Max: On this week’s cover, the President seems to have dug himself into a hole.
Simon: And this is not a hole he found on one of his golf courses.
Max: The NFL and MLK adorn this week’s cover.
Simon: Another fine illustration by Mark Ulriksen.
Joe Dator Says, “I don’t show my sketchbook to anyone because the sketchbook is like my brain on paper.”
In Part 2 of our interview with Joe Dator, find out why he says, “I don’t do a lot of cartoons about parenthood. I don’t do a lot of cartoons about lawn mowing. I don’t do a lot of cartoons about things that I don’t participate in. I do a lot of cartoons that take place on the subway.”
Max: For a change of pace, a commuter enjoys a ferry ride.
Simon: I long for a ferry cartoon.
Max: We miss George Booth’s cartoons, but the cover is his.
Simon: Perhaps the overinflated elephant answers to the name of Donald.
We proudly present Part 2 of the Joe Dator Interview in our Blog section this week. For over 10 years, Joe has been one of The New Yorker‘s most reliably funny cartoonists. He was kind enough to allow us to re-present “Finally”, [first published in the New Yorker last year], one of our favorite cartoons of 2017. We also encourage you to check out Part 1 of our wide-ranging interview in the Interview section. Subscribe now so that you don’t miss upcoming Cartoon Companion features!
Inkspill – Michael Maslin’s continuing ode to the cartoonists of The New Yorker, from one whose hilarious cartoons regularly grace those glossy pages.