Wednesday April 26, 2017
'Thinking through drawing': Bob Mankoff explains the power and influence of cartoons
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Bob Mankoff submitted 2000 cartoons to the New Yorker before one was finally accepted.
In the years since, Mankoff became the magazine's cartoon editor and has contributed over 900 more cartoons. But he recently announced that he was stepping down as the editor (though he will continue to contribute cartoons).
Today, Mankoff speaks to Tom Power about his career, how he views the art form as "thinking through drawing," and how he tackled the most recent U.S. election through cartoons.
Below are some of the cartoons referenced in today's interview:
To see all the cartoons from the New Yorker's Donald Trump issue, head over to their website.
— Produced by Jean Kim