Despite his life's activities and his interesting career, a Norwalk boy's death and burial in 1937 were about as low-key as they could be. Countless well-known cartoonists and illustrators perfected their skills by taking a correspondence course from The Landon School of Illustrating and Cartooning in Cleveland, which was opened in 1909.
The originator of this school was Norwalkian Charles Nelson Landon, who awaits Judgment Day in Woodlawn Cemetery. He was born in Rochester, N.Y., in 1878, and came to Norwalk with his family at the age of 6. After graduating from Norwalk High School in 1897, he moved to Cleveland to work for the Cleveland Press newspaper. He eventually managed its art department, where he learned to develop new talent. During his twelve years with the Press, he made more than 10,000 drawings for the paper, including political, news, and sports cartoons. I believe some of his teen-age drawings can be found in the Norwalk newspapers of the 1890s.