Famed cartoonist, Al Ross died last week at the age of 100.
That he lived that long is amazing in and of itself. His prolific work in The New Yorker magazine is his legacy. He holds the record for the most cartoons published in the magazine by any one cartoonist. His work was off the cuff. He drew directly in ink, no practice runs in pencil. He ‘cartooned’ what he thought.
Most of his cartoons were ‘venus v. mars’ type things, but he touched on most subjects over the years.
His simple, succinct cartoons never missed the mark, and always made you think.
If you’d like to see more of his work, or even buy some, click here.
In my mind, he and Charles Addams are the greatest cartoonists of all time. I know Stephan Pastis will stop speaking to me, but facts are facts!
And on that note, this is just for Jenny – who doesn’t love a diaper joke?