William Steig

I recently subscribed to The New Yorker online so that I could become dangerously addicted to their massive archive of past issues. Here are a few of my favorite covers by Steig, who created   thousands of covers and cartoons for the magazine beginning in 1930. Plus... a book I found on Etsy! There's a wonderful postscript to his life here.

This is my favorite: June 18, 1960 New Yorker | William Steig

May 9, 1953 New Yorker | William Steig

William Steig

William Steig

The Lonely ones by William Steig 1942 via Etsy $25.00

Three little pigs and an ill-fated wolf

Here are three versions of the porcine triumvirate's saga from the U.S., Germany and the Soviet Union. 

[Walt Disney]. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf. McKay, 1933. via Heritage Auctions

 

Drei kleine Schweine Williams Verlag, Berlin 1934, in almost (very hard to find) perfect condition; this is the first Geman version fo the famous American Disney . Also from children's book € 490.- ($ 613) via disneyana.de

Tri Porosjonka (Drei Schweinchen), Soviet Union, 1937. Also from  disneyana.de