Cartoonist: CARTOONIST Going West

After the death of the Los Angeles Times's Editorial Cartoonist Bruce Russell last month (of a heart attack at 60), Publisher Otis Chandler went hunting for a successor. Last week Chandler, who wants "the best of everything" for his paper and is prepared to pay the price, announced a considerable catch: the Denver Post's Paul Conrad, 39 (TIME, June 13, 1960), one of the best editorial cartoonists in the U.S.

Cartoonist Conrad is a registered Democrat who says he has "strayed from the path of righteousness and truth" only onceĀ—to vote for Eisenhower in 1952. But his pen knows no political...

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