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The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorkerby Robert Mankoff
More than a book, this is a bona fide publishing event. The largest-ever collection of New Yorker cartoons features the best of every decade in book form, plus two easy-to-browse CDs--Windows and Macintosh compatible--with every cartoon ever published in the magazine--more than 68,000 of them! Since its founding in the 1920s, The New Yorker has had a profound cultural impact on the country and the world, and has almost singlehandedly elevated the cartoon to an art form. For the first time ever, EVERY cartoon ever published in The New Yorker is collected in one place. Accompanying the cartoons in the book, several thousand of them organized chronologically, are essays by eminent New Yorker writers reflecting on the life and times (and sense of humor) of each successive decade. Additionally, each decade includes profiles and mini-portfolios of the cartoonists who made their marks on the era, from Peter Arno and Charles Addams to Bruce Eric Kaplan and Roz Chast. "Theme" features cover such subjects as Drinking, The Depression, and Politics. The two accompanying CDs feature every cartoon ever published in the magazine in a format that is accessible on any home computer and is browsable by date, cartoonist, subject, and more.
This groundbreaking book, several years in the making, has been lovingly compiled by current New Yorker cartoon editor (and respected cartoonist and author) Robert Mankoff, and the foreword is by David Remnick, the magazine's esteemed editor.
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"It's not too much of a stretch to say that this book can improve lives."–The Onion
- Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
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- Updated with All-in-One DVD
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- 10.60(w) x 11.90(h) x 1.70(d)
Meet the Author
ADAM GOPNIK has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. His work for the magazine has won the National Magazine Award for Essay and Criticism and the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. From 1995-2000, Gopnik lived in Paris, where the newspaper Le Monde praised his "witty and Voltairean picture of French life." He now lives in New York with his wife, Martha Parker, and their two children, Luke and Olivia.
Robert Mankoff is the cartoon editor of The New Yorker and the founder and president of the Cartoon Bank. He is an accomplished cartoonist, the author of The Naked Cartoonist, and the editor of The New Yorker Book of Cartoon Puzzles and Games (both from Black Dog & Leventhal), as well as many cartoon collections. He lives in Hastings, New York.
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Great book, and it was on clearance! It's obviously not something you pick up and read from cover to cover, but it is entertaining!
This is an excellent gift for someone who has everything. If someone has followed the cartoons through the years in the New Yorker Magazine, it is a "must have". It is clever and funny, and there are cartoons for every occasion and situation. It is a hugh "coffee table" book and it is a great conversation piece. Definitely a five-star purchase!
I looked forward to recapturing some of the "magic" of the New Yorker which I read for many years. I jumped ship when Tina Brown became Editor and converted a great magazine into a gossip and celebrity oriented rag with a deemphasis on the quality fiction that was it's hallmark. Even a change of Editorship has not brought the New Yorker back to what I wanted. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this book which contains a sample of many of the Cartoons I treasured. My major disappointment was that the majority of Cartoons are on a DVD-ROM disk which requires a drive not found on the majority of personal computers despite the claim on the book cover. The warning was inadequate and evaded my detection. The good news is that I bought it at a heavily discounted price of $20 from Barnes and Noble and with my Member's Discount and an additional 15% Coupon it was truly a bargain.
This was a gift for my son who has always been a fan of the New Yorker magazine. He absolutely loves this book! The art work and writing are great!