Mr. Gerberg’s entry on Ink Spill’s “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z”:
Mort Gerberg Born, March 11, 1931, New York, NY. NYer work: April 10, 1965 – . Co-edited, with Ron Wolin & Ed Fisher, The Art in Cartooning: Seventy-five Years of American Magazine Cartoons (Charles Scribner & Son, 1975).
Earlier this month it was noted here that the work of two new cartoonists had been added to the magazine’s stable of cartoonists (Jeremy Nguyen and Alice Cheng). The number of new cartoonists added to The New Yorker’s stable of cartoonists in 2017 is now three. The latest issue of the magazine, March 6, 2017 contains yet another new addition, Jim Benton.
Last year 16 new cartoonists were added (a record high). According to Ink Spill’s fairly reliable tally of new cartoonists added since Bob Mankoff became cartoon editor in 1997 the total is now 128. That number counts teams of cartoonists as one (sorry team members!).
Following a discussion with a fellow cartoonist the other day about Sidney Harris’s cartoon collections, I went online to see if I could find a non-themed collection of his. Mr. Harris has published a lot of themed collections (his latest, 101 Funny Things About Global Warming is an anthology featuring his own work and the work of a number of his colleagues), but I could not recall what I think of as a standard collection, such as say Charles Addams’s Favorite Haunts. In less than a few seconds the title shown here popped up. Pardon Me, Miss! was published by Dell in 1973 (his first cartoon appeared in The New Yorker in the issue of July 9, 1973). The title will be added to Ink Spill‘s New Yorker Cartoonists Library.