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’tis the season to be jolly!
And here’s bow seven cartoonists say Merry Christmas with a smile When an English painter named John Calcott Horsley designed a card in 1843 to wish his friends a Merry Christmas, he had no idea what he was starting. This week the U.S. Post Office is swamped with two and a half billion Christmas cards, making this the jolliest season yet from the point of view of greeting-card manufacturers. Hm 'Jal!®? ■IJ fl" HI I 1 a I I Ronald Saorlo, most famous of the British cartoonists. has a romping good time drawing outrageous portraits °f h*s fdlow Englishmen. Now he has taken us on in a newly-published book. By Backing Chair Across America" Merry Chhutmai and a Happy New Year... The staggering success of painter Horsley’s idea can be explained by the endless ingenuity of his fellow artists of succeeding generations, such as these contemporary artist-illustrators of U.S. and Great Britain, who have sent us their own cards. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you! That’s what Mr. Horsley said in 1843! ft. O. Blachman, who conceited the traffic tie-up below, is a 29-year-old New Yorker who says he became an artist because he was bad at everything else. He has published a book of drawings, "The Juggler of Our Lady" LAST LAUGH Arnold Varga, who grew that sun flower above, gardens in the great, green front yard of American adver tising. He's 33, a native of McKees port, Pa., and an award winner mans times in exhibitions of graphic arts 1 \/ I F. - I * j fl •'' W*v ■ ■ Q o w l ® I Bwk v / id! ’ #' / jH The late Gerard Haffnung, whose Santa is confronted with an unusual chimney, was a warm-hearted spoofer. He once put on a highly comic music festival in London featuring the 'music" of an Espresso coffee machine I few *MI AMM Vmbb & 15