Funny Boat Stuff

Boat cartoons provide laughs for everyone.

Funny Boating Stuff

I have tried my hand at cartooning. Once or twice even here at BOATING. It's a tough market to crack. It's even tougher than the word game, participation in which has provided me with an all-expenses-paid boating excursion that's lasted 20 years. And counting.

For those reasons, I greedily clicked on the link that pointed to Bob Mankoff's favorite New Yorker Cartoons of all time. If the cartoon pictured here gives you delight, click the TED link below for more pen and ink laughs, insight and commentary. From the original article:

Bob Mankoff lives and breathes cartoons. He’s drawn many himself — he’s had a contract with The New Yorker for more than 30 years and, in 1997, he became the magazine’s cartoon editor. It’s now his job to sift through the 1,000 or so “idea drawings” (as they’re called within The New Yorker‘s walls) that are submitted each week — and decide upon the 17 or so that will make it into print. As Mankoff explains in great detail in today’s TED Talk, he has a keen idea of what works within the context of the cerebral pages of his magazine. And he’s built up a stable of his own favorite drawings over the years.

Here's full story: http://blog.ted.com

Takeaway: "Someone asked me if I were stranded on a desert island, what book would I want. 'How To Build A Boat.'"
--Steven Wright