ARTIST’S NOTE: For a tribute to Benjamin C. Bradlee that has sweep or scope or deep-sourcing, you can read such wonderful writers as Robert Kaiser or Martha Sherrill. What follows here, by contrast, is a quirky and humble memory of the legendary Post editor, who died Tuesday evening at age 93.
On Tuesday night, just down the road from the Watergate, I listened to Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman (“Maus”) talk from the stage about the power that lives in the space between words and pictures. Duly inspired by his words and pictures, I illustrated this appreciation of Mr. Bradlee, who himself was a great appreciator of the sharp, truthful editorial cartoon.
Acknowledgments: Thanks to longtime Style writers Henry Allen, Paul Richard and Howard Kurtz for urging and encouraging my art/cartoon conversations with Ben Bradlee.
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