It was an exercise in continuity that made Tom Flannery the successor to Moco Yardley. Both were gentle in their techniques, incisive in their insights, secure in their philosophies. For 15 years, beginning in 1937, he was The Evening Sun's first resident cartoonist before transferring to the morning paper in 1972.
Flannery continued working until 1988, churning out more than 7,000 cartoons in his long and extraordinary career. This figure does not include perhaps three times as many pencil sketches he offered to editors as his wealth of ideas became a cornucopia. His style was spare, even minimalist.