Bob Mankoff

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Bob Mankoff served as the cartoon editor of The New Yorker from 1997-2017.  The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons: A Semi-serious A-to-Z Archive (Black Dog & Leventhal) is a monumental, two-volume, slip-cased collection, which includes nearly 10 decades worth of New Yorker cartoons selected and organized by subject with insightful commentary by Mankoff and a foreword by David Remnick. The collection organizes nearly 3,000 cartoons into more than 250 categories of recurring New Yorker themes and visual tropes, including cartoons on banana peels, meeting St. Peter, being stranded on a desert island, snowmen, lion tamers, Adam and Eve, the Grim Reaper, and dogs, of course.