The Robert F. Darden Cartoon Collection currently consists of 39 original editorial cartoons drawn by 14 cartoonists. Sixteen were drawn by Bob Dale of the San Antonio Express-News. Eleven of these are from 1979, while five are undated but probably drawn close to the same time.
The remaining 22 original cartoons were drawn by:
James Dobbins (Boston Times Herald)
Robert Darden (Waco Tribune-Herald)
Herc Ficklen (Dallas News)
Woodi Ishmael (AP News features)
Frank Lanning (Providence Journal Company)
Sam Nash (Tyler Courier-Times)
John Riedell (Peoria Journal Star)
Vic Runtz (Bangor Daily News)
Vaughn Shoemaker (New York Herald Tribune)
Bruce Stark (NY Daily News).
The oldest cartoon is a Nash editorial from the 1940's. The bulk of the collection is from the 1970's, although quite a few are undated.
The subjects of the cartoons range from local, national to international issues and are arranged alphabetically by the artists' last name.
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