This Modern World
New Yorker Cartoons
Tom Tomorrow, the pseudonymous cartoonist who describes his comic strip, ‘This Modern World,’ as having run in the Village Voice “with a couple of small interruptions” since 1995 announced the paper ended its relationship with him today on his blog and in a series of expletive-laden tweets this evening.
“Unsurprising news: my cartoon just got shitcanned from the Village Voice by the assholes at corporate hq,” Mr. Tomorrow wrote.
La Vida Loko
Last week, The New Yorker was banned from Facebook when it posted an image from its cartoon issue featuring a naked Adam and Eve. (Eve was drawn with nipples, which is pornography in the eyes of Mark Zuckerberg.)
Though the issue has since been taken care of, the magazine’s cartoon editor Bob Mankoff descended from Mt. Vesuvius on the 33rd floor of the Condé Nast building to participate in an open live chat about Nipplegate, Seinfeld and anything else you ever wanted to know about how New Yorker cartoons are made. He even answered one of our questions, though he never explained why he didn’t just do this whole thing over on Reddit’s AMA, which is now the de facto medium for all important Q&As.
Here are some of the best responses:
The New Yorker cartoon is an institution of humor. As a form, it’s done more to infuse wit in scrawled doodles than perhaps any other, um, doodles. It’s mastered the “person saying something incongruous to what they’re doing” joke setup. The New Yorker was founded as a sort of humor publication, and these cartoons are often the Read More