Monday, November 23, 2009
Above: a screen capture of the David Remnick video.
A site called Big Think has a 2 minute video of New Yorker magazine editor David Remnick titled What's the deal with New Yorker cartoons?
He talks about how hard it is to find young cartoonists to submit to the magazine and how hard in general it is for cartoonists to make a living.
He doesn't answer "What's the deal with those New Yorker cartoons?" or why acquiring young cartoonists is important to the magazine. But, he does acknowledge how hard it is to be a cartoonist -- in particular a gag cartoonist -- and how some people, for instance Bruce Eric Kaplan, have other ways of earning a living which help.
Me? I'm still working without a net.
Hat tip to Michael Maslin.