Another chapter from William Steig's 1963 book, CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE.
CONTINUOUS PERFORMANCE Copyright © 1963 William Steig
Here are two pages of Steig's work from the January 8, 1940 issue of LIFE magazine.
Eric Gurney (1910 – 1992) was a Canadian-American cartoonist and illustrator.Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he grew up in Toronto, where he began a career as a commercial artist. In 1938 he emigrated to the USA to work with the the Walt Disney Company, where he was a story writer and collaborated on several classic Disney films. Turning freelance in 1948, he did cartoon illustrations for magazines and advertising campaigns, notably for the Ethyl Corporation.Gurney is best known for his humorous illustrations in books for children and adults. He illustrated Punctured Poems (1971) by Richard Armour; How to Live with a Neurotic Dog (1960) (text by Stephen Baker); How to Live with a Calculating Cat (1962) (text by William Nettleton); an edition of Sportsmanlike Driving (1965), a textbook published by the American Automobile Association; and many other titles, whose total sales number in the millions.He received the National Cartoonists Society Advertising and Illustration Award for 1961 and 1971 for his work.His wife, Nancy Gurney, was his collaborator on several books including The King, the Mice, and the Cheese (1965). In later years they resided in Tucson, Arizona.