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July 12th, 2015


Big thank you to the great Billy Heller for plugging my book in the NY Post's must-read books.  

Also many thanks to the two best gossip writers ever, Page Six's Emily Smith and Ian Mohr,  for plugging the book.  
This week’s must-read booksBy Billy Heller

July 11, 2015 | 9:51pm

Sean Delonas: The Ones They Didn’t Print and Some of the Ones They Did by Sean Delonas

From 1990 to 2013, artist Sean Delonas was the man behind the often funny, often controversial and always topical cartoons in the middle of the New York Post’s Page Six. Michael Jackson and Bubbles the chimp, Donald Trump and his hair, Bill and Hillary Clinton (of course), Lindsay Lohan and Iranian ayatollahs were all the subject of Delonas’ barbed pen. And despite the title, most of the 201 cartoons really were printed in the paper.

Former Page Six artist releases collection of cartoonsBy Ian Mohr

June 4, 2015 | 10:19pm

Former Page Six artist Sean Delonas’ new book of 201 cartoons is titled, “The Ones They Didn’t Print and Some of the Ones They Did.”

But always-irreverent Delonas — who worked at The Post from 1990 to 2013 — joked to us of the tome, “There were cartoons that Skyhorse Publishing wouldn’t print, either. Guess they agreed with the Post editors.”

His work’s known for mercilessly skewering figures from Bill Clinton to Lindsay Lohan. When Delonas’ editors once rejected a cartoon depicting Michael Jackson hugging a young boy in celebration of his acquittal on sexual misconduct charges and losing a glove in the kid’s pants, Delonas instead drew the same toon as a framed painting in the background of his replacement offering.

That one showed the King of Pop at dinner with the bones of the Elephant Man, an anaconda and Bubbles the chimp, assuring them, “With the trial over, things can get back to normal around here.”

Not a very good photo of a painting I just finished.  Started this painting years ago, set it aside and forgot about it.  My friend Dan Edwards is building a frame for it , and will varnish it in December.    Believe the size 3'51/2" x 2'11."  Oil on linen.  For sale if anyone is interested.  

If anyone would like to study with me, I'll be teaching drawing and painting at the Baum School of Art, in Allentown, PA,  Very honored to be teaching  at such a wonderful school and with so many great art teachers.  Hope to see you there.


    Sean Delonas

    Best known as the New York Post Page Six cartoonist from 1990 - 2013.   An award-winning painter/illustrator whose work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, television and Broadway.  Graduate of the New York Academy of Figurative Art.  Co-wrote and illustrated SCUTTLE'S  BIG WISH (HarperCollins/ Scholastic, 2006) with his son, Ryan, and the THE ONES THEY DIDN'T PRINT (Skyhorse Publishing, 2015).  His work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian - the Museum  of American History, the Library of Congress, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Newseum, New York Historical Society Library and Museum, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum and the Cartoon Art Museum  

    His work has also appeared in a show at the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE and was included in a multimedia presentation that accompanied  the exhibition “Edward Hopper and the American Imagination ” at the WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART.

    His largest work is the triptych altar painting for the Church of St. Agnes in NYC.   

    His work is in the private collections of celebrities, politicians, and other public figures, including George H.W. Bush, James Baker, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Howard Stern, George Steinbrenner, Rush Limbaugh, John Cardinal O’Connor, Jackie Mason , etc. 

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