Recorded on November 7, 2009.
No issue of The New Yorker would be complete without the cartoons sprinkled throughout its pages. The magazine has featured cartoons since its inception in 1925, and some of the most important talents in American humor have contributed cartoons in the ensuing eight decades. Three current New Yorker cartoonists—Pat Byrnes, Roz Chast, and Ed Koren — discuss and deconstruct the elements essential to the magazine’s famous cartoons and particular brand of humor. The New Yorker’s cartoon editor Robert Mankoff moderates.
Presented in partnership with the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan.
Pictured above, self portrait by Roz Chast.