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818 | Bob Mankoff: A Life in Cartoons
818 | Bob Mankoff: A Life in Cartoons

Photo by Davina Pardo

Saturday, November 7 | 6-7 PM
UIC Forum, Main Hall AB
725 W Roosevelt Rd | Chicago, IL | 60607
  • Members: $12
  • Public: $15
  • Students and Teachers: $10

Anything worth saying is worth saying funny. So says veteran New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff. A favorite of CHF's Laughter Festival (2009), Mankoff returns with a memoir in his chosen medium. In How About Never - Is Never Good For You?: My Life in Cartoons, Mankoff traces his love for the craft and shares why his first love - psychology - was a perfect training ground for a life in ìgraphicî humor. Enjoy an evening of hilarity and perspective on how cartoons - with a dash of psychology - help us understand ourselves and each other. The New Yorker cartoonist Pat Byrnes will join him for a conversation.

This program is generously underwritten by Elaine and Roger Haydock.

This event will feature live open captions for universal access to program content.

A book signing will follow this program.


Bob Mankoff is the cartoon editor for The New Yorker. Before he succeeded Lee Lorenz as editor, Mankoff was a cartoonist for the magazine for twenty years. He founded the online Cartoon Bank, which has every cartoon since the magazine's founding. He is the author of the book The Naked Cartoonist: A New Way to Enhance Your Creativity.

Pat Byrnes is a cartoonist for The New Yorker with two published anthologies of his works, What Would  Satan Do? and Because I’m the Child Here and I Said So. He is the author of Captain Dad: The Manly Art of Stay-at-Home Fatherhood, illustrator Eats Shoots & Leaves Illustrated Edition by Lynne Truss, and inventor of the Smurks® emotional awareness app. Previous careers include voice actor, adman and aerospace engineer. He lives in Chicago with his wife (Illinois Attorney General) Lisa Madigan and their two precious daughters.

  • Elaine and Roger Haydock Humor Series
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  • How About Never, Is Never Good For You