Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Cartoonist Al Ross

I like Al Ross's sketchy, loose, plate of spaghetti style.

Al is one of the "four famous cartoonist Roth brothers:" Al, Irving Roir, Ben and Salo. They all used different surnames.

Look at that chair on the right. Just a well-placed scramble of lines.

These sagging, just-waking-up postures of the characters are lovely to look at.

Al Ross sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker in 1937. He is still cartooning so far as I know.

Again, it's just some squiggles on the vague shape of a cake. But that's enough. It works.

Well, there we have some wonderful, loopy cartoons by Al Ross. Another cartoonist I admire.

6 comments:

jdsd said...

I am familiar with the Al Ross cartoons and am looking for more (of anyone) that relate to the fashion or garment industry. I like to lighten up my teaching with them. Any suggestions? Is there a way to search for the specific market?

jdsd said...

Any fashion or garment industry related cartoons you can turn me onto?

DON CRESCI'S CLOG said...

Ross & George Dole had similar styles. What ever happened to george?
Don Cresi

DON CRESCI'S CLOG said...

Ross & George Dole had similar styles. What ever happened to George?

TheBlackRhino said...

Mr. Ross passed away on March 22, 2012. His 100th Birthday. Source: Bronx News April 12-18, 2012

TheBlackRhino said...

Mr. Ross passed away on March 22, 2012. His 100th Birthday. Source: Bronx News April 12-18, 2012 p. 4