Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

I Only Read It for the Cartoons : The New Yorker's Most Brilliantly Twisted Artists

by Richard Gehr

At last—a spotlight on the flesh-and-blood cartoonists whose sensibilities have helped define The New Yorker.

ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780544114456
ISBN-10: 0544114450
Pages: 256
Publication Date: 10/07/2014
Carton Quantity: 12

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Available for the first time to The New Yorker’s one million-plus readers: a volume dedicated to the individual careers of the magazine’s cartoon superstars.

Widely considered to be the pantheon of single-panel cartooning, The New Yorker cartoonists’ styles are richly varied, and their personal stories are surprising. For example, did you know that Arnie Levin is a seventy-three-year-old former Beatnik painter with a handlebar mustache and a back decorated by Japan’s foremost tattoo artists?

Gehr’s book features fascinating biographical profiles of such artists as Gahan Wilson, Sam Gross, Roz Chast, Lee Lorenz, and Edward Koren. Along with a dozen such profiles, Gehr provides a brief history of The New Yorker cartoon itself, touching on the lives and work of earlier illustrating wits, including Charles Addams, James Thurber, and William Steig.

Richard Gehr

RICHARD GEHR has been writing about music, books, film, television, and other aspects of popular culture for more than two decades. He has contributed to several books and written for Rolling Stone, Vibe, O, the New York Times Book Review, and Spin. Read More


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