Tuesday 12 August 2008


The cartoonist B. Kliban died on this day in 1990. His work was hit and miss, but when it hit there was, as this site attests, a touch of genius (and if you think it all looks familiar, remember he was doing it years before Larson). One of my Kliban favourites - I don't know if it's in this lot - shows a long-bearded cartoon old man standing outside a clapboard house, looking vaguely stricken and saying something. Caption: 'It Was Hell, recalls former child.'


  1. Now this is sublime. Truly sublime.

  2. Nige, i often think that you are a cartoonist, or an illustrator. Will we ever find out?

  3. No Susan not that - tho in my dream life I would be, among other things...