"I always wanted to play ball—I was never allowed to because I was too small and wore glasses—so it was normal for me to do a cartoon like this," Mort Gerberg says about his 2009 illustration for The New Yorker. "The fantasies of being a hero on the field, and how tough it is—it's like pushing a rock up a hill, to be a good ball player."
Known for his clever combining of wit and social commentary, Mort has been a working cartoonist since the '60s. "Sisyphus Baseball" is one in a series of limited edition prints we're offering (just 10 of each), numbered and signed by him with the same pen he uses to draw. Framed in solid ash wood with a double-thick mat, it's a gift for the person who enjoys art with a wink. Printed and framed in Oregon.
$10 from your purchase goes to the New-York Historical Society, a premier cultural institution dedicated to preserving the richly layered history of New York and the US. If you’re in Manhattan, please visit their exhibit of Mort's work, on display until May 5th.