Saturday, April 30, 2011

In the News-John McCutcheon

John T. McCutcheon Featured on Moment of Indiana History

Originally posted Nov. 2, 2010
Indiana Public Media recently featured a Hoosier cartoonist on its radio program, Moment of Indiana History. The subject was John T. McCutcheon (1870-1946), onetime dean of American political cartoonists and longtime front-page cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune. Born in South Raub, Indiana, McCutcheon graduated from Purdue University in 1889. That's where he met his fast friend and sometime collaborator, humorist George Ade. In addition to being a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, McCutcheon was also a foreign correspondent and adventurer. He even owned his own Caribbean island. The full story can be found on the website of Indiana Public Media, here. You can find more art by John McCutcheon on my blog, Indiana Illustrators, at

Copyright 2011 Terence E. Hanley

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