The Press: Oats for a Hoppocampus

Oats for a Hippocampus

Even longtime readers of The New Yorker know little of the man responsible for its famed first department, entitled "The Talk of the Town." When last week's issue appeared bearing a cover-picture of a small seahorse eating oats from a nosebag, few readers found anything remarkable in the artist's initials, E. B. W. E. B. W. stands for small, diffident 32-year-old Elwyn Brooks ("Andy")

White, writer of "The Talk of the Town." The seahorse cover was Writer White's first venture in illustrating.

Writer White is the second prominent staffman of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!