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The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons

David Remnick, Bob Mankoff

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A monumental, two-volume slipcased collection featuring nearly a century’s worth of New Yorker cartoons

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The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons is a slip-cased, two-volume, A to Z collection of cartoons by the magazine’s artists from 1924 to the present. Bob Mankoff – for two decades the cartoon editor of the New Yorker – has organized nearly 3,000 cartoons into more than 300 categories of recurring New Yorker themes and visual tropes, including cartoons on banana peels, meeting St. Peter, being stranded on a desert island, snowmen, lion tamers, Adam and Eve, the Grim Reaper – and dogs vs cats, of course. The result is hilarious and Mankoff’s commentary throughout adds both depth and whimsy. New Yorker editor David Remnick contributes a foreword.

This is a stunning gift for the millions of New Yorker readers and anyone looking for some humour in the evolution of social commentary.

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'The funniest art book I’ve encountered'
Jackie Wullschlager

'Monumental … a labour of love by Bob Mankoff'
Daily Mail


'Two slip-cased bricks of books gather up 10 decades of cartoons from the New Yorker magazine. All the greats … can be found herein'
The Herald

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Book Details

Format: 2 hardback volumes in a slipcase

Size: 30.5 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 1536 pp

Publication date: 27 September 2018

ISBN: 9780500022450

Contents List

Volume I: A–K, featuring, among other themes, Adultery, Book Stores, Complaint Window, Dentistry, Elvis, Freud, Guns, Honey I’m Home, Intoxication, Jesus, Kissing
Volume II: L–Z, featuring, among other themes, Laziness, Mobsters, Nepotism, Owls, Parties, Quarrels, Restaurants, Sex, Trump, Unicorns, Vegetarians, Writers, X-Rated, You’re Fired, Zombies

About the Author

David Remnick has been editor of the New Yorker since 1998.

Bob Mankoff was the New Yorker cartoons editor from 1997 to 2017.