From Slate, August 24, 2011, “How Hard Is It to Get A Cartoon Into The New Yorker?” (Note: I posted a comment regarding Peter Arno on the site).
The two paperback books above were part of a series produced for our overseas service men and women during WWII. Measuring just five-and-half by four inches, they fit easily into a pocket, duffel bag or backpack.
The eagle-eyed observer will notice that Profiles From the New Yorker features E.B. White’s only New Yorker cover (published April 23, 1932). According to Brendan Gill’s Here At The New Yorker, White came up with the cover while “sick abed.” Here’s a link to an article, “Oats for a Hoppocampus” in Time magazine, the week the White cover was published.
The New Yorker’s Baedeker, with its Peter Arno cover (originally published July 19, 1930) is not to be confused with the 1947 hardcover, Our Own Baedeker, with maps and illustrations by Carl Rose.
From The Comics Journal, May 26, 2011, Jeet Heer interviews R. O. Blechman