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.
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: (www.Mortgerberg.com) to see a master at work.