He submitted over 500 of his cartoons to The New Yorker magazine before they published one. He was hoping they would hire him.
In the meantime, Bob founded The Cartoon Bank, a licensing platform for The New Yorker cartoons and art.
Eventually, he was hired as a cartoonist and Cartoon Editor for The New Yorker, the positions he holds today.
To fully appreciate Bob, visit BobMankoff.com and scroll down to the CBS 60-Minutes interview he did in March of 2014, and the Pete Holmes Show interview. You may also read this article in The Washington Post.
While visiting his website, you may order his newest book, How About Never, Is Never Good For You? - My Life in Cartoons (Henry Holt and Co. publishing). It is a New York Times Best Seller.
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