Made for Each Other.
Made for Each Other. William Steig. New York: Joanna Cotter imprint
of Harper Collins, 2000. hardcover, unpaged. $13.95.
A wry array of examples by a lively octogenarian that demonstrates,
among other things, the relationships between words and pictures. Using
common short phrases as, "Our love is magical," or "Where
there's smoke, there's fire," this artist creates couples
whose pose, costume, and gesture illuminate the words. The deftly
economical, nervous black ink creates humans who seem to exude the
associated emotions. Touches of transparent color contribute to the
ink's effectiveness by tweaking our subtler sensibilities. A fine
addition to any artroom.