Eldon Lawrence Dedini, American cartoonist. Recipient annual award for best color Cartoon Playboy, 1978. Member National Cartoonists Society (Best Magazine Cartoonist award 1958, 61, 64, 89), Cartoonists Guild Inc (Second vice president New York City 1970).
While his hometown was Carmel, California and he was born in King City, California, the nearby town of Salinas, California, hosted an exhibition, Broccoli & Babes: The Cartoons and Posters of Eldon Dedini, which ran from November 4, 2005 until January 20, 2006 at the Sasoontsi Gallery.
A.A., Hartnell College, Salinas, California, 1942;graduate, Chouinard The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles, 1942-1944.
Eldon Dedini was born on June 29, 1921 in King City, California. He was the son of an Italian dairy farmer and bookkeeper, and of a schoolteacher. His love of cartoons dates from his early boyhood, as he pored over "comic books" his mother made for him from the Sunday paper's comic section.
He graduated from Salinas Junior College (now Hartnell College), where he took art classes. They adopted a son, Giulio, in 1960. Dedini died of cancer in Carmel, California in January 2006, at age 84.