Bob Mankoff, The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, has been busy lately, traveling hither and yon, leaving radio interviews, print interviews and articles in his wake. Here’s a sampling:
From swarthmore.edu, November 4, 2014, “Getting Serious About Funny Business: Robert Mankoff on Cartoons and Psychology”
Radio interview, wabe.org, November 4, 2014, “Robert Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker”
From mlive. November 5, 2014, “The New Yorker’s cartoon editor Bob Mankoff talks about his funny job.”
Roz Chast, who has been enjoying a Fall of accolades for her memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, has another: From poets.org, November 5, 2014, “Award-winning Cartoonist Roz Chast Selected by Chip Kidd to Design the Official National Poetry Month 2015 Poster”
Scribner will publish, according to its own pr, “a book not for everyone” by Matt Diffee. Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People is due May 12, 2015 (no cover art available at the moment. Pictured is Best of The Rejection Collection, edited by Mr. Diffee in 2011).
Finally, here’s a clip of the Bob Mankoff/Roz Chast conversation from the recent New Yorker Festival.