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? Figure WOODMAN-HUMORIST CARTOONIST RHYMIST Exclusive Management THE COIT LYCEUM BUREAU ARTHUR C. COIT, President LOUIS J. ALBER, General Manager CITIZENS BUILDING CLEVELAND, OHIO Woodman as He Pictures Himself Waiting for the Reception Committee Woodman as He Thinks He Looks When Introduced to an Audience Woodman Humorist: Cartoonist NED WOODMAN comes before Lyceum committees with such exceptional claims as will satisfy the most exacting of those who are seeking to place a versatile artist on their course. It can be truthfully said that no Cartoonist has been received with more universal favor than Woodman, since the commencement of his platform career a few years ago. As a Cartoonist, Ned Woodman first came into public prominence through his many contributions to The Chicago Inter-Ocean,Record-Herald,The Ram's Horn,Life,Judge, and other publications of national repute. These cartoons, like his work on the platform, have given abundant evidence of Woodman's ability to show the salient features of same national event by a picture-impression; his ability also to present the humorous side of some public incident—all conceived and executed with a freshness, an originality, and that touch of art that elevate him to the position of a public teacher. Ned Woodman's class of work has a distinct advantage over a mere lecture. His evening's program is meant to enliven and amuse, to inform and educate—mainly through the eye. The familiar phrase runs: What goes in at one ear is apt to go out at the other. But what reaches the mind through the eye has no exit: once there, it is there to stay. Hence the work of the Cartoonist has the additional asset of greater permanency. Woodman lectures while he draws, and his personality is most pleasing. His attitude, before his audience, is one of mental and manual alertness throughout, and he is particularly happy in his treatment of the persons, things, and incidents under his review. Woodman is a wit, and passes from one situation to another with a light but effective touch, while his audience—the youngest and the eldest, the cultured and the uncultured—respond with all the evidences of delighted appreciation. Not in any sense is Woodman a copyist: originality characterizes both his pictures and his speech. Though Ned Woodman has already had a wide platform experience, he may be regarded as only at the beginning of a brilliant career as Cartoonist and Wit. An evening with Woodman has all the virtues to be found in a good lecture, and all the fascination of an entertainment, in addition. During the season just closing, he has appeared on about one hundred and fifty of the very best Lyceum courses in the United States and Canada, and the committees are unanimous in declaring him the best. Woodman Reciting Home-Made Poetry Woodman, as He Thinks He Looks, Telling About Queerness Press Comment Jackson, Mich.—Ned Woodman is in a class by himself, and for two hours kept the crowd in a constant state of mirth by his unique sketches. The artist is a master mimic, and makes his drawings talk to the audience. In negro, Yankee, Irish, German, Jew and English, he reached the height of humor, while in his sketches of mother and the perfect type of woman, he sounded the depth of beauty and pathos. Woodman is more than an artist; he is a poet, a philosopher, a psychologist, and a revelation of man to himself.— Citizen Press. Churubusco, Ind.—Too much for the money;educational as well as entertaining;the best ever;—these, and many other comments of kindred nature express the universal favor with which the work of that most genial of cartoonists and artists, Ned Woodman, was received Thanksgiving evening. His stories were pithy, his impersonations true to life, and his cartoons and caricatures, characteristic. The Literary Club well deserve much encouragement when they bring to our city men of the Ned Woodman class.— Truth. Jackson, Mich.—For two solid hours Cartoonist Woodman held the attention of the Chautauqua audience yesterday afternoon although the mercury was at the top notch. Mr. Woodman is a clever artist and the droll humor and comic pictures were productive of much merriment. A picture of Chauncey Depew was turned into the likeness of an astonished Englishman, and a good natured Irishman became, in turn, a rollicking German and the proverbial Jew. Besides his artistic ability, Mr. Woodman possesses considerable ability as a reader of dialect and kept up a running fire of comment while drawing.— Patroit. Waterloo, Ind.—Ned Woodman, the cartoonist, furnished the entertainment for the second number of the lecture course at the opera house last week Wednesday evening, and the universal testimonial of the entertainment was that it was a great hit. Mr. Woodman is a cartoonist of more than the ordinary, and at the same time he draws his pictures he talks incessantly, and says lots of funny things besides giving the characteristic life of the picture he portrays. In other words he illustrates his stories by his cartoons, and at the same time illustrates his cartoons by stories.— Press. LOOK OUT, UNCLE! THEY SAY IT'S TAINTED (Reprinted by courtesy LIFE) Figure Press and Personal Comment Memphis, Mich.