Syd Hoff (1912- ) contributed cartoons to
The New Yorker,
Look, and the
Saturday evening post. He also drew the syndicated cartoon, Laugh it off, wrote and illustrated books, and has published compilations of his cartoons.
The collection consists of some 600 original drawings by Hoff.
Syd Hoff was born in New York City, New York in 1912; he studied art at the National Academy of Design; contributed cartoons
to The New Yorker, Esquire, Look, and the Saturday evening post; he also drew the syndicated cartoon, Laugh it off; illustrated books, some of which he also wrote; most of these were written
for children, including Danny and the dinosaur (1958), Sammy the seal (1959), Julius (1958), and Lengthy (1963); he has also
published compilations of his cartoons.
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copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
the copyright and pursue the
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