A Most Happy Birthday to Gahan Wilson, born on this day in 1930.
Mr. Wilson began contributing to The New Yorker in 1977. Link here to his website.
As well as The New Yorker, Mr. Wilson’s work is closely associated with The National Lampoon and Playboy.
A Soglow Scarf On Attempted Bloggery
Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery continues its look at cartoon-covered accessories. Today it’s a circus themed scarf by the one and only Otto Soglow. Mr. Soglow began contributing to The New Yorker in 1925. He is fondly remembered for his creation, The Little King.
Here’s Otto Soglow’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:
Otto Soglow (pictured above) Born, Yorkville, NY, December 23, 1900. Died in NYC, April 1975. New Yorker work: 1925 -1974.Key collections: Pretty Pictures ( Farrar & Rinehart, 1931) and for fans of Soglow’s Little King; The Little King (Farrar & Rinehart, 1933) and The Little King ( John Martin’s House, Inc., 1945). The latter Little King is an illustrated storybook. Cartoon Monarch / Otto Soglow & The Little King (IDW, 2012) is an excellent compendium.
A Q&A of Interest: Julia Wertz
From Julia Wertz’s website, this fun Q&A. Ms. Wertz began contributing to The New Yorker in 2015.
Pictures At An Exhibition From Mike Lynch and Jane Mattimoe
Jane Mattimoe attended the Mort Gerberg exhibit this past week. She’s posted a bunch of photos on her site. You can see them here.
Mike Lynch also attended and posted a number of pix on his website. Here’s one I particularly like: