"Bill Charmatz was perfect for me. The
sense of humor he brought to my column was dark and light
at the same time, and that was the sort of tone I was trying
to create. His illustrations were sometimes silly yet created
a sense of criminality in the situation without being frightening."
- Marilyn Stasio, crime
and mystery reviewer for The New York Times Book Review
"He was without a doubt
the most prolific illustrator and painter I've ever seen.
I mean he was relentless in exploring things and developing
- Harv Toback, art director/painter
"One of the great things
about working with Bill is that I work with a lot of illustrators
and many of them, most of them actually, use computers and
that's just the way illustration has evolved, and they do
wonderful work. But there's something that is lost, in my
opinion, between computer generated illustration and hand
drawn illustration, and certainly no one epitomizes that difference
more than Bill because of the way he draws - I was really
interested in having him draw for the magazine."
- Cameron Woo, publisher,
"Well, he was a great colorist.
But his work had a texture to it, and it felt like - "Wow,
this stuff should be animated!" You know, it was animated,
even though it was static, it was animated. And his line was
always very expressive."
- Steve Heller, senior
art director, The New York Times