James Arthur Wood Jr. began collecting original cartoon art as a childhood hobby. In his teens, he honed his drawing skills by copying the styles and characters of his favorite cartoonists. He began writing letters to cartoonists requesting original artwork and in these letters included his own sketches inspired by their work. For many decades, cartoonists rewarded him with original drawings and became his lifelong friends. The 102 drawings selected for this exhibition reflect the James Wood Jr.'s primary collecting interests and the vitality of an innovative and evolving art form.
Added by halt21free on December 10, 2006