Mankoff Draws Up Something New, Allen to Take Over as New Yorker Cartoon Editor
Longtime New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff, who sold his first cartoon to the magazine in 1977, will be retiring on May 1, but he won’t be out of the frame entirely. Says the magazine’s editor-in-chief David Remnick, “After more than two decades as cartoon editor, the incomparable Bob Mankoff is stepping aside from that post and assuming what is arguably a higher post, that of a regularly contributing artist.”
According to Remnick, Mankoff will also edit a new anthology, The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons, and will continue to work with Condé Nast on redeveloping the Cartoon Bank, which he founded.
Taking over for Mankoff is Emma Allen, who served as a Talk of the Town editor and oversaw the newyorker.com’s humor and satire section, Daily Shouts.