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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Bob Mankoff, New Yorker cartoon editor

Ever wonder what it takes to get a cartoon published in the New Yorker? Wonder no more. ...

A post at Drawn! contains links to a three-part series over at the Huffington Post in which Matthew Diffee interviews Bob Mankoff.

There's a very interesting read over at the Huffington Post. New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee has posted a 3-part discussion with Bob Mankoff, the magazine's infamous cartoon editor. The two discuss the nature of humour, what makes a good cartoon, and I think, more importantly, what defines a New Yorker cartoon and sets it apart from the rest.


Clicks to the three parts of Diffee's interview are contained in the blog entry.

Added bonus (for those who read all about the above in m.w and are saying, "So. What."):

A 2001 Bob Staake interview with Mankoff at PlanetCartoonist.

Man, I mean. How hard can it be to draw one of those little cartoons and think up some caption for it?

Here. You try it.

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