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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Herbert Lawrence Block  

Pen Name: Herblock, Herbert Block

Genre: Editorial Cartooning Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1909 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Block was born and raised in Chicago. He started taking art classes part-time at the Chicago Art Institute when he was 11 years old and attended Lake Forest College for two years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Herbert Block was an editorial cartoonist and author best known for his commentaries on national domestic and foreign policy. He began his career with the Chicago Daily News as an editorial-page cartoonist. After serving two years in the United States Army, he started working for the Washington Post in 1946. He adopted his "Herblock" signature when he was in high school and his career stretched nine decades.


His many awards included the following

Selected Titles At Your Library

Bella and me :
ISBN: 1566250528. OCLC Number: 33207615

Bonus Books,. .

Herb Block found her under a bush ... and his life was never the same. This is the story of Bella the cat, who took up residence with the famous cartoonist.

Herblock :
ISBN: 0812930541. OCLC Number: 40137020

Times Books,. .

Herblock on all fronts :
ISBN: 0452252660. OCLC Number: 7745669

New American Library,. .

Herblock through the Looking Glass
ISBN: 0393302164. OCLC Number: 11043096

Norton. .