Siege towers, barbarians at the gate, unfortunate medical news–what could be more fun than a Frank Cotham cartoon? The answer: the Frank Cotham interview.
Max: Isn’t the cover jumping the gun by implying these are the dog days of summer?
Simon: Oh, dear…a gag writer.
Max: The fiercely beautiful young woman on the cover looks like she means business.
Simon: She reminds me that we need to get down to business and rate these cartoons.
Max: Harry Bliss is a great interview subject. Part 2 of the interview is now up.
Simon: He’s living the dream as a cartoonist. And we have interviews with additional New Yorker cartoonists coming up.
New Yorker Staff Cartoonist, Harry Bliss, shares laughs and insights with Max and Simon about his 30+ year career in the arts. Mr. Bliss has produced hundreds of cartoons and 19 covers for The New Yorker. His single-panel comic titled “Bliss” appears in over 80 newspapers worldwide. Sign up for his cartoon of the day at www.harrybliss.com – we did!
We sat down with legendary New Yorker cartoonist Frank Cotham. To our relief he exhibited none of the characteristics of his barbarians, shack dwellers (see above cartoon), or unfeeling doctors. In fact, he was a total gentleman.
Inkspill – Michael Maslin’s continuing ode to the cartoonists of The New Yorker, from one whose hilarious cartoons regularly grace those glossy pages.
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