The Cover: The last issue of the year is also the “Power Issue” (the fellows depicted on the cover certainly reflect various measures of power). Read what the cover artist Barry Blitt had to say about his Sherlocklike cover.
The Cartoonists in the issue:
As it’s the end of the year, I’ll dispense with counting the number of illustrations. Let’s just say the ratio of illustrations to cartoons remains the same as it’s been in recent times.
Two cartoon items of note:
- Couldn’t help but think of the famous Saturday Night Live Christopher Walken More Cowbell skit when I came to Charlie Hankin’s very funny drawing, “I’m gonna need even less tuba.” A nod to Mr. Walken’s hilarious classic perhaps?
- I believe that this is the New Yorker print debut for cartoonist Christine Mi. If true, she is the 12th new cartoonist to appear this year and the 24th since Emma Allen became cartoon editor in May of 2017.
As we head off to the flickering bright lights of 2019, let us not forget Rea Irvin’s iconic Talk masthead. It disappeared in the Spring of 2017. Read about it here.