Individual Author Record
Name: Herbert Lawrence BlockPen Name: Herblock, Herbert Block Genre: C:ADULT Editorial Cartooning Other Born: 1909 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionBlock 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 InformationHerbert 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.
*''Herblock's Special Report'', Norton, 1974*''Herblock on All Fronts'', Plume, 1981*''Herblock Through the Looking Glass'', Norton, 1984*''Herblock at Large: "Let's go back a Little..." and Other Cartoons with Commentary'', Pantheon, 1987*''Herblock: A Cartoonist's Life'', Macmillan, 1993*''Bella and Me: Life in the Service of a Cat'', Bonus Books, 1995*''Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millenium'', University of Michigan, 2000