Apparently, Steve Martin loves cartoons and covets the talent displayed by his friend, The New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss. Each deserves to be in some kind of hall of fame, if they aren't already. They love each other's work, so Steve decided to write a bunch of funny stuff and watch Harry turn them into funny cartoons with captions. The result is A Wealth of Pigeons — lots of original material combined with some familiar themes. Plus, a running commentary about their collaboration which is as funny as the cartoons.
“I've always looked upon cartooning as comedy’s last frontier. I have done stand-up, sketches, movies, monologues, awards show introductions, sound bites, blurbs, talk show appearances, and tweets, but the idea of a one-panel image with or without a caption mystified me. I felt like, yeah, sometimes I’m funny, but there are these other weird freaks who are actually funny. You can understand that I was deeply suspicious of these people who are actually funny.”
So writes the multitalented comedian Steve Martin in his introduction to A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection. In order to venture into this lauded territory of cartooning, he partnered with the heralded New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss. Steve shared caption and cartoon ideas, Harry provided impeccable artwork, and together they created this collection of humorous cartoons and comic strips, with amusing commentary about their collaboration throughout. The result: this gorgeous, funny, singular book, perfect to give as a gift or to buy for yourself.
|Product dimensions:||7.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for the New Yorker magazine. His syndicated single-panel comic ‘Bliss’ appears in newspapers internationally. He has written and illustrated over 20 books for children and is the founder of the Cornish CCS Fellowship for Graphic Novelists in Cornish, New Hampshire.
Hometown:Beverly Hills, California
Date of Birth:August 14, 1945
Place of Birth:Waco, Texas
Education:Long Beach State College; University of California, Los Angeles