Tuesday, May 16, 2017


With all of the reporting on cartoon editor Bob Mankoff leaving the New Yorker and going to Esquire...

... It's been said that Esquire stopped publishing cartoons in the 1970s. What I haven't read is the fact that they briefly resumed the practice in the 1980s. I had two cartoons in the December, 1987 issue...

... and one in the February, 1971 issue.

The cartoon editor who brought this about was Jay Kennedy. Because we had worked together previously, Jay called me to request submissions. Later on Jay became editor-in-chief at King Features Syndicate, and he included me in their anthology comic panel, The New Breed. He was also sitting on a new comic proposal of mine at the time of his untimely death in 2007.

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