Called the “King of Cartoons” by Newsweek, William Steig is notably known for his work as a highly respected and entertaining cartoonist and an award-winning, best-selling author of children’s picture books and novels. During his life Steig produced more than sixteen hundred drawings and one hundred and seventeen covers for The New Yorker, and author and illustrated over twenty books for children. Of his children’s books Steig received a Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and the Caldecott honor for The Amazing Bone. More recently, Steig’s book Shrek has been adapted into three animated films. An exhibit featuring original art from his children’s books will be on display at the NCCIL beginning in September and will commemorate what would have been Steig’s 100 yr birthday.
William Steig: The Man Who Never Grew up