Max: A couple of playground coders grace the cover.
Simon: But the chalk is old school.
Max: Just eight cartoons in this issue, Simon.
Simon: And yet we live in such funny times.
In Part 2 of our exclusive interview, Mick Stevens reveals his relationship with cartoon cliches, feelings about seeing his grade school burn down, and reaction to his first childhood cartoon rejection letter – from Walt Disney!
Max: A pleasant autumnal scene graces the cover.
Simon: He needs a bigger rake.
Max: The Halloween themed cover features a creepy clown President.
Simon: Boo! It’s what ghosts say and many people do when Trump speaks.
Can you believe The New Yorker passed on the above cartoon? Our Miami-based jazzman and cartoonist extraordinaire, Mick Stevens, continued to share his insights on a long career in The Mick Stevens Interview, Part 2. He also shared some cartoons that have never seen the light of day. Cartoon Companion is pleased to present, “It’s Always About Sisyphus, Never About the Rock”, another of our favorites. Part 2 of the Mick Stevens interview is still available in our blog posts. Oh, and one of Mick’s creations is the object of this week’s New Yorker Caption Contest, give it a try!
Inkspill – Michael Maslin’s continuing ode to the cartoonists of The New Yorker, from one whose hilarious cartoons regularly grace those glossy pages.