Cats, Dogs, Men, Women, Ninnies & Clowns: The Lost Art of William Steig

Cats Dogs Men Women Ninnies Clowns The Lost Art of William Steig Children octogenarians and everyone in between know the work of William Steig the beloved cartoonist and award winning children s book author whose work graced the covers and pages of the New Yorke

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  • Title: Cats, Dogs, Men, Women, Ninnies & Clowns: The Lost Art of William Steig
  • Author: Jeanne Steig William Steig Roz Chast Jules Feiffer
  • ISBN: 9780810995772
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Children, octogenarians, and everyone in between know the work of William Steig, the beloved cartoonist and award winning children s book author whose work graced the covers and pages of the New Yorker for than 70 years In Cats, Dogs, Men, Women, Ninnies Clowns The Lost Art of William Steig, Jeanne Steig uncovers than 450 never before published cartoons bChildren, octogenarians, and everyone in between know the work of William Steig, the beloved cartoonist and award winning children s book author whose work graced the covers and pages of the New Yorker for than 70 years In Cats, Dogs, Men, Women, Ninnies Clowns The Lost Art of William Steig, Jeanne Steig uncovers than 450 never before published cartoons by her husband and provides personal insight and anecdotes about his work and her relationship with Bill, shedding new light on this celebrated genius.Praise for Cats, Dogs, Men,Women, Ninnies Clowns A treasure trove of hundreds of previously unpublished illustrations by children s book icon Steig, this compendium is organized thematically people, dogs, odd ducks, etc the late Steig s wife, Jeanne, introduces each section with delightful, insightful anecdotes He used to refer to us fondly as a couple of cats, or perhaps romantically as two rolls on a plate, she writes Of course, the best sense of the man behind Shrek , Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, and other favorites is gained from the strange, free, and wholly original artwork that fill the pages with caricatured portraits, animals a courting, drunken clowns, knife fights, and creatures impossible to name Taken as a whole, the glorious lunacy is testimony to a true iconoclast Publishers Weekly, starred review What a splendid gift it would be if the works tearing up the best seller lists weren t that of a Stieg Larsson, but a Steig, William New York Times The Moment blog Pure pleasure from cover to cover Booklist The book details a great character, and does so with a remarkable charm Highly recommended for all interested in comic history and everyone who likes to look on the lighter side of life Complex

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    1. This is a collection of WIlliam Steig's previously unpublished drawings. Some are sketches, but many are finished pieces. They are arranged into thematic sections, each of which begins with a short introduction by his fourth wife, Jeanne Steig. As always, Steig's work is funny, poignant, and full of life. Jeanne Steig's stories are also delightful, and help to anchor the images in the real world.

    2. I love William Steig, and this is a nicely arranged and well reproduced collection of sketches of his that have nothing to do with anything - sketches that weren't precursors to New Yorker cartoons or children's book illustrations, but just him drawing stuff he found funny or interesting. The few anecdotes included to give structure to the art are charming and appropriately brief. Much amusement to be had, of the sort that makes one calm and optimistic about one's own work.

    3. Just flipping through is making my heart a little happy.It is a relief to look at images that are not Holocaust-related.Delightful. Though not every illustration in here is a pure gem, the collection as a whole is a joy to look at. My favorite part may even be the love-filled section introductions written by Jeanne Steig.

    4. William Steig had a unique way of expressing his thoughts. His art is not always pleasant to look at, not warm or comforting, often grotesque, sometimes dissonant, but it is fresh, honest, and playful. This collection of his work—outside of commercial pursuits—is revealing.

    5. smiled the whole way through. fun to just pick up and browse through a few pages of illustrations at a time.

    6. I checked this out from the library, but I really wish I owned this. So inspiring-- got me back into watercolors.

    7. Tons of free-wheeling, crazy William Steig illustrations with text by Jeanne Steig. Wonderful, different from his reined-in but still wacky children’s books (my favorite being Dr. DeSoto).

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