With this week being a big election moment and all, I was expecting the just published New Yorker cover would be political. And maybe it is in a strange way — maybe we need a calm moment in the storm. Still, I found myself looking very closely at cover artist Eric Drooker‘s bank of leafy trees thinking maybe I’d spot the face of Beto O’Rourke or Ted Cruz, or Stacey Abrams, or Trump hidden ala the Beatles on the cover of the Rolling Stones “Their Satanic Majesties Request” album. But no.
Fourteen cartoons in this issue and nineteen illustrations (five and-a-third of the latter are full pages). Here are the cartoonists in the issue:
Of note: I believe this is the debut print cartoon for David Ostow (someone please correct me if I’m wrong). If correct, Mr. Ostow is the eighth new cartoonist introduced this year, and the twentieth new cartoonist brought in under Emma Allen’s watch as cartoon editor.
Trivia: the highest number of cartoonists to debut in a single year: eighteen (in 2016). That was in the pre-Emma Allen era.