Matthew Diffee and Robert Mankoff in conversation with Steven Winn.
City Arts & Lectures invites Matthew Diffee and Robert Mankoff from the New Yorker's cartoon department to discuss working in the margins. Diffee has had over 100 cartoons published in the magazine since 1999 - including his famous funny of Che Guevara sporting a Bart Simpson t-shirt - though he's also interested in the other side of success, as demonstrated by the anthology he edited, The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw, And Will Never See, in the New Yorker. As cartoon editor for the magazine, meanwhile, Mankoff probably has a different perspective on the selection process. Steven Winn facilitates what promises to be an illuminating repartee- City Arts & Lectures
Matthew Diffee has contributed cartoons to The New Yorker since 1999. He is the editor of "The Rejection Collection," an anthology of rejected New Yorker cartoons, and "The Rejection Collection Vol. 2: The Cream of the Crap." He is the creator and host of "The Steam Powered Hour," a monthly variety show.
Robert Mankoff has been a cartoonist for The New Yorker since 1977 and became the magazine's cartoon editor in 1997. He is the founder and former president of the Cartoon Bank, a digital archive of New Yorker cartoons and cover art, and the author of "The Naked Cartoonist: A New Way to Enhance Your Creativity."
Steven Winn is the arts and culture critic of the San Francisco Chronicle, a position he assumed after 22 years as a theater critic at the paper.
His work has appeared in American Theatre, Art News, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated and various other publications.