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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.”



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    Sean Delonas

    Best known as the cartoonist for the New York Post’s Page Six from 1990 to 2013.  His cartoons are syndicated by CagleCartoons.   An award winning painter and illustrator, his work has appeared in the nation's largest newspapers,magazines, books, television and Broadway.  

    Sean's  work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian - National Museum of American History, the Library of Congress, Brooklyn Museum of Art,   Newseum, the Cartoon Art Museum, New York Historical Society Museum and Library, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, appeared in a show at National   Museum of Health and Medicine and was included in the multimedia presentation that accompanied the exhibition “Edward Hopper and the American Imagination ” at the Whitney Museum of American Art.   

    A one man art show at the Limner Gallery led to his largest commission -- creating the altar painting for the Church of St. Agnes in NYC.  Many of his friends at the NY Post, were the models for this painting. 

    Together with his son, is the author of Scuttle's Big Wish (ReganBooks/HarperCollins 2006  and Scholastic Books 2006) and,  Sean Delonas: The Ones They Didn't Print(Skyhorse Publishing,  2015). 

    Pulitzer prize winner, Mike McAlary’s character, Scar [played by Glenn Fitzgerald], from CBS’s “New York News” was " drawn from that wacky talent, Sean Delonas." Mike McAlary, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday,  August 2, 1995.

    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, Spike Lee, Rush Limbaugh, Dan Rather, Wolf Blitzer,  Steve Kroft, Mario Cuomo,  John Cardinal O’Connor, Jackie Mason , etc. 

    He is a graduate of the New York Academy of Art and is the winner of the Art Masters Award from American Artist Magazine and the Audubon Artists Gold Medal of Honor.

    Sean enjoys teaching at the Baum School of art.  He lives with his son, their two dogs, and enjoys painting, music and scuba diving.

    Feel free to comment, make suggestions, give me ideas, ask questions, tell me off, etc.

    If you would like to purchase or commission  any artwork, please contact at:


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