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Steve Martin is back with The New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss to follow 2020's A Wealth of Pigeons. This duo is as charming as Martin's other famous duo (he and Martin Short) but for fans of the written and illustrated word. It's Steve Martin's world; we only live in it. And what a joyful world it is.
Number One Is Walking is Steve Martin’s cinematic legacy—an illustrated memoir of his legendary acting career, with stories from his most popular films and artwork by New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss.
Steve Martin has never written about his career in the movies before. In Number One Is Walking, he shares anecdotes from the sets of his beloved films—Father of the Bride, Roxanne, The Jerk, Three Amigos, and many more—bringing readers directly into his world. He shares charming tales of antics, moments of inspiration, and exploits with the likes of Paul McCartney, Diane Keaton, Robin Williams, and Chevy Chase. Martin details his forty years in the movie biz, as well as his stand-up comedy, banjo playing, writing, and cartooning, all with his unparalleled wit.
With gorgeously illustrated cartoons and single-panel “diversions” in Steve and Harry’s signature style, Number One Is Walking is full of the everyday moments that make up a movie star’s life, capturing Steve Martin’s singular humor and acclaimed career in film. The perfect gift from the team who brought you the #1 New York Times bestseller A Wealth of Pigeons.
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About the Author
Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker. His syndicated single-panel comic Bliss appears in newspapers internationally. He has written and illustrated more than twenty books for children, as well as the cartoon collection A Wealth of Pigeons with Steve Martin. He is the founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies’ 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