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Unpublished Drawing: "Man of the Hour"

Man of the Hour

       Crockett Johnson probably made this drawing of Barnaby and Mr. O'Malley in 1944. A visitor to the Crockett Johnson Homepage emailed (a jpeg file of) it in late October of 1998. Under the heading "Episode Five: Man of the Hour," a version of this illustration appears on page 179 of Barnaby and Mr. O'Malley (Henry Holt and Company, 1944). There's one difference between this sketch and the published version: in the book, Barnaby and Johnson's signature have been cropped from the picture, and so we only see Mr. O'Malley atop the horse.

       (Reprinted by permission of the owner. The owner of this sketch wishes to remain anonymous.)


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