Esquire thought so highly of Jedla's work, (they referred to him as a "caricatoonist"), they gave him a regular full page beginning in January 1947, "January's Children", "February's Children", etc, a pictorial guessing-game depicting six celebrities born in that particular month with various clues to their identities. Jedla also created "caricatoons", for Esquire, featuring popular celebrities reenacting classic, (if corny), jokes, and portraits for two ongoing series called "People we can't read enough about", and "People we read too much about". Jedla opened his own art gallery in Brooklyn, but in the early 1950's he would develop cataracts which sidelined his career as a caricaturist.
Leonard Maltin introduced me to the work of Alan Jedla. Like Sam Berman and George Wachsteter, he's a masterful mid-20th century caricaturist whose work has been sadly overlooked.
His family's official Alan Jedla biography:
| mid-thirties caricature of comedic actor Sammy Cohen by Alan Jedla,|
still using his real name J. Rosenblum
|stars of Hollywood Westerns|
|From Esquire 1948|
and the flip-side...
|a 1947 Jedla Biography from Esquire|