Back in 1947, LIFE Magazine asked ten famous cartoonists to draw their characters while wearing a blindfold. How did they do? Here are the results.

Dixie Dugan, by John Striebel

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Steve Canyon, by Milton Caniff

Dagwood Bumstead, by Chic Young

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Skeezix, by Frank King

Secret Agent X-9 (or Phil Corrigan), by Mel Graff

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Smilin' Jack, by Zack Mosley

Andy Gump, by Gus Edson

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Brandy, by Frank Robbins

Dick Tracy, by Chester Gould

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Major Hoople, by Bill Freyse

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All images are from A Hole In The Head.

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