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The N.Y. Times obituary feed brings news of the death of Paul Conrad, editorial cartoonist.  During my high-school years, I myself did editorial cartooning for a weekly paper where I grew up.  Paul Conrad was always my favorite.  It could be said that he lacked subtlety.  There were some issues, however, in which he displayed nuance.  He was anti-abortion, but he also tired of pro-life sanctimony.  He once portrayed a grim soul with a sign "Protect the Unborn" near another person with a sign "Protect the born, too!"  My brief career was during Watergate -- no better time to be an editorial cartoonist -- and Conrad too reveled in those times and events.

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