Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The New Yorker 75th Anniversary Cartoon Collection : Return to Bob Mankoff

A copy of The New Yorker 75th Anniversary Cartoon Collection with a signed drawing by Bob Mankoff was sold on eBay last month for an undisclosed price. Whatever the value of the book, Mr. Mankoff's self-portrait sketch is inscribed with an interesting proviso of dubious legal merit.
The New Yorker 75th Anniversary Cartoon Collection, 1999
Cover illustration by Michael Witte
With contributions from James Thurber, William Steig, George Booth, Peter Arno, Charles Barsotti, Sam Gross, Roz Chast, James Stevenson, and others.
Bob Mankoff, Self-Portrait inscribed in a word balloon
"Jody, If this drawing makes this book very valuable, I'd like it back"
Signed and dated 2/29/00 in The New Yorker 75th Anniversary Cartoon Collection, 1999

The New Yorker 75th Anniversary Cartoon Collection, 1999
Back Cover by Michael Witte
Inset artwork by Roz Chast, Peter Steiner, Bob Mankoff, Charles Barsotti, Charles Addams, Peter Arno, George Booth, and Jack Ziegler


Basball cartoon by Dana Fradon

Cartoons by Garrett Price, Leo Cullum, Danny Shanahan, Edward Sorel, and George Price, pp. 160-161

EBay Listing Ended January 11, 2015

EBay Listing Ended February 10, 2015
Best Offer Accepted

EBay Item Description 



Note:  There are plenty more posts about Bob Mankoff where this came from. On Monday he received my endorsement as a Presidential candidate, yet the news media chose to cover only Ted Cruz's announcement. Go figure.

The last time a copy of The New Yorker 75th Anniversary Collection appeared on this blog, it had a drawing by Arnie Levin. If you have an interesting copy of this book or even of some other book, do share it here! I'm not so particular.

You just might enjoy other signed books with original drawings in the blog archives. Or maybe you're just hard to please.

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