Sam Gross (who signs his work S. Gross) is a legendary cartoonist. Sam’s single panel cartoons have been appearing in magazines for over fifty years. And he’s still at it! His odd, weird and wonderfully strange cartoons have been featured in many publications including Good Housekeeping, Harvard Business Review and The New Yorker. His most famous cartoon was published in the National Lampoon and involves a legless frog at a French restaurant. The subjects of Sam’s cartoons range from daily life to characters from fairly tales, talking animals and sex. Often his cartoons are in questionable taste, which, of course, makes them even funnier. Imagine Charles Addams on LSD.
Sam is a native of the Bronx, New York and started his professional life as an accountant. After a few years of being bored doing other people’s taxes, he was able to pursue his real calling, cartooning. Sam has also taught cartooning and continues to be an inspiration to younger cartoonists.
Sam’s numerous published collections of cartoons are much sought after by collectors of great comic art. His books include, An Elephant Is Soft and Mushy, Catss by Gross, Your Mother Is a Remarkable Woman, and, I Am Blind and My Dog Is Dead.
If you’re not familiar with Sam’s work, go to Amazon and seek out his books. But be warned, these are not for children. They have adult subjects and themes. If you’re easily offended, Sam’s cartoons may not be for you. For everyone else, Sam Gross is one of the funniest single panel cartoonist ever to put pen to paper.