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Chicago Humanities Festival: Bob Mankoff: A Life in Cartoons

“Anything worth saying is worth saying funny.” So says veteran New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff. A favorite of CHF’s Laughter Festival (2009), Mankoff returns with a memoir in his chosen medium. In How About Never – Is Never Good For You?: My Life in Cartoons, Mankoff traces his love for the craft and shares why his first love – psychology – was a perfect training ground for a life in “graphic” humor. Enjoy an evening of hilarity and perspective on how cartoons – with a dash of psychology – help us understand ourselves and each other.

This program is generously underwritten by Elaine and Roger Haydock.

A book signing will follow this program.


Bob Mankoff is the cartoon editor for The New Yorker. Before he succeeded Lee Lorenz as editor, Mankoff was a cartoonist for the magazine for twenty years. He founded the online Cartoon Bank, which has every cartoon since the magazine's founding. He is the author of the book The Naked Cartoonist: A New Way to Enhance Your Creativity.

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