Mort Gerberg’s wonderful cartoons have been appearing in magazines for a very long time.  You may have seen them in The New Yorker, Playboy, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post and many other publications.  Mort’s cartoons are always intelligent and sophisticated. His drawing style is beautifully clean and eloquent.  His subjects are usually taken from middle class urban life, the kinds of people you might know or meet in ordinary everyday situations.  But there’s nothing ordinary about his work.  Mort’s cartoons are very funny, revealing universal truths we all share.  He shows us little moments and observations on our social mores and behavior. His cartoons are satirical but not mean spirited.

Mort has had many published collections of his cartoons and he has also edited quite a few anthologies of cartoons and illustrated children’s books.  He’s the author of what I think is the best book on cartooning ever written, Cartooning: The Art and The Business.  This book is the definitive how to guide to panel cartoons and comic strips.  If you or someone you know is interested in cartooning this is THE book to get.mort-gerberg-seals

One of the many cartoon anthologies Mort has edited is, LAST LAUGHS: Cartoons About Aging, Retirement…and The Great Beyond.  He also illustrated the best- selling children’s book, More Spaghetti, I Say. Pick up one of Mort’s excellent books.  Also be sure to take a look at his website: ( to see a master at work.

Mike Lynch Cartoonist and Blogger

Welcome to my brand-new blog. I’ll be writing about people whom I admire, especially, writers and cartoonists. Today’s entry is about a wonderful cartoonist, Mike Lynch. Mike’s cartoons have appeared in so many publications it’s impossible to list them all here and still have room to say anything else. Some of his credits include, The Readers Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy, and Harvard Business Review. Mike has a beautiful loose style that is immediately recognizable. He’s also done some great autobiographical comics and has recently started doing book illustration. Here are a few of Mike’s cartoons.

In addition to Mike’s cartoons he has a great daily blog called Mikelynchcartoons, which does amazing pieces on cartoonists. He also has great advice for cartoonists who are just starting out and for seasoned pros. Mike often runs cartoons from the 1950s and 1960s. It’s fun to look at all that retro work and see how different the clothing, cars, social mores, and language are from today. Aside from cartoons, comic strips, old books, news and interviews, Mike also likes to occasionally run pictures of his New England garden and his cats. (Hey, it’s his blog he can do whatever he likes!)  Plus, he sometimes posts cool stuff about Star Trek. Now that’s what I call a great blog!