Carl Rose (1903 – 1971) was an American cartoonist whose work appeared in The New Yorker, Popular Science, The Saturday Evening Post, and elsewhere. He received the National Cartoonists Society's Advertising and Illustration Award for 1958.
Rose created one of the most famous New Yorker cartoons, published December 8, 1928, with a caption by E. B. White. In the cartoon, a mother at dinner says to her young daughter, "It's broccoli, dear." Her daughter answers, "I say it's spinach, and I say the hell with it." (Later, in 1932, there was a popular Broadway revue called "Face The Music" which in the song "I Say It's Spinach" used the line "I Say It's Spinach, so the hell with it".) Elizabeth Hawes adopted it for her critique of the clothing design industry: Fashion is Spinach (1938).
Rose illustrated Bennett Cerf's best-selling book Try and Stop Me and its sequel Shake Well Before Using. Rose also illustrated Have Tux, Will Travel, the supposed autobiography of actor Bob Hope (actually ghost-written by journalist Pete Martin).
- NCS Awards
- Carl Rose's biography on the NCS site
- Gallery of classic graphic design featuring the illustrations of Carl Rose.
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