Offered here is the original newspaper cartoon artwork of Jack Nicklaus as drawn by Charlie McGill on Sept 21, 1967, and published in the Bergen Evening Record (Hackensack, New Jersey). Charlie McGill is one of the few sports cartoon artists who survived the demise of this medium.
The golden era for sports cartoons was the mid 1940s to the mid 1960s. Nearly every major afternoon newspaper included sports or editorial cartoons. During the 1970s and thereafter, the sports cartoon became a victim of space and then the internet—and slipped into oblivion. Today, it is no longer a part of the mainstream newspaper publishing world.
This particular drawing shows tough guy "Public Enemy No. 1" Jack Nicklaus and comments on his winning 2 of the 3 main tournaments (the 1967 US Open and 1967 Westchester Classic) in the nearby area (New Jersey and New York)—with the Thunderbird Classic held in Montclair, NJ, now in his sights. What a fun, unique take on Jack Nicklaus!
This neat piece measures 14 1/2" x 21 1/4" as framed. A golf ball is included for perspective in one picture. It is not part of the lot.
to read an interesting article about Charlie McGill and his illustration skill! This article also includes an interview with him and shows him at work.