William Steig

American, 1907 - 2003

William Steig has been called the “King of Cartoons” for his prolific work at The New Yorker. He drew over 2,600 cartoons and 117 covers for the magazine during his nearly fifty-year career. His children’s books, which he began producing in his sixties, include the Caldecott Medal-winning Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and Shrek!, the basis for the animated film series.