Video of Interest: New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor Talks To Caption Contest Whiz Kid
Part one of New Yorker cartoon editor, Emma Allen’s vid-chat with Alice Kassnove, the 9 year old Caption Contest Whiz Kid whose contest captions went viral not long ago. See it here.
A New Yorker State of Mind’s Latest Post
One of the Spill‘s favorite blogs, A New Yorker State of Mind: Reading Every Issue of The New Yorker dives deep into the issue of March 30, 1929. See it here!
It’s not often a cartoon-related story inspires this much media attention. Here’s one of just many many news outlets mentioning this today. For what it’s worth, I like what she came up with for my subway sandwich drawing.
From this coming Sunday New York Times Magazine, “Bob Mankoff Thinks Cats Are Funnier Than Dogs” [photo: Andrew T. Warman for The New York Times]
Update: Very Semi-Serious, a documentary film starring Mr. Mankoff, originally scheduled to premiere on HBO December 7th, has been rescheduled for December 14th.
The New Yorker‘s Caption Contest skips the middleman. Check it out.
From News At Princeton, December 11, 2104, “Face time: Students learn about the art of caricature in freshman seminar”
— students submit captions to The New Yorker’s caption contest as part of the seminar, “Funny Pictures: Caricature and Modernity”
[This is probably a good time & place to note that back in May of 1931, Princeton’s Seniors voted Peter Arno their favorite artist. Titian came in second]
Here’s The New Yorker’s current cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff speaking (for about 15 minutes) about the magazine’s popular Caption Contest.
Link here to Bob Mankoff’s New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.
Link here to Mr. Mankoff’s website.