Edmund Duffy


December 05, 1999

One of Edmund Duffy's colleagues described this great cartoonist as "a terror to the unjust ... and utter ruin to frauds." He joined The Sun in 1924 and quickly established himself as a force as formidable as a galaxy of renowned Sun writers. Duffy's bold strokes bespoke power and conviction as he confronted racism at home (long before it was fashionable) and fascism abroad.

Before he left the newspaper in 1948 to take up the less taxing work of drawing for the weekly Saturday Evening Post, he drew hundreds of cartoons that were equally deserving of the recognition he received with his three Pulitzer Prize winners.

With the onset of the Cold War, Duffy turned his guns on the Soviet Union. Born 100 years ago this year, Edmund Duffy died in September 1962.

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