This looks to be a fun year for New Yorker cartoon aficionados, with a number of books already listed. Some have cover art, some don’t; some have more descriptive material from the publisher than others, at least one has no descriptive text at all…yet. All books are listed in chronological order:
The Ultimate Cartoon Book Of Book Cartoons, edited by Bob Eckstein (Princeton Architectural Press). April 2, 2019. A classic cartoon anthology. From the publisher:
“This exuberant collection of cartoons is an enthusiastic love letter to books and bookstores. The cartoons celebrate and critique the literary world through the work of thirty-three of the masters of cartoon art …”
Why Don’t you Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother’s Suggestions by Patricia Marx and Roz Chast (Celedon Books) April 2, 2019. Ms. Marx and Ms. Chast join forces once again. “…One-line witticisms from [Ms. Marx] accompanied by [Ms. Chast’s] full color illustrations…”
Why Did We Trust Him? by Shannon Wheeler (Top Shelf Productions) August 20, 2019. According to his publisher, this collection is “a more personal set of single panel comics.”
Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, And Notes To Self by Liana Finck (Random House Trade Paperbacks) September 24, 2019. The cover art isn’t available yet. But here’s some of the publisher’s text:
Excuse Me assembles more than 500 of her most loved cartoons from Instagram and The New Yorker over the past few years, in such distinctive chapters as Love & Dating; Gender & Other Politics; Animals; Art & Myth-Making; Humanity; Time, Space, and How to Navigate Them; Strangeness, Shyness, Sadness; and Notes to Self.
Big She Bang by Marisa Acocella (Harper Wave) October 15, 2019.
Cover art not yet available. Here’s what her publisher has to say about the book:
New Yorker cartoonist Marisa Acocella tells an alternate her-story of the world in a new brilliant graphic book. Narrated by God the Mother and featuring all of the bad-ass women who have been relegated to footnotes, or worse, vilified for daring to speak their minds, The Big She-Bang goes head to head with the big “book written by men about a bunch of men” to tell it like it is.
Everyone’s A Critic, edited by Bob Eckstein (Princeton Architectural Press). October 22, 2019
Cover art not yet available, nor is there any text from the publisher. However, I think it’s safe to say that this collection will be filled with the work of New Yorker cartoonists, just like Mr. Eckstein’s Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons mentioned at the top of this post.
Gathered below, in no particular order, are some of the books published this year by New Yorker artists, or including New Yorker artists.
In The Wild by Edward Koren. Ampress. Mr. Koren began contributing to The New Yorker in 1962.
I Love You: Stories and Cartoons by Sara Lautman. Retrofit Comics. Ms. Lautman began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.
The Illustrated History of the Snowman byBob Eckstein. Globe Pequot Press. Mr. Eckstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007.
Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are. By C.J. Frick. Illustrations by Liza Donnelly. Flatiron Books. Ms. Donnelly began contributing to The New Yorker in 1982.
The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth by Ken Krimstein. Bloomsbury Publishing. Mr. Krimstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2000.
Passing For Human: A Graphic Memoir by Liana Finck. Random House. Ms. Finck began contributing to The New Yorker in 2013.
I Think, Therefore I Draw: Understanding Philosophy Through Cartoons by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein. Penguin Books. Assorted New Yorker cartoons throughout by a number of the magazine’s contributors.
How To Sell Your Parents To The Aliens byPaul Noth. Bloomsbury USA. Mr. Noth began contributing to The New Yorker in 2004.
A Sidecar Named Desire: Great Writers and the Booze That Stirred Them by New Yorker illustrator Greg Clarke, and art director/graphic designer,Monte Beauchamp. Dey St. Lovely illustrations, with a small wealth of famed New Yorker “names” tossed around (E.B. White, Dorothy Parker, John Held, Jr., Peter De Vries, etc.).
Assume The Worst: The Graduation Speech You’ll Never Hear. By Carl Hiaasen. Illustrated by Roz Chast. Knopf. Ms. Chast began contributing to The New Yorker in 1978.
Memoirs Of A Very Stable Genius byShannon Wheeler. Image Comics. Mr. Wheeler began contributing to The New Yorker in 2009.
Someone Farted by Bruce Eric Kaplan. Simon & Schuster. Mr. Kaplan began contributing to The New Yorker in 1991.
Kafkaesque: Fourteen Stories by Peter Kuper. W.W. Norton & Co. Mr. Kuper began contributing to The New Yorker in 2011.
Eraser by Anna Kang. Illustrated by Christopher Weyant. Two Lions. Mr. Weyant began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998.
The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons. Blackdog & Leventhal. An anthology, non-traditionally arranged.
Cartoon Companion Rates Latest New Yorker Cartoons
The CC’s “Max” and “Simon” return with their trademark cartoon ratings. The boys focus on the work in the issue of July 23, 2018.Seth Fleishman is awarded the CC‘s coveted Top Toon blue ribbon. Read it all here.