Born: Brooklyn, New York, USA
William Steig ˈstaɪɡ (November 14, 1907 – October 3, 2003) was an American cartoonist, sculptor, and, late in life, an illustrator and writer of childrens books. Best known for the picture books Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Abels Island, and Doctor De Soto, he was also the creator of Shrek!, which inspired the film series of the same name. He was the U.S. nominee for both of the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Awards, as a childrens book illustrator in 1982 and a writer in 1988.
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