The book, edited by former Yank magazine art director Art Weithas, featured visual art from the war and was a best seller.
We saw that you have a little art in your background and decided to make you the art director.
Still, for an art director whose design aesthetic is pristine, his early months at the magazine were rather messy.
"He didn't respect his talent," says Michael Gross, the former Lampoon art director, who saw him frequently in California.
Five years later the art director selected another of those portraits for a cover.
"That's all right," said the Editor as the art director took the drawing down.
Maybe he could be an art director or a lithographer or something.
The art director approved it on sight, though he said nothing, but carried it in to the Editor.
And I want to become an art director because I think I'd make a good one.
Now I depend upon my art director to tell me something about these things.