March 11, 1931 |
New York City, New York, U.S.A.
|Area(s)||Cartoonist, Illustrator, Author|
|Children||Lilia Gerberg McCaffree|
Mort Gerberg (born March 11, 1931, in New York City) is an American cartoonist and author best known for his magazine cartoons, which have appeared in numerous publications such as The New Yorker, Playboy, Harvard Business Review, Publishers Weekly, and on The Huffington Post.
Besides magazine cartoons, Gerberg has drawn several nationally syndicated newspaper comic strips. His comic strip Koky, co-created and written by Richard O'Brien, was syndicated from 1979 to 1981 by the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate. (In 2007, Ramble House collected the strip's entire run into two books, one collecting the dailies and the other collecting the Sundays.)
Gerberg has written, edited and/or illustrated over forty books. They include Cartooning: The Art and the Business, LAST LAUGHS: Cartoons About Aging, Retirement... and the Great Beyond, Joy in Mudville: The Big Book of Baseball Humor, The All-Jewish Cartoon Collection, and the children's books, Why Did Halley’s Comet Cross The Universe?, and the best-selling More Spaghetti, I Say.
Gerberg is a popular public speaker on the subjects of cartooning and creativity. He has appeared at numerous universities, conferences and seminars. He is a former president of The Cartoonists Guild and a member of the National Cartoonists Society and The Authors Guild.
Gerberg has also written, drawn and performed on NBC, ABC, and PBS television news shows. He has created commissioned cartoons and humorous writings for Fidelity Investments, MasterCard, Epson, Motorola, John Hancock Insurance, and Brooks Brothers among others. Gerberg has been an information content provider for ABC Multimedia, Prodigy, America Online, and BookWire.com.
Gerberg taught cartooning at New York City's Parsons School of Design and The New School distance learning program. One of Gerberg's former students was Wall Street Journal caricaturist Ken Fallin.
Gerberg appeared in the PBS documentary Funny Business: An Inside Look at the Art of Cartooning (2011), drawing attention to the creative and personal sides of several New Yorker cartoonists.
In 1989, Gerberg appeared as a special guest artist in the Shari Lewis video, Lamb Chop in the Land of No Manners.
Gerberg was voted as Best Magazine Cartoonist of 2007 and 2008 by the National Cartoonists Society.
Gerberg lives in New York City with his wife, Judith, an internationally known career counselor. He pitches for The New Yorker softball team.
- Caricaturist Captures the Corporate Market, Biz Bash Orlando, August 11, 2008.
- “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest,” New York Post (January 30, 1968).