Herblock coined "McCarthyism."
October 8, 2001 5:27 AM   Subscribe

Herblock coined "McCarthyism." Longtime Washington Post cartoonist Herbert Block dies at 91. Wielding independence through his sketches, the artist who gave President Richard Nixon five o'clock shadow won three Pulitzer prizes and the admiration of loyal readers. Don't miss "Five Decades of Herblock" cartoons and essays.
posted by Carol Anne (5 comments total)
thanks for posting this - i'd heard the news on the radio this morning & wondered if he'd published anything on the current attacks, but his last published piece was apparently on august 26th.
posted by judith at 8:23 AM on October 8, 2001

He was still doing cartoons at 91? Amazing.
posted by timothompson at 8:29 AM on October 8, 2001

funny how great cartoons are, when they are penned by a great cartoonist.
posted by asok at 10:15 AM on October 8, 2001

The man was definitely an institution and a cornerpiece of the Washington Post. I always thought his cartoons were dull, predictable and anything but humorous, but I suppose that's besides the point right now.
posted by rks404 at 11:10 AM on October 8, 2001

on a related note:
"George Gately, the creator of the "Heathcliff" newspaper comic about the antics of a rotund cat, has died. He was 72."
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 12:36 PM on October 8, 2001

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