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The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorkerby Robert Mankoff
Synopses & Reviews
The book that Janet Maslin of The New York Times has called "indispensable" and "a transfixing study of American mores and manners that happens to incorporate boundless laughs, too" is finally available in paperback—fully updated and featuring a brand new introduction by Adam Gopnik.
Organized by decade, with commentary by some of the magazine's finest writers, this landmark collection showcases the work of the hundreds of talented artists who have contributed cartoons over the course ofThe New Yorker's eight-two-year history. From the early cartoons of Peter Arno, George Price and Charles Addams to the cutting-edge work of Alex Gregory, Matthew Diffee and Bruce Eric Kaplan (with stops along the way for the genius of Charles Barsotti, Roz Chast, Jack Ziegler, George Booth, and many others), the art collected here forms, as David Remnick puts it in his Foreword, "the longest-running popular comic genre in American life."
Throughout the book, brief overviews of each era's predominant themes—from the Depression and nudity to technology and the Internet, highlight various genres of cartoons and shed light on our pastimes and preoccupations. Brief profiles and mini-portfolios spotlight the work of key cartoonists, including Arno, Chast, Ziegler, and others.
The DVD-ROM included with the book is what really makes the "Complete Cartoons" complete. Compatible with most home computers and easily browsable, the disk contains a mind-boggling 70,363 cartoons, indexed in a variety of ways. Perhaps you'd like to find all the cartoons by your favorite artist. Or maybe you'd like to look up the cartoons that ran the week you were born, or all of the cartoons on a particular subject. Of course, you can always begin at the beginning, February 21, 1925, and experience the unprecedented pleasure of reading through every single cartoon ever published in The New Yorker.
Enjoy this one-of-a-kind protrait of American life over the past eight decades, as captured by the talented pens and singular outlooks of the masters of the cartoonist's art.
With 400,000 copies in print, The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker has truly been a publishing phenomenon—and the paperback edition is fuller and better than ever. This massive collection of New Yorker cartoons has been updated to include the best of each of the magazine’s eighty-two years, reproduced in a glorious book—along with a DVD-ROM including every single cartoon ever published. Using the latest technology, the DVD is easily searchable by date, cartoonist, and keyword, making it more invaluable than ever for browsing or research.
Essays by eminent New Yorker writers reflect on the life and humor of each decade, and special features and profiles of the magazine’s prominent cartoonists, from Peter Arno and Charles Addams to Jack Ziegler and Roz Chast, appear throughout. It’s a humor bonanza— and an unbeatable value.
At lastand#8212;a spotlight on the flesh-and-blood cartoonists whose sensibilities have helped define The New Yorker.
Available for the first time to The New Yorkerand#8217;s one million-plus readers: a volume dedicated to the individual careers of the magazineand#8217;s cartoon superstars.
Widely considered to be the pantheon of single-panel cartooning, The New Yorker cartoonistsand#8217; styles are richly varied, and their personal stories are surprising. For example, did you know that Arnie Levin is a seventy-three-year-old former Beatnik painter with a handlebar mustache and a back decorated by Japanand#8217;s foremost tattoo artists?
Gehrand#8217;s book features fascinating biographical profiles of such artists as Gahan Wilson, Sam Gross, Roz Chast, Lee Lorenz, and Edward Koren. Along with a dozen such profiles, Gehr provides a brief history of The New Yorker cartoon itself, touching on the lives and work of earlier illustrating wits, including Charles Addams, James Thurber, and William Steig.
About the Author
Robert Mankoff is the cartoon editor of The New Yorker, the founder and president of The Cartoon Bank, and an accomplished cartoonist. He is the author of The Naked Cartoonist, a book on cartooning and creativity available from BD&L, and the editor of numerous cartoon collections, each of which is a small fraction of the size of this one. He lives in New York City.Adam Gopnik is an essayist and commentator who writes frequently for The New Yorker. His books include Paris to the Moon and a children's novel, The King in the Window. A frequent guest on the Charlie Rose Show, Gopnik has been honored with three National Magazine Awards for Essay and Criticism and a George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting.
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