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The Resource How about never-- is never good for you? : my life in cartoons, Bob Mankoff

How about never-- is never good for you? : my life in cartoons, Bob Mankoff

Label
How about never-- is never good for you? : my life in cartoons
Title
How about never-- is never good for you?
Title remainder
my life in cartoons
Statement of responsibility
Bob Mankoff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Memoir in cartoons by the longtime cartoon editor of The New YorkerPeople tell Bob Mankoff that as the cartoon editor of The New Yorker he has the best job in the world. Never one to beat around the bush, he explains to us, in the opening of this singular, delightfully eccentric book, that because he is also a cartoonist at the magazine he actually has two of the best jobs in the world. With the help of myriad images and his funniest, most beloved cartoons, he traces his love of the craft all the way back to his childhood, when he started doing funny drawings at the age of eight. After meeting his mother, we follow his unlikely stints as a high-school basketball star, draft dodger, and sociology grad student. Though Mankoff abandoned the study of psychology in the seventies to become a cartoonist, he recently realized that the field he abandoned could help him better understand the field he was in, and here he takes up the psychology of cartooning, analyzing why some cartoons make us laugh and others don't. He allows us into the hallowed halls of The New Yorker to show us the soup-to-nuts process of cartoon creation, giving us a detailed look not only at his own work, but that of the other talented cartoonists who keep us laughing week after week. For desert, he reveals the secrets to winning the magazine's caption contest. Throughout, we see his commitment to the motto "Anything worth saying is worth saying funny." "--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mankoff, Robert
Dewey number
  • 741.5/6973
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NC1429.M358
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mankoff, Robert
  • Cartoonists
  • Periodical editors
Label
How about never-- is never good for you? : my life in cartoons, Bob Mankoff
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Seinfeld and the cartoon episode
  • Tooning The New Yorker: where cartoons come from
  • Cartoon department
  • David decides
  • How to "win" the New Yorker cartoon caption contest
  • Kids are all right
  • I'm not arguing, I'm Jewish
  • We're looking for people who like to draw
  • A brief history of cartooning
  • Deconstructing New Yorker cartoons
  • Finding my style
  • My generation
  • Laughing all the way to the cartoon bank
  • Lucking out, getting in
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780805095906
Lccn
2013021129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn851420791
  • 1348686
  • (OCoLC)851420791
Label
How about never-- is never good for you? : my life in cartoons, Bob Mankoff
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Seinfeld and the cartoon episode
  • Tooning The New Yorker: where cartoons come from
  • Cartoon department
  • David decides
  • How to "win" the New Yorker cartoon caption contest
  • Kids are all right
  • I'm not arguing, I'm Jewish
  • We're looking for people who like to draw
  • A brief history of cartooning
  • Deconstructing New Yorker cartoons
  • Finding my style
  • My generation
  • Laughing all the way to the cartoon bank
  • Lucking out, getting in
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780805095906
Lccn
2013021129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn851420791
  • 1348686
  • (OCoLC)851420791

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