How About Never--Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons

How About Never--Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons

Bob Mankoff

Memoir in cartoons by means of the longtime caricature editor of The New Yorker

People inform Bob Mankoff that because the caricature editor of The New Yorker he has the simplest activity on the planet. by no means one to overcome round the bush, he explains to us, within the starting of this singular, delightfully eccentric booklet, that simply because he's additionally a cartoonist on the journal he truly has of the easiest jobs on this planet. With the aid of myriad pictures and his funniest, so much cherished cartoons, he strains his love of the craft the entire as far back as his adolescence, while he begun doing humorous drawings on the age of 8. After assembly his mom, we stick to his not going stints as a high-school basketball famous person, draft dodger, and sociology grad scholar. even though Mankoff deserted the learn of psychology within the seventies to turn into a cartoonist, he lately discovered that the sector he deserted may perhaps support him larger comprehend the sector he used to be in, and right here he's taking up the psychology of cartooning, reading why a few cartoons make us chortle and others do not. He permits us into the hallowed halls of The New Yorker to teach us the soup-to-nuts means of comic strip production, giving us a close glance not just at his personal paintings, yet that of the opposite gifted cartoonists who maintain us giggling week after week. For desolate tract, he finds the secrets and techniques to profitable the magazine's caption contest. all through How approximately Never--Is by no means stable for You?, we see his dedication to the motto "Anything worthy announcing is worthy asserting funny."

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