ARTstor has collaborated with Columbia College Chicago to share more than 3,200 images of drawings and sketches by John R. Fischetti in the Digital Library. John R. Fischetti (1916 – 1980) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist whose work appeared in the New York Herald Tribune, the Chicago Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Times, and Stars and Stripes. Fischetti’s political cartoons satirized local politics, social issues, and current events, including the Watergate scandal, the energy crisis, the economy, and terrorism. The John Fischetti Manuscript Collection at Columbia College Chicago includes over thirty notebooks containing drawings and sketches illustrating Fischetti’s creative process from 1960 to 1980.
Columbia College Chicago received the majority of Fischetti’s sketchbooks as a donation from his estate. In 1982, the college established the John Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition, a nationally recognized award given annually to outstanding professional editorial cartoonists.
To view the John R. Fischetti Cartoon Archive (Columbia College Chicago): go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “John R. Fischetti Cartoon Archive (Columbia College Chicago);” or, if you are at your institution or have an ARTstor account, simply follow this link: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/columbiacollege_fischetti
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the John R. Fischetti Cartoon Archive (Columbia College Chicago) collection page.