Skip to comments.Charles Barsotti | New Yorker cartoonist, 80
Posted on 06/22/2014 7:26:47 PM PDT by Gamecock
Charles Barsotti, 80, whose clean-lined cartoons, often depicting dogs, kings, or overbearing businessmen, were a staple of the New Yorker magazine for decades, died June 16 at his home in Kansas City, Mo. The cause was brain cancer, his daughter Wendy Barsotti said.
In Mr. Barsotti's world, an adult dog offers this suggestion to a puppy: "My advice is to learn all the tricks you can while you're young."
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New Yorker magazine died 20 years ago.
I was never a fan of the magazine, but I admit I did like some of the cartoons.
I think most people read it for the cartoons. I’m guilty of that. I even have one of their collections in my bathroom.
But, no, besides the cartoons I never saw the appeal of the magazine.
I had a coffee table book filled with their covers from the very beginning. So many wonderful artists / illustrators contributed to their success.
Have always loved their cartoons and used to buy their magazine on a regular basis.
No longer though. Haven’t put money in their pockets in quite some time.
While the youngsters in my age group liked to sneak peeks at National Geographic to leer at naked pygmies, I did the same with the New Yorker to read the cartoons, many of which were over my head, but some of which were very funny indeed.
Chas Addams cartoons, which inspired the Addam’s Family series and movies, were based on his cartoons. I once had a anthology of his work, but a girlfriend swiped it.
I’ve always admired cartoonists, even those I don’t find especially funny. I guess it’s because I wish I could draw, but am completely without talent. I saw a TV show recently where they did a story on the process of getting a cartoon published in The New Yorker. That this man was able to publish so many, over so long a period, is a real testament to his talent. We need more people to bring humor into this world. RIP.
I have their collection of dog and cat cartoons from my parents because they know I love animals.,
Over the years I recieved a few more collections, when I worked on Wall Street, from Secret Santas and the like.
I started reading it back in the mid 80s. I had a creative writing class and it was mandatory reading. I remember they were publishing poetry by Raymond Carver and they did literary pieces by real cannon authors.
I also had a cousin who interned for them in the late 60s and when I graduated from college she gave me a subscription which she paid for until about 2005 when she stopped.,. I never had the heart to tell her about the Millenium I use to only look at the cartoons. I felt the writing became, for the most part, mediocre at best.
I had a coffee table book filled with their covers from the very beginning. So many wonderful artists / illustrators contributed to their success.My favorite cover because it says so much about New Yorkers' view of the world and, by extension, libtards view of the world...
“I wish I were taller”