Max: North Korea’s head of state is on this week’s cover.
Simon: He has no hair where hair should be, whereas Trump has hair where there should be none.
Max: Chris Ware has done a powerful cover illustration.
Simon: And he offers a ray of hope.
Amy Hwang opens up about juggling work, motherhood, and friends to hone her art for The New Yorker.
Max: Bruce Eric Kaplan favors us with a cover featuring the small screen and an even smaller screen.
Simon: Well, he has the television credits to pull it off.
Max: Is that the ship of state on the cover?
Simon: Either that or the ship of fool.
Cooler than the other side of the pillow, jazzman and cartoonist extraordinaire Mick Stevens sat down with Max and Simon for a look back on a legendary career. His inaugural cartoon in New Yorker was an instant classic in 1979. “Life Without Mozart” continues to resonate almost 4 decades later with a new generation of cartoon aficionados. Now a denizen of Miami, Mick is still playing the tenor sax and putting out his weekly batch of single panel inspirations. Check back next week for Part One: The Mick Stevens Interview.
Inkspill – Michael Maslin’s continuing ode to the cartoonists of The New Yorker, from one whose hilarious cartoons regularly grace those glossy pages.