New Yorker Cartoons — A Legacy of Mediocrity

Peter Arno, “Makes you kind of proud to be an American, doesn’t it?”, September 10, 1960

Over at Hooded Utilitarian I’ve joined their fifth anniversary hatefest with an extended piece on the cartoons of the New Yorker Magazine. I’ve long wanted to write about what I regard as a bafflingly revered and rather depressing institution in American cartooning, so I was happy finally to get my act together on it. Go read.

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