“Bob is one of the funniest, most creative people I know,” Esquire Editor in Chief Jay Fielden said in a statement. “What he’s going to do is invent an entirely new look and sensibility in cartooning by upping the aesthetics and embracing a wide set of fresh voices.
” ‘La La Land’ proved an old form can become a new sensation. That’s the ambition here.”
Mankoff says he look forward to “bringing the funny back to Esquire.”