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Herb Gardner (December 28, 1934 – September 25, 2003) was born in New York and studied at Antioch college. While at Antioch he developed the comic strip "The Nebbishes" which became very famous in the 1950s. The Nebbishes characters (seen on this button) were marketed on everything from coffee mugs to ashtrays. Besides being a cartoonist, Herb Gardner was also a musician, novelist, and playwright.