Earl Cros was the original artist for the Sunday newspaper feature 'Our New Age' through Bob Hall's syndicate. The feature was written by Dr. Athelstan Spilhaus and dealt with all aspects of science and technology. Cros drew the strip from September 1958 through May 1961. By 1959 it appeared in 102 US and 19 foreign newspapers. Cros was succeeded by F.C. Felton and finally Gene Fawcette, who drew the strip until the end in 1975.
Cros was a pseudonym of American cartoonist Carl Rose, who was mainly known for his cartoons for The New Yorker which he had made since the beginning in the 1920s. He had studied at the Art Students' League and also made cartoons for Popular Science and The Saturday Evening Post, as well as illustrations for books such as Bennett Cerf's 'Try and Stop Me' and its sequel 'Shake Well Before Using'.
Best-known New Yorker cartoon by Carl Rose (8 December 1928)