Sunday, December 1, 2019
1 – 5 pm
The Cooper Shop
Bob Mankoff, former cartoon editor of The New Yorker, joins us on Museum Store Sunday to sign copies of his latest editorial project Have I Got A Cartoon for You! The Moment Magazine Book of Jewish Cartoons.
In this new book, Have I Got a Cartoon for You!, Bob Mankoff, successful cartoonist, speaker and author, presents his favorite Jewish cartoons from favorite New Yorker cartoonists such as Roz Chast, Sam Gross, Alex Gregory, Mankoff himself and many more. In his foreword to this entertaining collection, Mankoff shows how his Jewish heritage helped him to become a successful cartoonist, examines the place of cartoons in the vibrant history of Jewish humor, and plumbs Jewish thought, wisdom and shtik for humorous insights.
About Bob Mankoff
Bob Mankoff grew up Jewish in Queens, NY in the 1950s and 1960s. As a kid, he visited the Borscht Belt and reveled in the hilarious performances of some of the best Jewish comedians such as Jerry Lewis, Buddy Hackett, and Rodney Dangerfield, among others. These early experiences helped shape Mankoff’s view of life and led him to become a creative master practitioner of humor and cartoons.
Mankoff has devoted his life to discovering just what makes us laugh and seeks every outlet to do so, from editing cartoons for The New Yorker, Esquire, Wired.com and Air Mail to founding Cartoon Collections, a business devoted to licensing cartoons for use in newsletters, textbooks, magazines and other media. This collection cements his place in the business of humor and cartooning, and in the great Jewish humor tradition.
About Museum Store Sunday
Sunday, December 1, 2019 marks the third annual Museum Store Sunday, sponsored by the Museum Store Association. On this day, museum stores across the globe will offer special promotions and events to encourage holiday shopping that directly supports arts and cultural institutions. In cooperation with Popcorn Custom Products, the Jewish Museum Shop will celebrate Museum Store Sunday by offering book signing guests light snacks, free gifts (while supplies last), and special discounts in the shop during their visit.
Free with RSVP
Copies of the book will be available for purchase: $19.95 ($17.96 Members)