I just heard that Sam Gross has passed away. He was a funny, funny cartoonist, the best. And I’m proud to say that he was a friend of mine. When I first started drawing cartoons I said to myself “Maybe some day I’ll be able to meet Sam Gross.” Well I did, and I was thrilled and honored. Maybe he’ll meet his legless frog in the hereafter and the frog will bite his ass. That cartoon inspired this one that I drew many years ago. It appeared in a National Lampoon collection Cartoons Even We Wouldn’t Dare Print II in 1985.
I always thought that was an S. Gross cartoon. I hadn’t hadn’t paid attention to the signature.
I take that as a great compliment.