Steve Martin's wild ideas take flight

The comedian-actor-writer has teamed up with illustrator and cartoonist Harry Bliss to launch a new cartoon collection, A Wealth Of Pigeons

In A Wealth Of Pigeons (above), Steve Martin (top left) and Harry Bliss' (top right) cartoons (right) vary in style and tone, from the absurd to the philosophical.
In A Wealth Of Pigeons, Steve Martin (left) and Harry Bliss' (right) cartoons vary in style and tone, from the absurd to the philosophical.PHOTO: NYTIMES
In A Wealth Of Pigeons (above), Steve Martin and Harry Bliss' cartoons vary in style and tone, from the absurd to the philosophical.
In A Wealth Of Pigeons (above), Steve Martin and Harry Bliss' cartoons vary in style and tone, from the absurd to the philosophical.PHOTO: CELADON BOOKS
In A Wealth Of Pigeons, Steve Martin and Harry Bliss' cartoons (above) vary in style and tone, from the absurd to the philosophical.
In A Wealth Of Pigeons, Steve Martin and Harry Bliss' cartoons (above) vary in style and tone, from the absurd to the philosophical.PHOTO: CELADON BOOKS

Most nights, from the witching hours of 2 to 4am, Steve Martin finds himself awake, his thoughts spinning.

He lies in bed and imagines absurd scenarios: a family of cows sitting down to a fancy dinner; a duck carrying a rifle; a washed-up Tarzan pitching reverse mortgages on television.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 17, 2020, with the headline 'Steve Martin's wild ideas take flight'. Print Edition | Subscribe