'New Yorker' Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff Speaks at SU Saturday, September 26
SALISBURY, MD---When Bob Mankoff sold his first cartoon to The New Yorker in 1977, he considered it the “greatest professional day of [his] life.”
Twenty years later, Mankoff became the cartoon editor of the venerable periodical, a position he continues to hold today. He speaks about his experiences and the creative process as part of Salisbury University’s Bellavance Honors Program Lecture Series.
His presentation is 1 p.m. Saturday, September 26, in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Family Auditorium. A book signing for his New York Times bestseller How About Never — Is Never Good for You? follows.
He also explores how humor as a form of creativity is related to other fields that deal with ideas, like science; how the cognitive techniques used in creating humor can be applied directly to other fields; and research on the ways humor reduces stress and generates optimism.
Co-sponsored by the Bellavance Honors Program, Wicomico Public Library and Eastern Shore Regional Library, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-677-6556 or visit the SU website at www.salisbury.edu.