SUNDAY WILL officially mark Bob Mankoff’s final day as cartoon editor of the New Yorker, capping a two-decade tenure. But the occasion also prompts him to reflect on his four-decade history as a contributor to the magazine.
Mankoff, who will continue to work on a cartoon encyclopedia project for the magazine, accepts that his “calling-card” work will forever be a cartoon with the iconic caption: “No, Thursday’s out. How about never — is never good for you?” Mankoff, 72, even shortened that for the title of his 2014 memoir, “How About Never — Is Never Good for You?”
Yet Mankoff has a range of his cartoons that he’s particularly fond of — works that span corporate offices to doctor’s offices, and matrimony to marine life — plus one shameless pun.
The Post’s Comic Riffs asked Mankoff to pick some of his favorites from his 800-plus New Yorker works. Here they are.