The Press: Grin & Draw It

George Maurice Lichtenstein, 49, is a newspaper cartoonist who earns $50,000 a year by illustrating an American homily of good-humored resignation: "Grin and Bear It." In his satirical, topical "Grin and Bear It" cartoon, which runs in more than 270 U.S. dailies. Cartoonist "Lichty" has created such harried, irascible characters as potbellied, spindle-legged Bascomb Belchmore. Senator Snort, Mr. Snodgrass, and a diabolical moppet named Otis. They are inevitably trapped in ridiculous situations of their own making. In one cartoon Senator Snort, .dressed in flowered waistcoat and bat-winged collar, tells a group of...

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