Every couple of weeks, we introduce you to a cartoonist new to CartoonStock.com. Today, for your consideration and we hope delectation, it’s Ali Solomon, a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Air Mail, The Weekly Humorist, and The Washington Post.
The important characters in Ali’s cartoons are women, which is a welcome change from when I started cartooning for The New Yorker back in the 1970s.
In Ali’s cartoons women get the funny lines and what’s funny is that those lines come from what is now called “lived experience” from a women’s point of view. Here are two great examples:
Here’s another less obvious example:
This would still be a joke with guys but not as funny. Just from a physical standpoint the wind forcing the purse, the umbrella, the cloths, and the hair in the opposite direction from where they’re headed creates a tension that would be missing with guys in suits. But if you really miss guys in suits in cartoons, no problem. Just look for any of my cartoons in The New Yorker from the Seventies. There are racks of them.