Through his many New Yorker covers, Barry Blitt has become one of the pre-eminent satirical cartoonists of America's recent presidents. Now Blitt has trained his eye and pen upon our first president in a new children's book, George Washington's Birthday.
If you know him by his full name, you probably watch Six Feet Under on HBO. He's a co-executive Producer. But if you know him by his initials — B.E.K. — you probably read The New Yorker where his single-panel cartoons are regularly featured. A collection of his cartoons, This Is a Bad Time, came out this summer. This interview was first broadcast June 16, 2004.
Gahan Wilson's cartoons are dark and twisted and have appeared in The New Yorker for decades. His new collection will be published in December. It's called The Best of Gahan Wilson. This interview was first broadcast in 1986.
Robert Mankoff is cartoon editor of The New Yorker magazine, and runs its online component, The Cartoon Bank. A new 80th anniversary collection, The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker has just been published. Mankoff wrote The Naked Cartoonist: A New Way to Enhance Creativity. It's a how-to of cartooning and a collection of New Yorker cartoons. This interview was first broadcast Nov. 27, 2002.
Roz Chast's quirky pen-and-ink drawings have appeared in The New Yorker since 1978. She has published over 600 cartoons in the magazine. Her most recent book is The Party After You Left: Collected Cartoons 1995-2003. This interview was first broadcast Dec. 18, 1987.
He is the cartoon editor of the New Yorker magazine. His new book is The Naked Cartoonist: A New Way to Enhance Creativity. It's a how-to of cartooning and a collection of New Yorker cartoons, including many of Mankoffâs own.