Peter Arno: The Mad, Mad World of The New Yorker‘s Greatest Cartoonist

The New Yorker‘s original one-man art department, Rea Irvin, famously designed Eustace Tilley, the magazine’s monocled mascot. A foppish aristocratic dandy with a nose turned up in sniffy dismissal while scrutinizing a butterfly, Tilley became the ironic icon of Harold Ross’s fledgling weekly and would survive unto the generations in a variety of guises. In addition to the fictional Tilley, however, Harold Ross soon had a real-life dandy in his stable. Read more in The Comics Journal…

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