Spot Drawings

Drawings by Henry Martin previously published in The New Yorker Magazine

Spot drawings, pen and ink. Most cartoonists have had training at art schools, where they gain the knowledge of draftmanship, which applied to their work, enables them to work in areas other than cartooning. Martin's spot drawings are executed on scratchboard, a clay coated cardboard surface, which produces a reverse pen and ink effect when white lines are scratched out of india ink covered areas. These drawings were sprinkled throughout the magazine, to relieve the grayness created by solid text.