James Thurber

“All right, have it your way – you heard a seal bark.”

My drawings have been described as pre-intentionalist, meaning they were finished before the ideas for them had occurred to me. I shall not argue the point.
— James Thurber

A cartoonist yelled at Ross once in the thirties: ‘Why do you reject drawings of mine and print stuff by that fifth-rate artist, Thurber?’
‘He’s a third-rate artist,’ said Ross.
— from The Years with Ross

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