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Neil Grauer, a veteran writer and cartoonist who created Johns Hopkins' blue jay

Neil Grauer, a veteran writer and cartoonist who created Johns Hopkins' blue jay

It’s hard to miss Neil Grauer at a cocktail party; he’s the guy with the crowd of people around him. His dapper suits, signature bow ties, and vintage eyeglasses draw them; his encyclopedic knowledge of Baltimore keeps them there. He is a man of so many interests and accomplishments he seems out of place in this century, but you forget all that as he tells a story. And along the way, the cocktails taste so much better for it.  A self-taught cartoonist and a voracious letter writer from a young age, Grauer used both talents to meet his idols and maintain lifelong relationships. He would draw caricatures of famous people and send them off in the mail, often receiving glowing...

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