The complete cartoons of the New Yorker

by Robert Mankoff

Hardcover, 2004




New York : Black Dog & Leventhal, 2004.


"Over 2,000 selected cartoons ... appear in the ... hardcover, and all 68,647 are featured on the two accompanying CD-ROMs (a digital anthology fully browsable by date, subject, and artist)."--Publisher's website. CD-ROMs contain all cartoons published in the "New Yorker" from 1925 Feb. 21 through 2004 Feb. 23, and comprise the contributions of hundreds of artists, including works of: Constantin Alajalov, Douglas Borgstedt, Boris Drucker, Alan Dunn, Sid Hoff, Mary Petty, Otto Soglow, and Gluyas Williams.

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LibraryThing member msimelda
What's not to like about this great book which can be looked on as a social history book? The cartoons themselves carry great commentary as to the times in which they were created.
LibraryThing member gyokusai
Though this book is widely available now at a bargain price, it was worth its original price tag too. 2004 cartoons in excellent print quality on 650 pages plus, on two CDs, almost 70,000 cartoons in PDF format, comprising every cartoon The New Yorker ever ran from 1925–2004. The cartoons on the
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CDs, though, are not in the best quality; you have to zoom in rather often and should have a large screen for that, but some details are still hard to recognize or lost altogether. (And, you can’t copy/paste the cartoons.) On the upside, the CDs are browsable by date, subject, and artist.

For me, three aspects of these cartoons stand out. First, they’re practically all absolutely brilliant, even if you have to have loads of “cultural knowledge” to either appreciate them at all or to appreciate them even more. The second aspect is that these cartoons convey a sense of historical and social change in a medium that is anything but dry and wearisome! And the third aspect is that you can get a sense of how many different possibilities there are to “think out of the box” with techniques like combining seemingly incompatible topics, by juxtaposition, understatement, and so on, both in text and artwork. If you’re a writer and/or copywriter, this gives you an idea about what you can achieve if you try hard enough.
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LibraryThing member CarmenOhio
I had a great-aunt, sort of an Auntie Mame kind of woman. Sophisticated, funny, etc. I still remember visiting her in Warren,PA, and spending afternoons curled up in her library by the fireplace reading New Yorker cartoons. I felt very sophisticated. This book of New Yorker cartoons takes me back
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about 50 years and still makes me feel sophisticated.
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LibraryThing member Czrbr
Book Description: New York, New York, U.S.A.: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub, 2004. Fine in Archival Plastic Cover. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. A handsome First Edition, First Printing
LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
I'm just not a New Yorker. I don't appreciate Seinfield or Woody Allen either.


Indies Choice Book Award (Honor Book — 2005)



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