Sam Cobean Online

AddamsdrawingOne of my favorite cartoonists is Sam Cobean. I discovered him a few years back and have since collected both of his books. (Sam’s career was tragically cut short by an automobile accident in 1951.)

In addition to being a New Yorker cartoonist, Cobean created ads for Ken-L-Ration and The Chicago Tribune, and worked as an in-betweener on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Cobean’s easy bold line, spare washes, and gentle humor speak to me and I was really pleased to find a nice collection of his work online at

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Like many sites of older overlooked cartoonists, the design is spare, but the art shines through. The best part is that many of Cobean’s originals are for sale!

It’s a great place to invest some time getting to know an artist I wish had had more time with us. Check it out!

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