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New Yorker cartoon editor speaks

Posted by Dan Wasserman  September 29, 2008 01:49 PM

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The Sept. 26 New York Times carried a brief profile and interview of The New Yorker's cartoon editor, Robert Mankoff. In addition to editing others' submissions, Mankoff draws some of the magazine's most distinctive cartoons, including this classic:

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In the interview, he discusses the highly popular cartoon caption contest that runs at the back of the magazine and muses on the unpredictability of humor.

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Dan Wasserman has been cartooning for the Globe editorial page since 1985. He has published two collections of drawings, "We've Been Framed" (Faber & Faber, 1987) and "Paper Cuts" (Ivan R. Dee, 1995). His cartoons are widely reprinted and are syndicated internationally by Tribune Media Services. He draws more quickly than he types.
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