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Barrow, Henry Clark ‘Hank’ (1905 – 1985)

Henry Clark ‘Hank’ Barrow original cartoon artwork

In the early 1930s, Hank Barrow illustrated Milton Caniff's one panel cartoon ‘The Gay Thirties’ for The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). In 1934 he joined the Associated Press in New York as an editorial cartoonist but found it frustrating as he remembered: “It was tough trying to function under the A.P.'s anemic impartiality codes, he said. What was the point of being an editorial cartoonist if you couldn't express an editorial opinion? With the A.P., he had found himself dealing with an endless chain of non-controversial subjects, such as coming of spring, motherhood and the arrival of the baseball season.” In 1949, Barrow joined the staff of the World-Herald (Omaha, Nebraska). His first editorial cartoon for them was published on 9 August 1949.