(Mr. Phadnis has appeared on this blog a few times before. Please search the blog to reach there. I created his Wikipedia page in December 2008. If you have relevant expertise, please help me expand it.)
Sometime this month I saw this beautiful cover of The New Yoker in my FB feed and it reminded me of S D Phadnis.
The lady has dropped the phone and is really setting herself up for real vacation by cutting off from the reality.
Now, haven't I seen many similar wonderful pictures by Shi Da?
Artist: S D Phadnis, 1954
Courtesy and more such pictures: Official Website of S D Phadnis
And then I wondered, is New Yorker even aware of existence of Phadnis, who has been drawing some great pictures for more than 60 years?
It's a great loss, I feel. For the New Yorker!