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New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff

The New Yorker may be known for great long-form journalism, but the magazine's tone is set by its whimsical cartoons and illustrations poking fun at the serious, the topical, and the timeless. Longtime cartoon editor Bob Mankoff's new memoir is a journey through a life spent on the serious business of being funny, along the way introducing us to the quirky personalities behind favorite cartoons.

Bob Mankoff - Photo Credit to Davina Pardo (1)
Bob Mankoff. Credit: Davina Pardo

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First Cartoon, "The Point of View," first appeared in the British magazine Punch in 1899.

Cartoons Featured in Bob Mankoff's New Memoir


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