

The Art and Artistry of Richard Amsel.

Anna Whelan Betts (1873 – 1959)

Anna Whelan Betts samples and appreciation.

Wendell Minor (b. 1944)

A 2014 interview with Wendell Minor.

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hat tip: Michael Maslin

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