In studio portrait of Editorial Illustrator/Cartoonist Steve Brodner

October 19th, sending Happy Birthday Wishes to Editorial Illustrator/ Cartoonist Steve Brodner!

Happy Tuesday! I didn't want to miss the chance to wish Editorial Cartoonist/ Illustrator, Steve Brodner a very Happy Birthday, that's today of course, October 19th!

I am sure you know that Steve Brodner "is an illustrator, caricaturist, journalist, author, educator, lecturer, and political commentator, and is accepted in the fields of journalism and the graphic arts as a master of the editorial idiom."

"After winning the 1974 Population Institute Cartoon Contest for one of his cartoons and getting his BFA at Cooper Union in 1976, Brodner became the editorial cartoonist for The Hudson Dispatch in Union City, New Jersey, beginning a freelance illustration career that would span over four decades. By 1977 art director Steven Heller of The New York Times Book Review began tapping him for illustration assignments."

"In 1981 he became a regular contributor to Harper’s Magazine with the monthly feature, “Ars Politica”, a name given it by Lewis Lapham, Harper’s editor."

"In the late 1980s, as media became more critical of the popular Ronald Reagan, more magazines and newspapers commissioned Brodner to contribute. These included The National Lampoon, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, and Spy."

"In 1988, Esquire brought him in as an unofficial house artist doing portraits, caricature, art journalism, and a monthly full-page political cartoon “Adversaria”.

Currently Steve is a regular contributor to GQ, The Nation, Newsweek, His illustration work and art journalism has appeared in most major magazines and newspapers in the US, such as Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Esquire, Time, Playboy, Mother Jones, Harper's , and the Atlantic. -(with help from Steve's website and The Artist Within: Book 2)

And of course, you can see his newest cartoons and illustrations from "The Greater Quiet" on Facebook and Twitter, and on his website here:

This is one of the portraits we made of Steve in his Manhattan studio a few years ago for "The Artist Within: Book 2, have a look around, it is very cool!

Happy Birthday Steve, Hope your year is the Best Ever!

art © Steve Brodner

Photo © Greg Preston

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