Roy Doty

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Roy Doty

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Roy Doty was an American cartoonist and illustrator. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and served in World War II as a cartoonist. After the war he moved to New York City where he began his career as a freelance cartoonist. He wrote and drew the Laugh In strip for three years in the 1960s, and his Wordless Workshop, published in Family Handyman, has been running for more than 50 years. Doty has illustrated more than 170 children's books, written 27, does several monthly newsletters including a children's newsletter for the American Institute for Cancer Research, and has been published in venues as diverse as The New York Times, Field and Stream, Popular Science, the London Daily Mail, and Elle Magazine. Doty's artwork has appeared on packages, book covers, and advertising; his clients have included Black and Decker, Buick, the Copper Council, Ford, Macy's, Minute Maid, Mobil Oil, Perrier, Safari Club International, and Texas Instruments. Doty has been recognized numerous times by his peers. Among other honors, he is a six-time recipient of The National Cartoonists Society's award for Advertising Illustration (1967, 1970, 1978, 1989, 1996, 2005). He also received an award for illustration of Greeting Cards from The National Cartoonists Society in 1994.



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