I Only Read It for the Cartoons
The New Yorker's Most Brilliantly Twisted ArtistsBook - 2014
At last—a spotlight on the flesh-and-blood cartoonists whose sensibilities have helped define The New Yorker.
Available for the first time to The New Yorker’s one million-plus readers: a volume dedicated to the individual careers of the magazine’s cartoon superstars. Widely considered to be the pantheon of single-panel cartooning, The New Yorker cartoonists’ styles are richly varied, and their personal stories are surprising. For example, did you know that Arnie Levin is a seventy-three-year-old former Beatnik painter with a handlebar mustache and a back decorated by Japan’s foremost tattoo artists?
Gehr’s book features fascinating biographical profiles of such artists as Gahan Wilson, Sam Gross, Roz Chast, Lee Lorenz, and Edward Koren. Along with a dozen such profiles, Gehr provides a brief history of The New Yorker cartoon itself, touching on the lives and work of earlier illustrating wits, including Charles Addams, James Thurber, and William Steig.
Baker & Taylor
Celebrates the cartoonists who have helped define "The New Yorker," including Sam Gross, Lee Lorenz, and Edward Koren, and provides a brief history of the cartoon's role in the publication.
A celebration of the cartoonists who have helped define The New Yorker combines a brief history of The New Yorker cartoon with engaging profiles of such artists as Sam Gross, Lee Lorenz and Edward Koren. 25,000 first printing.