The Thomas Nast of our time examines his career and process.For the first time in a career that has spanned half a century, one of America's favorite satiric artists has gathered his favorite magazine covers, theater posters, illustrations, and caric The Thomas Nast of our time examines his career and process.
For the first time in a career that has spanned half a century, one of America's favorite satiric artists has gathered his favorite magazine covers, theater posters, illustrations, and caricatures into a single volume. Called by E.L. Doctorow "Our Daumier, our Thomas Nast," Sorel has caricatured pundits and politicians in the pages of The Nation, Ramparts, Time, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine and Rolling Stone, amused readers of The New Yorker with over forty-five covers and dozens of pictorial essays, and has written and illustrated several prize-winning children's books. His political targets have ranged from J. Edgar Hoover to Cardinal Spellman to the Amercian presidency. His other specialty has been exquisite portraits of the Hollywood movies from the '30s and '40s that he grew up on, ranging from such classics as The Maltese Falcon and Double Indemnity to Top Hat and M.
The best from all of these undertakings are in Moving On, together with biographical material that includes amusing anecdotes about Milton Glaser, Clay Felker, Tina Brown, Graydon Carter, George Lois, Victor Navasky, and other figures in publishing.
Moving On will be of particular interest to students planning to become cartoonists or illustrators. Sorel tells of his own experiences in trying to get his ideas published, and shows the process by which does his drawingsfrom the first rough idea to the finished illustration many sketches later. Many of the pictures in this book will be part of a Sorel retrospective exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York in 2007. ...Continua Nascondi