This morning we were saddened to learn that cartoonist Jack Ziegler had died. Known mostly for his decades of peerless work for the New Yorker, Ziegler also contributed dozens of cartoons to this magazine starting in the mid-1980s—many of them captionless, all of them haiku-like in their concision.

We dipped into our archives and got fresh scans of some of our favorite Ziegler creations. As you can see, even when he was drawing for Playboy, Ziegler didn’t have to work blue in order to fit right in.

Jack, you’ll be greatly missed, and your work will be inseperable from the smartest cartooning of the 20th century.