Dorman Smith, Lynchburg News (1892 – 1956) A self-taught artist, Smith sold his first drawing to Life magazine at age 17. As a young man he worked in Cleveland’s steel mills to augment his cartoon drawing. He began drawing editorial cartoons for Cleveland’s NEA Service in 1921, left for Chicago’s Herald Examiner, then returned to the NEA in 1943. He earned numerous awards for both his cartoons and watercolor paintings. His cartoons appeared in more than 700 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada.