Renowned cartoonist and writer Bob Eckstein is editor of the newly published The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons by the World’s Greatest Cartoonists.
He describes the book as both an “exuberant collection of cartoons” and “an enthusiastic love letter to books and bookstores.” The cartoons celebrate and critique the literary world through the work of 33 of the masters of cartoon art, including Sam Gross, Roz Chast, Arnie Levin, Danny Shanahan, Peter Steiner, Mick Stevens, Nick Downes, Liza Donnelly, Bob Mankoff and Michael Maslin. Many of the cartoons have been published in the New Yorker, while others are published here for the first time.
Eckstein is an illustrator, cartoonist, and writer whose work frequently appears in the New Yorker, The New York Times, and MAD magazine. He is author of Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores, and his work has been exhibited in the Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco, the Cartoon Museum of London and the Smithsonian Institute.
Here are three humorous selections from the book from the drawing boards of Pat Byrnes, Arnie Levin and Ed Koren.
(Cartoons reposted by permission.)