Request for Question Clarification by
19 May 2005 00:45 PDT
I'm not sure the original artist can ever be identified. Here's what I found:
Which came first, the cartoon or the Photo-graphic? Stork, heron,
pelican, crane or bird?
The heron and frog cartoon may have been a spin-off of this cartoon by
Sal Sepulveda Jr.
Scroll down to 'Bobby Beaver says, "Never Give Up" "
It appears that there are numerous versions of this cartoon:
"This cartoon of the frog and the stork with its caption, ?Never give
up?, reminds me of a soldier who was once forced to take shelter from
his enemies in a ruined building."
This site, as do many, refers to the cartoon, but does not display it.
"A cartoon posted on the walls of the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center
depicts a large pelican preparing to devour a frog. The frog, despite
his small size and impending demise, has his hands in a vice grip
around the pelican's neck to keep from becoming swallowed. The
inscription on the cartoon is "Never Give Up.""
"?We have a cartoon posted on our refrigerator at home,? Mark?s father
says. ?It shows a stork with a frog?s head in its mouth, ready to
swallow him whole. However, the frog has managed to slip his hands
around the stork?s throat and is holding on for dear life. The caption
below the cartoon says, ?Don?t EVER give up!? "
"Or perhaps you have seen that cartoon that some people have in the
office spaces at work with a bird trying to swallow a frog. The frog's
head is in the bird's mouth and he looks doomed except that he has his
hands wrapped around the frog's throat choking him, and the caption
says, "Never give up." "
"For years, there was a cartoon on his humble office wall that
depicted a crane eating a frog, but the frog was choking the crane,
refusing to be devoured. The caption: ?Never Give Up!?"
"Drawn by "Waldo" back around 1982. This was his reply to a Tee shirt
I had showing a mouse flipping off a swooping eagle called "The last
act of defiance". As Waldo mused " At least in this one no one gets
Painting commissioned from Tony Harmer
Graphic Mac Design is the name under this illustration.
Graphic-Mac Designs seems to have an affiliation with MarshBunny and Cafe Press
Owner of Graphic-mac Designs
Cafe Press sells items with a nicer illustration
Another cartoon version, no artist name
If this is acceptable, I'll be glad to post it as the answer!