New Yorker Cartoon Editor at Westport Library Thursday

Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of "The New Yorker" speaks starting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Westport Library.

You can meet the cartoon editor of The New Yorker in Westport on Thursday, from 7 to 8 p.m. when he speaks at Westport Library to plug his just-published memoir.

Here's the Westport Library's announcement:

People tell Bob Mankoff that as the cartoon editor of The New Yorker he has the best job in the world. Hear him talk about his memoir, How About Never—Is Never Good for You? My Life in Cartoons.  Never one to beat around the bush, he explains that because he is also a cartoonist at the magazine, he actually has two of the best jobs in the world.

With the help of myriad images and his funniest, most beloved cartoons, he traces his love of the craft all the way back to his childhood, when he started doing funny drawings at the age of eight.

Interview on "What Makes Us Get It," on Fresh Air with Terry Gross on 3/24/14.

TED talk and blog where Mankoff picks his 11 favorite cartoons ever!

He allows us into the hallowed halls of The New Yorker to show us the soup to nuts process of cartoon creation, giving us a detailed look not only at his own work, but that of the other talented cartoonists who keep us laughing week after week.

And not to be missed: he reveals the secrets to winning the magazine's caption contest. Throughout, we see his commitment to the motto “Anything worth saying is worth saying funny.”

Special note: Between 1925 and 1989, 13 New Yorker artists living in and around Westport-Weston produced a remarkable 695 covers for The New Yorker magazine. Some 44 of the covers actually depict Westport scenes.

You will be able to see some of these covers at the Westport Historical Society from January 26 to April 26 in their two New Yorker exhibits

Before becoming an editor at The New Yorker, Mankoff was a cartoonist for the magazine for twenty years. He founded the online Cartoon Bank, which has every cartoon since the magazine's founding.

He is the author of the book, The Naked Cartoonist: A New Way to Enhance Your Creativity.


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