Born Oscar Robert Blechman in 1930, R. O. Blechman’s internationally acclaimed artwork spans decades, mediums and industries. He was one of the first contemporary cartoonists to pen a full-length graphic novel with The Juggler of Our Lady in 1953, which he published after graduating from Oberlin College. His illustrations and comics have graced magazines, anthologies and newspapers. He has created over a dozen New Yorker covers. Blechman presents Talking Lines, a graphic collection of Blechman’s trademark simple drawings, insightful of a complex world.
“The drawings of Blechman, which are minimalist, trembling, even hesitant, manage to express a universe of uncommon perfection.” Sempe
Cartoonist Seth has illustrated several graphic novels including Clyde Fans; It’s a Good Life, if You Don’t Weaken; Wimbledon Green; George Sprott and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists. He is also the designer of the New York Times bestselling Complete Peanuts collections and the Penguin Classics Edition of The Portable Dorothy Parker. He was the 2011 winner of the Harbourfront Festival Prize.