Dedini was born in King City, California, on June 29, 1921; his father was a dairy farmer, his mother a schoolteacher. He studied at Salinas Junior College, where Leon Amyx was on the teaching staff, and then at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. There he met Virginia Conroy; they were married on July 15, 1944. They adopted a baby boy in 1960.
Broccoli & Babes: The Cartoons and Posters of Eldon Dedini: November 4, 2005--January 20, 2006 at the Sasoontsi Gallery, Salinas, Calif.** Monterey Museum of Art "Arriola, Dedini, Ketchum" 1982
He received the National Cartoonists Society's Gag Cartoon Award in 1958, 1961, 1964 and 1988.
A cartoonist (also comic strip creator) is a visual artist who specializes in drawing cartoons. This work is often created for entertainment, political commentary, or advertising. Cartoonists may work in many formats, such as booklets, comic strips, comic books, editorial cartoons, graphic novels, manuals, gag cartoons, graphic design, illustrations, storyboards, posters, shirts, books, advertisements, greeting cards, magazines, newspapers, and video game packaging.Eldon (given name)
Eldon is a masculine given name. Notable people with the name include:
Eldon Bargewell, US Army major general and commander of Delta Force
Eldon Danenhauer (born 1935), American college and American Football League player
Eldon Davis (1917–2011), American architect
Eldon Dedini (1921–2006), American cartoonist
Eldon Edwards (1909-1960), Ku Klux Klan leader
Eldon Garnet (born 1946), Canadian artist and novelist
Eldon Grier (1917–2001), Canadian poet and artist
Eldon Gorst (1861–1911), Consul-General in Egypt
Eldon Griffiths (born 1925), British former politician and journalist
Eldon C. Hall, computer engineer
Eldon Hoke (1958-1997), musician, drummer and lead singer of the Mentors
Eldon Jenne (1899-1993), American pole vaulter and college football and basketball coach
Eldon Arthur Johnson (1919-2001), Canadian politician
Eldon Lautermilch (born 1949), Canadian politician
Eldon Maquemba (born 1984), Angolan footballer
Eldon Miller (born 1939), American college men's basketball coach
Eldon Nelson (1927-2012), American jockey
Eldon Rathburn (1916-2008), Canadian film music composer
Pokey Reddick (born 1964), Canadian retired National Hockey League goaltender
Eldon Rudd (1920-2002), American politician
Eldon Shamblin (1916-1998), American guitarist and arranger, important in the development of Western swing music
Eldon Smith, cardiologist and university and government executive
Eldon Woolliams (1916-2001), Canadian politicianHenry Syverson
Henry 'Hank' Syverson (5 October 1918 in Pine Bush, New York – 12 August 2007 in Pine Bush, New York) was an American cartoonist and illustrator, who contributed cartoons regularly to The Saturday Evening Post, This Week and many other periodicals. In World War II PFC Hank Syverson served with the US Army on Okinawa.Syverson attended the Walt Disney Animation Studios in the company of many animators destined for fame in magazine cartooning - there were Sam Cobean and Eldon Dedini. Some graduated to syndicated fame, such as Walt Kelly (Pogo), Hank Ketcham (Dennis the Menace) and George Baker (Sad Sack).
One of my favorite influences is Henry Syverson. When I first saw his cartoons as a small boy in The Saturday Evening Post magazine, I had no idea he had once been a Disney artist, but when I learned that years later I wasn't surprised. His characters have the appeal and fluidity I associate with Disney, somehow coupled with a slightly more Thurber-esque abstraction. Like Walt Kelly, Hank Ketchum and other Disney alumni though, Syverson carved out a personal niche that is as unmistakeable as a signature.
For thirty years I have pursued my favorite hobby -- at Walt Disney's Studios, then as a soldier-cartoonist (PFC Hank Syverson), and today, with my wife and two children contributing much inspiration, as a free-lance cartoonist. But perhaps to consider cartooning a hobby is deceiving. My son once asked me, 'Daddy, are you unemployed?'National Cartoonists Society Division Awards
The National Cartoonists Society Division Awards is an award for cartoonists organized by the National Cartoonists Society. In 2015, the Division Awards were renamed as the Silver Reuben Awards.Playboy
Playboy is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine. It was founded in Chicago in 1953, by Hugh Hefner and his associates, and funded in part by a $1,000 loan from Hefner's mother. Notable for its centerfolds of nude and semi-nude models (Playmates), Playboy played an important role in the sexual revolution and remains one of the world's best-known brands, having grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PEI), with a presence in nearly every medium. In addition to the flagship magazine in the United States, special nation-specific versions of Playboy are published worldwide.
The magazine has a long history of publishing short stories by novelists such as Arthur C. Clarke, Ian Fleming, Vladimir Nabokov, Saul Bellow, Chuck Palahniuk, P. G. Wodehouse, Roald Dahl, Haruki Murakami, and Margaret Atwood. With a regular display of full-page color cartoons, it became a showcase for notable cartoonists, including Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Cole, Eldon Dedini, Jules Feiffer, Shel Silverstein, Erich Sokol, Roy Raymonde, Gahan Wilson, and Rowland B. Wilson. Playboy features monthly interviews of notable public figures, such as artists, architects, economists, composers, conductors, film directors, journalists, novelists, playwrights, religious figures, politicians, athletes, and race car drivers. The magazine generally reflects a liberal editorial stance, although it often interviews conservative celebrities.
After a year-long removal of most nude photos in Playboy magazine, the March–April 2017 issue brought back nudity.