George Booth was born June 28, 1926 in Cainsville, MO. Both of his parents were school teachers and his mother was also a cartoonist.

He was drafted into the United States Marine Corps in 1944. Upon re-enlisting he was invited to join the Corps Leatherneck magazine as a cartoonist. He was subsequently drafted for the Korean War and ordered back to the magazine.

After leaving the military he struggled as as artist. It would be 1969 before he first sold his first New Yorker cartoon. He has been a contributor ever since. He has illustrated several children’s books and has several collections of his work published.

From what I can tell, only one sheet was made using Mr. Booth’s artwork.

Additional Reading…

George Booth: The New Yorker’s Funniest Cartoonist (

A Collection of Mr. Booth’s cartoons