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 Toon 26 05/07/04
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Brother Jenkins,

The cartoonist whose work fills most of the pages (and certainly the first few pages) of Toon Ville is Fred Wright (1907-1984), the best-loved and most admired American labor cartoonist of the 20th century, who for much of his career was associated with the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE). During a 45-year career that spanned the Great Depression and the Reagan era, Wright earned an international reputation. While supporting himself as a musician in Prohibition-era speakeasies, Wright studied with John Sloan at the Art Students League in New York. He became a full-time cartoonist in 1940, supplying cartoons to the National Maritime Union and other CIO unions. He joined the UE staff in 1949. He had a number of animated films and cartoon collections to his credit; his work for the UE NEWS was frequently reprinted in labor publications around the world. All of the Fred Wright cartoons in Toon Ville can be found in his collection, So Long, Partner, available from UE. His union has also transferred some of Wright's classic cartoon films to video. Thanks, brother, for whatever or how much of this information you can add to the Toons (which is a great idea, by the way). Peter Gilmore

Brother Gilmore is with the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE). I want and plan on using some excerpts from "Labors Untold Story" which was published by and is available through UE. I invited him to view our web site and he brought to my attention that a lot of the cartoons in Toon Ville were done by Fred Wright. He sent me the above email and I thought I would share it with all. 

SOME OTHER SITES FOR LABOR CARTOONS:
CAROL SIMPSON HOME PAGE
HUCK/KONOPACKI LABOR CARTOONS
AND
A SITE DEVELOPED BY IBEW1613

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