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RIP Frank Modell

The cartoonist Frank Modell, who contributed more than 1,400 cartoons to The New Yorker, has died aged 98.

He was a graduate of the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art, and served in the US Army in signals’ intelligence.

His first New Yorker cartoon appeared in 1946.

He said his cartoons in the publication were to “break up great slabs of type”.

In 1988 he said: “The best compliment I ever had was from a young lady who liked a cartoon of mine. She said, ‘It said something I knew, but didn’t know I knew.’”