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2000 WOODMAN-THE CARTOONIST Figure REDPATH 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 notable national characters 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. Woodman'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. 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.
|Title||Woodman: the cartoonist|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||
|Personal Name Subject||Woodman, Ned|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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