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The first edition was published on February 21, 1925. It was to be a sophisticated humor magazine, unlike any of its contemporaries. History would see their competitors – Judge and Life cease publication while they continued into the 21st century.

The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry. It is published by Condé Nast. The New Yorker features cartoons and has become well-known for its graphics as well as it’s coverage of New York area happenings. It was originally published weekly; now there are 47 issues each year.

The New Yorker was founded by Harold Ross and his wife, Jane Grant. She was a New York Times reporter, he worked for the humor magazine Judge, a weekly satirical magazine published between 1881 and 1947. They founded the F-R Publishing Company with Raul H. Fleischmann, founder of General Baking Company. Ross would edit the magazine until his death in 1951. Ross said in a 1925 prospectus that The New Yorker “is not edited for the old lady in Dubuque.”

The cartoon editor of The New Yorker for years was Lee Lorenz, who first began cartooning in 1956 and became a New Yorker contract contributor in 1958. After serving as the magazine’s art editor from 1973 to 1993 (when he was replaced by Françoise Mouly), he continued in the position of cartoon editor until 1998. His book The Art of the New Yorker: 1925–1995 (Knopf, 1995) was the first comprehensive survey of all aspects of the magazine’s graphics. In 1998, Robert Mankoff took over as cartoon editor, and since then Mankoff has edited at least 14 collections of New Yorker cartoons. In addition, Mankoff usually contributes a short article to each book, describing some aspect of the cartooning process or the methods used to select cartoons for the magazine.



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