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Herbert Lawrence Block

Born: 1909 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: Herblock, Herbert Block

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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

Primary Literary Genre(s): Editorial Cartooning ; Other

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Website: Website:
Herbert Lawrence Block on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Bella and me :
ISBN: 1566250528 OCLC: 33207615

Bonus Books, Chicago : ©1995.

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: 40137020

Times Books, New York : ©1998.

  Herblock on all fronts :
ISBN: 0452252660 OCLC: 7745669

New American Library, New York : 1981.

Herblock through the Looking Glass
ISBN: 0393302164 OCLC: 11043096

Norton 1984