RUBE GOLDBERG (1883-1970)
Original magazine story art
Newspaper Editorial Cartoon, Tuesday, August 24, 1948
Caption: "One Runner You Never See --"
Ink and pencil on coquille paper
15.5in. x 13in. (sight size)
Signed lower right: Rube Goldberg
Rube Goldberg pioneered the modern era of political cartooning, and he was such a beloved figure in cartooning that the National Cartoonist Society named their annual award for excellence "The Reuben" in recognition of his importance to the art form. This drawing is executed in ink and crayon on coquille board, the traditional media of the editorial cartoonist. The idea is instantly grasped visually.