Here is a quote from E.O. Plauen’s In Defense of the Art of Drawing, written in 1943. (If it sounds familiar, I used the first sentence in Keep Going.)
“E.O. Plauen” was a pseudonym for Erich Ohser, a cartoonist in Nazi Germany, who was forced to work under a different name after Hitler’s rise to power in 1933.
From 1934-1937, he drew a (mostly wordless) popular weekly strip called Father and Son:
Here is a photo of Ohser drawing with his son, Christian:
Unfortunately, Ohser’s story has an unhappy ending: in 1944, just a year or so after he wrote the words that began this post, he hung himself in a prison cell after being arrested by the Gestapo and sentenced to death.