Original, hand-drawn cartoon by William Galbraith Crawford for the daily syndicated newspaper cartoon, "Side Glances." This cartoon was published on September 4, 1942 with the lengthy caption "I hope the rest of you children spent your summer as profitably as Wilbur! Now pay attention while he reads the essay he composed on why India is misunderstood!" Galbraith (as he signed his work) easily captured some wonderful expressions here.
William Galbraith Crawford was a movie poster illustrator and magazine cartoonist during the decade or two following the depression. He worked on Side Glances from 1939 (when he took over the job from its creator, George Clark) till 1962 (when he handed it off to Gill Fox). Side Glances was ultimately retired in 1985.
Ink and lithographic crayon on 8.5" x 11" Coquille board. The caption, presumably in the artist's handwriting, as well as a date stamp, are on the reverse side of the image. Paper discoloration consistent with age. Small liquid stain on the upper-center of the paper and minor clip indentations along the top edge. Overall, very good condition.