Mort Gerberg


Mort Gerberg is a cartoonist and author best known for his magazine cartoons, which have appeared regularly in numerous publications such as The New Yorker, Playboy, Harvard Business Review, Publishers Weekly and online on Huffington Post .

He was voted as Best Magazine Cartoonist of 2008 by the National Cartoonists Society, the international organization for professional cartoonists, an award he also won for 2007. He has drawn several nationally-syndicated newspaper comic strips and has written, edited and/​or illustrated 44 books for adults and children.

He is the author of the recent The All-Jewish Cartoon Collection and the editor of LAST LAUGHS: Cartoons About Aging. Retirement...and the Great Beyond, an original hardcover collection published by Scribner. He is also the author of Cartooning: The Art and the Business, which has been the leading instructional/​reference work in the field for 26 years. Among his other popular books are Joy in Mudville: The Big Book of Baseball Humor, and the best-selling (two-and-a half million copies) More Spaghetti, I Say.

Mr. Gerberg has written, drawn and performed on television news shows and appeared in the Shari Lewis home video Lamb Chop in The Land of No Manners. Mr. Gerberg taught cartooning at New York City's Parsons School of Design, including an online class through the New School Distance Learning Program.

For clients in the business world (e.g. Fidelity Investments, Epson, Motorola, John Hancock, Brooks Brothers) he creates cartoons and humorous writing for advertising and public relations in all media, and is a member of ideation focus groups.

Mr. Gerberg is also a popular public speaker, particularly on the subjects of creativity and positive aging. He has appeared at numerous universities, publishing and promotional events and corporate marketing seminars.

Mort Gerberg at NYHS

Mr. Gerberg lives in New York City, and can be reached by email at mort@​ Visit his website ( to view samples of his work.

Selected Works

Humor, collection of cartoons
131 hilarious cartoons about the truly important issues, created by 26 cartoonists from The New Yorker, with additional insightful reflections written by them.
Instruction/ Reference
The essential guide to the world’s most popular art form, with additional ideas and drawings from other top cartoonists.
Children’s Book (Illustrations. Text by Rita Golden Gelman)
A picture book for Kindergarten-Grade 2 young readers that to date has sold over 2,000,000 copies.
Humor collection of fiction, non-fiction and cartoons. Co-editor, with Dick Schaap.
A grand-slam feast of baseball humor from 100 "Hall of Fame" writers, cartoonists and players.