The most ingenious collection of New Yorker cartoons published in book form, The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons is a prodigious, slip-cased, two-volume, nearly 1,600-page A-to-Z curation of cartoons from the magazine from 1924 to the present.
Mankoff, former cartoon editor of the New Yorker, organises nearly 3,000 cartoons into more than 250 categories of recurring themes and visual tropes, including cartoons on banana peels, meeting St. Peter, being stranded on a desert island, snowmen, lion tamers, Adam and Eve, the Grim Reaper, and dogs, of course.
The collection also includes a foreword by New Yorker editor David Remnick.
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