Portrait of Cartoonist/ Illustrator Arnold Roth taken for "The Artist Within"

Celebrating the cartooning genius of Arnold Roth for his birthday this week!!!

Celebrating the cartooning genius of Arnold Roth for his birthday this week (February 25, 1929). You may know that Arnold Roth is an "American cartoonist and illustrator. You probably also know that his cartoons have appeared in nearly every major magazine in the US since 1951. He began working for Playboy in the late 1950s, and stayed throughout the following decades, with his late 1970s feature 'An Illustrated History of Sex' being one of the highlights. Roth has made covers for The New Yorker, and illustrations for TV Guide, Sports Illustrated and Esquire. He worked regularly for Harvey Kurtzman’s satirical magazines Trump, Humbug and Help, and his art appeared in the early issues of National Lampoon (1970-1972).

He also had a syndicated comic strip called 'Poor Arnold's Almanac', in which the cartoonist delved into a different subject every week. It originally ran as a Sunday feature through the New York Herald Tribune Syndicate from 1959 to 1961, and reappeared as a daily through Creators Syndicate in 1989-1990. Roth's work has been exhibited throughout the US and Europe, and he has made illustrations for advertisements, books and jazz and folk album covers (a.o. Dave Brubeck)".-Lambiek

I was honored to be able to include this portrait of Mr. Roth in my book "The Artist Within"

You can see more great work by Arnold Roth on his website here:


And if you haven't yet, you can see more of my artists portraits here:


art © Arnold Roth