Mort Gerberg is one of the most prolific cartoonists known. He is most recognized for his cartoons in magazines, including The New Yorker, Playboy, Harvard Business Review, Saturday Evening Post, Paul Krassner's The Realist, and for his 1983 "Cartooning: The Art and The Business," called "the most comprehensive, authoritative book on the subject." He created a weekly cartoon, “Out of Line,” for Publishers Weekly from 1988 to 1994 and has drawn cartoons for television and online sites. Mort has also drawn syndicated newspaper comic strips, including “Koky,” “Hang in There" and “There Oughta Be a Law!” and written, edited, and/or illustrated over 45 books for adults and children. For television, Mort wrote and drew an animated fable, "Opportunity Buzzes," for PBS and wrote and drew animated skits for the feminist show, Woman, on CBS. He also created and performed a topical weekly, on-camera drawing feature on WNBC-TV, New York. Mort has also done on-the-scene sketch reportage for magazines and newspapers, covering national and international politics, sports and travel. Gerberg taught cartooning for over 15 years at New York City's Parsons School of Design, and is a popular speaker on the subjects of cartooning, Jewish humor and aging.
He was voted Best Magazine Cartoonist of 2007 and 2008 by The National Cartoonists Society and in 2023, by unanimous vote, Mort was awarded the Society's prestigious Golden Key Award, inducting him into the NCS Hall of Fame.
Mort’s art for the New Yorker has spanned more than 55 years (from 1965 to the present); he is one of the few cartoonists to have published under all four of its cartoon editors. Mort's work has touched on issues ranging from women's rights to social consciousness and from music to politics to sports. At times, Mort's work is commentary, at other times, it is reporting. His cartoons chronicle American history as he sees it, and it always makes us laugh.