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: A 100% Grade-A BEK cartoon cover this week, Simon.
Simon: Make way for the cartoonist, Max!
Continue reading “May 8, 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: The upcoming Academy Awards ceremony is clearly rife with sociopolitical controversies.
Simon: Fortunately, there’s no controversy here at Cartoon Companion.
Max: Other than our generous scoring…
Simon: Well, all that’s changed with our new, tougher criteria…take a look.
Continue reading “Feb. 27, 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: 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”
Max: Simon, this week’s cover suggests we’re steaming into dark and uncharted waters later this month.
Simon: I’m concerned that the ship of state is The Titanic.
Max: Damn the icebergs, full steam ahead!
Continue reading “Jan. 9, 2016 Issue”
Max: Good morning, Simon. Ready for the big double issue, December 19 and 26?
Simon: Indeed, Max, and only 13 cartoons! Let’s plunge in…
Continue reading “Dec. 19 & 26, 2016 Issue”