The witty and wry cartoonist Steinberg was born in Romania, 1914. He studied architecture and also began his career as a cartoonist in Milan until the rise of fascism. After being interned by Mussolini for 6 weeks, he immigrated to the United States via Santo Domingo. His covers and drawings would appear in the New Yorker for six decades.
Jack and Jill Magazine has been continually in publication since 1938. Here are some beautiful covers from the mid to late fifties, most available on ebay.
This week in MATS class, we're doing children's picture books. The assignment was illustrating the cover or a spread of Aesop's "The Tortoise and the Hare" fable. I saw the tortoise as being a very organized and positive fellow, who would plan out his journey to the "T". I love painting rain scenes, so I threw that in because I wanted to make my painting feel really atmospheric.