Art: Laughing Tiger

The American Scene was under ludicrous attack again last week. Cartoonist Whitney Darrow Jr., for ten years a comic ornament to The New Yorker, published his first collection of drawings, You're Sitting on my Eyelashes (Random House; $2.50). In the title cartoon a raucously artificial brunette addressed a startled gentleman who had just taken her seat at the movies.

Most of Darrow's cartoons stick to urban life and the middle class — which he treats with a ridicule heavily touched with fondness. Darrow's favorite subjects include the laughable aspects of human underwear, the...

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