Today we bring you an extra special guest post by my good friend, the talented New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein. We believe Bob is the only cartoonist to be published in MAD magazine, The New Yorker, Playboy, National Lampoon AND SPY magazine. And for the record, many of those titles are not running anymore. Bob is the Cartoon Editor for Princeton Architectural Press’s Ultimate Cartoon by the World’s Greatest Cartoonists series so we asked him to select some of his favorite cartoons from the CartoonStock.
According to Mr. Eckstein- “My hobbies include name-dropping and being judgmental, so this is perfect.”
“First up is this one by Alex Gregory. I wish I came up with this one myself. I contend the best cartoon of the new millennium.”
“Next is this classic by Robert Leighton…his day-job is as a puzzle master. No surprise there.”
“As President of the Sam Gross Fan Club and I’m promoting my new cat book, I had to select this one, too.”
“It actually hurts to go this long without talking about myself. Nobody asked me but here some of my own favorite cartoons but this is called Artist Spotlight so let’s make this all about me (you’ll notice how I made this section much larger)…”
“And this one is also very autobiographical. Most all my cartoons are.”*Editors Note- This is probably one of our most stolen online cartoons
“Whenever possible, I try to do captionless cartoons. I just think there’s something clean about not needing words to tell the joke. ”
“I was once an altar-boy in the South Bronx. There was no skiing there.”
“I haven’t had much luck with building contractors and I’ve taken it out on them in many gag cartoons. I guess technically this is not a caption-less cartoon. Oh geez, too late. I’m keeping this in.”
Bob is an award-winning New York Times bestseller, Erma Bombeck Humorist of the Month, and twice nominated Gag Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonist Society. He just spoke at the first annual Writer’s Digest Humor Conference and teaches drawing at NYU. His new book is The Complete Book of Cat Names (That Your Cat Won’t Answer to, Anyway).