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May 9Liked by Michael Gerber

That''s a tough one. Putting aside the fact that Sam Gross was pretty much a one-off, I can't think of anyone at The Nib that even does single one-panel gag cartoons. There are a ton of fantastic cartoonists and writers at The Nib, it's just a different thing all together. A different world, a different time. The New Yorker isn't the goal, it's writing a graphic novel. I'm not saying the art of the single panel joke is dead, but it would take me 12 panels crammed with 20 jokes to get anywhere near what a Sam Gross accomplished with a man, a cat with a whip, and a seven word sentence.

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May 9Liked by Michael Gerber

Thanks for this great memorial. You’ve captured him perfectly. Sam is my uncle and part of my life since before I can remember. Missing him 💔 and grateful for your tribute.

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May 9Liked by Michael Gerber

So eloquently put. Sam was an American individual, never to be tamed, and always hilarious. Our best and brightest, even with gingerbread sex

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May 9Liked by Michael Gerber

Beautiful remembrance of The Master. Thank you, Michael.

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Thank you, Michael. To Sam, and doing the work. 🍺

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An excellent obit, Mike. You captured Sam perfectly.

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May 9Liked by Michael Gerber

Wow. What a great memorial Michael. This is just lovely. Thank you, thank yiu, thank you.

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May 9Liked by Michael Gerber

Lovely.

Condolences to you, and well, everyone I guess.

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