Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The genius of Kliban

Recently I stumbled upon Steven Heller's blog where he was praising the genius of B. Kliban. You may remember Kliban from his famous calendars and cat cartoons. With a little research, I've now discovered the brilliance of Kliban's wicked mind. And, coupled with the fact that Kliban did most of his work in the 1960s and 1970s, he certainly pre-dated Gary Larson's more universally appreciated (or at least acknowledged) The Far Side

In the event you cannot read the balloon text for the second cartoon: "I'll have the gazpacho, leeks vinaigrette with shrimp, marinated zucchini, orange mousse, a bottle of Cotes du Rhone Rouge '59. And bring some shit for my fly."

Additional Kliban cartoons can be found here.

1 comment:

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

I had that calendar in my dorm room in high school - and my room mate and I (still best friends) still say, "And bring some shit for my fly" with a laugh, close to thirty years later. "From Soup to Nuts" was also a favorite, as we thought of the dining hall. I'd LOVE to find that calendar again, from 1979 or 1980. Thanks for the memory!


word ver? CATER - I kid you not!