Sunday, July 28, 2013

If you didn't send Bob Mankoff your favorite "New Yorker" cartoon, you won't find it among the 74 he's put in his slide show


One of the 74 New Yorker cartoons that appear in cartoon editor Bob Mankoff's slide-show response to his call for readers to name their all-time favorite cartoon.

by Ken

We eavesdropped a couple of weeks ago when New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff named his 11 favorite New Yorker cartoons. At the same time, Bob issued a call to readers to e-mail him their favorites, offering up the resources of The Cartoon Bank to enable readers to search out that favorite cartoon. He promised to make a slide show of the submissions, and this week he posted it.

Bob specifies that the 74 cartoons included comprise "readers' favorite cartoons."
I should say some readers' favorites -- the ones who responded to my request. If you don't find your favorite here, you have only yourself to blame. You could have e-mailed your pick to me, but you couldn't be bothered, and now you'll have to put up with the darlings of others. Look, it could be worse: it could be pictures of their kids.
Readers who fall into the latter category will have to answer to their own consciences. Meanwhile, from among the 74 nominees, I've picked -- hardly more than at random -- the five you see above and below.


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