Bob Mankoff, New Yorker's cartoon editor, is retiring

Bob Mankoff, legendary cartoonist, is stepping down as The New Yorker's cartoon editor at the end of April. Here's a playlist of great videos on the nature of comedy and on the form as practiced in the New Yorker.

PS: In B4 "Christ, what an asshole" comment.

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Cartoonist Adrian Tomine - "everyone we know is moving" out of New York

Adrian Tomine's New Yorker cover is called "Crossroads." He was interviewed about it on the New Yorker's website.

When asked how being a father affects New York living, he says, “We live in a notoriously kid-centric neighborhood, so it’s not like I’m walking around, gritting my teeth, and thinking, Oh, the sacrifices I make for this kid! Most of the things that become difficult or impossible when you have kids, I was never really into anyway.” As for the teeth-gritting moments? “You can definitely drive yourself crazy thinking about the cost of living here, but I try to remind myself that the monthly check I send off is giving me access to a lot of great things beyond our apartment.

Adrian has a book of his New Yorker and other NY-themed illustrations, called New York Drawings. Here's an excerpt.

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