Please take a minute to check out a crowd-funding campaign for a book by my buddy, the French cartooning legend, Robert Rousso.
Robert is an editorial cartoonist and a longtime contributor to our Cagle.com site and our syndication package; he’s the beloved “dean” of the French political cartoonists. (Although some may call him the “titan,” I prefer the “dean.”
Every cartoon fan should make a contribution to get Robert’s book, and to make sure the book is published! At this time, Robert has reached half of his modest fundraising goal.
Robert has a unique quirk where he draws with little curly-cues depicting details that typical cartoonists would not see as curly-cues, like ears and nostrils. Sometimes I think that Robert doesn’t like for his pen to leave the paper. I’ve studied some of Robert’s drawings where I think he actually never lifted his pen. Here’s is Robert’s archive on Cagle.com.
Robert is 82 years old and although he’s been drawing editorial cartoons for many decades, this is his first book! The excellent, French satirical magazine “Zelium” is managing this campaign for Robert, who wrote this note:
It is no wonder that a 82 old timer like me has not yet released an album when we see the job that it represents!
Fortunately Cesare, of the excellent review Zélium, takes care of everything with efficiency and patience.
The most extraordinary thing is that Cesare manages to support me (whereas I do not know how to do it). But there is also something else, and I’ m not talking about the book, and that’ s the outpouring of sympathy and your encouragements, dear colleagues and dear former strangers (as they are no longer) I want to tell you that only for that, it was worth it –even if it had to stop now. Although, if it continues I will not see any problem!
See you very soon, Robert Rousso
Every cartoonist and cartoon fan should get Robert’s book. Hurry, help him and Zelium make the project happen!
Here are some recent favorites from Robert’s Cagle.com archive …