To Our Readers: Sep. 16, 1996

C.F. PAYNE, who gently satirizes Bill Gates' bellicose business tactics in an illustration for this week's cover story, is on all art directors' (very) short list of favorite illustrators. "He can do incredibly richly detailed pieces of art in one day," says TIME art director Arthur Hochstein. "He's considered a modern-day Norman Rockwell because he can poke fun without being meanspirited." Now folks in Payne's hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, can see what the art directors are raving about. The Cincinnati Art Museum is holding an exhibition of 30 of Payne's drawings, including three of the five covers he has done for...

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