R.O. Blechman is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer, and art director. Best known for his witty and incisive cover for The New Yorker, he has been the subject of a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cartoonists Society in 2010. He has been praised by the New York Times as "an artist in a class by himself" and by Maurice Sendak for his "immensely rich talent." He lives in upstate New York.