Max: With the Knicks and the Nets out of the NBA playoffs, this week’s cover suggests it’s time for New Yorkers to hit the courts.
Simon: In Washington, they’ll be hitting the courts as well – though the uniforms will look more like judicial robes as the Russian probe deepens.
Continue reading “May 29, 2017 Issue”
Max: Look who else just got ejected from the friendly skies.
Simon: Jeff Sessions certainly looks in charge of keeping the aisles clear of former FBI riffraff.
Continue reading “May 22, 2017 Issue”
Max: The cover of this week’s issue screams “Play ball!”
Simon: And it’s our job at Cartoon Companion to call the balls and strikes.
Continue reading “May 1, 2017 Issue”
Max: On this week’s cover: Harry Bliss’s rendering of the Flatiron Building—with accessories.
Simon: Wonderful art and great gag.
Continue reading “Apr. 17, 2017 Issue”
Max: From this week’s cover, it appears that our President is breaking more than White House traditions.
Simon: Every shot was a hole in one. Sean Spicer said so.
Continue reading “Apr. 10, 2017 Issue”
Max: A most imaginative re-imagining of Manhattan on the cover, Simon.
Simon: If Saul Steinberg had drawn it, he would have included Russia and China rising from, dare I say, the continental shelf.
Continue reading “Mar. 27, 2017 Issue”
Max: The cover says spring, but the weather says winter.
Simon: March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. In between, it’s basically a chimera.
Continue reading “Mar. 20, 2017 Issue”
Simon: This is the most somber cover I’ve seen in years.
Max: It clearly represents an extinguishment of spirit; however, Simon, we shall carry on!
Simon: I’m prepared to lighten up, even if it means that Eustace Tilley has to remain in the closet until next year.
Continue reading “Feb. 13 & 20, 2017 Issue”
Max: Well, Simon, what do you think of the cover illustration of a sledder speeding down a hill?
Simon: It makes me think of Pogo’s immortal words: “From here on down it’s uphill all the way.”
Max: I miss Pogo and his critter friends.
Simon: They lived in a swamp, and you know what happens to swamps …
Continue reading “Jan. 30, 2017 Issue”
Max: If Making America Great Again means 18 cartoons per issue of The New Yorker, I may experience a change of political heart.
Simon: Political heart is an oxymoron.
Max: Should Mr. Mankoff be our next President?
Simon: He’s the King of Cartoons. Why would he want a demotion?
Continue reading “Jan. 23, 2017 Issue”