The Press: Sporting Cartoons

In his cartoonland, basketball centers are lean and heron-legged, fullbacks loom half a mile high, thoroughbreds trade wisecracks with their jockeys on the drive to the wire. More startling, his situations may be parodies of a Keats poem or a Steinbeck novel. A literate wit, plus a newsman's flair for capsuling the essence of a story, is the mark of Sports Cartoonist Willard Harlan Mullin, 55, of the Scripps-Howard New York World-Telegram and Sun (circ. 473,732).

Mullin draws for a New York audience, but he has become a national institution. Besides the World-Telly, where...

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