Friday, June 27, 2008

Illustration work of Edwin Georgi

Illustrator Edwin Georgi loved cigars and cigarettes.

In Illustrating for the Saturday Evening Post, author Ashley Halsey Jr. recounts one occasion when Georgi sent a sketch in for approval:

Associate Art Editor Frank Kilker phoned back and asked what the man in the center was holding in his hand. "A cigar," Georgi replied.

Kilker then asked what he had in his mouth. Georgi gulped and replied, "Another cigar!"

The extra cigar was promptly thrown away.
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