Books: Is Anybody Happy?

AND ON THE EIGHTH DAY (111 pp.)—Abner Dean—Simon & Schuster ($2.95).

Cartoonist Abner Dean's publishers claim that psychiatrists try out his drawings on their patients. The average beholder who looks at And on the Eighth Day hard and long enough is apt to wonder whether it is he or the artist who is in need of a session on the confessional couch. Dean, a successful commercial artist and nephew of revolutionary Sculptor Jacob Epstein, has some of the humor of a Thurber or a Steig: but he is not trying to be funny. This is his third book of drawings (the others:...

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