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Teachers, Librarians: You can host a Herblock cartoon exhibit at your school

Four exhibitions have been created to teach people about Herblock and his remarkable career. These panel exhibitions can be used for teaching or promoting the American topics that Herblock was so passionate about — Education, Democracy, Civil Rights and the Presidency. Together all four present a fascinating history of Herblock’s political cartoons.

The four panel exhibitions are available for the shipping fee only – no rental fee is required. The exhibitions come in shipping cases that are easy to move, store and set up. The exhibitions can be displayed in classrooms, lobbies or exhibit spaces.

A seven minute DVD Herblock: The Man Behind the Cartoons is available with each of the exhibitions, giving a brief biography of Herblock.

Illustrated brochures accompany each exhibition and are available to give out free to visitors to the exhibitions. A brochure holder is included in the display set up.

Get more details and request the exhibition for your school

Cartoonists talking cartooning

How they got started | Where they get their ideas | How they draw |
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 Meet YOUR cartoonist

Henry Payne

Henry Payne produces five editorial cartoons a week for The Detroit News. He also writes and draws a column, Payne & Ink, which appears on the paper's Monday Op-Ed page. And his weekly auto industry cartoon, CarToons runs Tuesdays on The News' web site, detnews.com.

Click here for Henry's website

Larry Wright

Larry Wright has been an editorial/op-ed page cartoonist at The Detroit News since 1976, currently drawing 1 editorial cartoon a week. Wright is a past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

Click here for Larry's toons

Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson is the editorial cartoonist for the Detroit Free Press. He began his career as contributing cartoonist for The Milwaukee Journal and later worked as staff cartoonist for the St. Louis Sun and the Copley Illinois newspapers before joining the Free Press in November 1998.

Click here for Mike's toons

More Cartoon Resources

Association of American Editorial Cartoonists:

What you'll find: Collection of political cartoons, articles dealing with cartooning and cartoonists.

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Daryl Cagle's
Cartoon Index:

What you'll find: Huge selection of Political Cartoons updated daily. Collections categorized by topic.

Find it here

CartoonArts International

What you'll find: Major political cartoonists from the world press in over 75 countries.

Find it here

The Opper Project: Teaching history through political cartoons

Ohio State University has launched a project that uses editorial cartoons to teach history. You'll find lesson plans, downloadable toons and much more.

Find it here

Stop laughing, this is serious

How far do Toons reach? The cartoon Australians consider the best and most famous in the world features two workmen hanging in the air from a steel girder, one by the pants of the other, pulling them down. The caption words, "For gorsake, stop laughing, this is serious," have since become a byword in Australian culture. See the cartoon and read more about it at Witty World