The New Yorker is renowned for its cartoons, which have been a mainstay since the magazine’s founding in 1925. It has published the works of hundreds of cartoonists over the years, but few have proved as prolific or as popular as George Booth. Revered among his colleagues as a cartoonist’s cartoonist, Booth has spent five decades mining huge nuggets of off-the-wall humor from everyday life and ordinary people, making him a particular favorite among the magazine’s discerning r
By: Michael Dooley Never mind that comics were exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum in 1951, then at the Whitney in 1983 and MOMA in 1990. That’s all so 20th century. Finally, comics have arrived at the city’s coolest venue of all: the New York Transit Museum in downtown Brooklyn! Amelia Opdyke Jones: Quarantine the Gumbug!, 1948, and Keep Your Feet Off The Seat!, 1949. New York Transit Museum, William J. Jones Collection. Gift of William J. Jones and Margaritta J. Friday In
[Call For Entries: HOW International Design Awards] The Effects of Magazine Covers I grew up in Northern Kentucky. It was and still is a predominantly white, middle-class, metropolitan area. The schools are nice, but not the best in the country. People spend their evenings eating out at Applebee’s or watching America’s Got Talent with their families, and kids are promptly in bed when the credits roll. Growing up in a community like that, I wasn’t exposed to much controversy.