—The first number of the lecture course given at the opera house Tuesday evening, by Ned Woodman, the Cartoonist, was a humorous and intellectual treat, and during his two-hour entertainment Mr. Woodman earned the most hearty applause and emphatic expressions of pleasure and gratification from the large audience present. Mr. Woodman is not only a cartoonist of fine executive ability, but an interesting entertainer. His character sketches and impersonations of Roosevelt and Joe Cannon were clever and brought loud applause. Other rapid and humorous cartoons helped make the evening's entertainment a huge success. The Old Swimming Hole and Good Night drawings were unique and displayed Mr. Woodman's wonderful originality.— Bee. Barker, N. Y.—Ned Woodman is not only a cartoonist of first rank, but a fine caricaturist. His rich humor, so natural and unaffected, at once won his audience. The large audience thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed the entertainment.— Register. Lyndonville, N. Y.—Ned Woodman made an excellent impression and thoroughly pleased his audience. The night was very bad and the attendance was therefore light, about 200, but those that heard him thought that it indeed was worth while. The pictures he drew were good, for the most part funny, his comment and monologue were witty, original and unique, and his stories and dialect were indeed well given.—R. L. Butterfield, Manager Course. Sylvania, Ohio.—Ned Woodman was with us last night and his entertainment was the finest ever seen in this town, and we members of the Methodist Brotherhood thank you for this entertainment. His program was full of clean and refreshing humor and he held the audience every minute from the time he came on the platform until he left. —A. H. Randall, Sec. Lecture Committee. Almond, N. Y.—Woodman's entertainment was unique in character and was highly appreciated by the audience. His witticisms were spicy and original and his recitations of Riley portrayed the author himself. —Albert D. Dysinger. Ravenna, Ohio.—The Congregational Church was well filled Tuesday evening and the audience of 500 people was not disappointed in an anticipated treat. It was Ned Woodman of Chicago, who entertained them. He made good every moment of his two-hour period. His talk was livened by originality and his wit was clean and clever. His chart work was rapid and brilliant, transforming at a stroke the character of an entire picture. He was good all the time.— Republican. Chicago.—Ned Woodman gave one of the most delightful entertainments ever given in Chicago Lawn, at the Chicago Lawn School Hall, Friday evening. He certainly excels as a chalkaloguer and entertainer and won his audience completely from start to finish. A large audience greeted him, and it is hoped we can have him again some time in the future.— Bulletin. Cygnet, Ohio.—The second number of the lecture course was a grand success. Ned Woodman, the Chicago cartoonist, who was sent to fill the appointment, did not fall short of what he was represented as being. He is a cartoonist, artist and humorist of great ability, and his work as an impersonator was very good. A large number were present, each one of whom spent a very enjoyable and profitable evening.— Review. Lowellville, O.—Mr. Wood-man's entertainment was very good and was satisfactory to the entire audience. As an artist, he is certainly fine, —I think the best I have ever seen.—W. C. Dickson, Manager Lecture Course. Uncle Joe, Before the Last Elections An Appreciation HOWEVER familiar you may be with the work of Ned Woodman in the newspapers, humorous publications and trade periodicals of the country, you know little about him until you have seen and heard him as an entertainer. Woodman's humor is of such a character that the printing-press can only show you a small part of it. To begin with, you would probably smile if you met him on the street, because he is funny just to look at, much as he regrets it. In face and figure, voice and gesture, language and idea he is quaint, unconventional and entertaining. You could listen to his remarks, stories, dialect readings and verses, even if you were blindfolded, and be highly entertained; but you'd better use your eyes, because his lectures are built around those big crayon pictures which he draws for you while you are listening to him. Some of these pictures are pretty, others are irresistibly comical and all are strong and spirited and have some sort of point to them. Pleasant and laughable surprises pervade his entire program,—and yet you carry away something better than a mere memory of having been amused. Such words as instructive and uplifting are sometimes used by ministers and others in speaking of his work. He admits that he doesn't see just how they figure it out, but he hopes he is not doing much harm. See him and hear him,—laugh and then think, —and then laugh some more. THE BRITTON PRINTING CO., CLEVELAND, O. WILLIE RICHPA THE SOCIETY TRAMP.
|Title||Woodman: humorist cartoonist rhymist|
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|Personal Name Subject||Woodman, Ned|
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