New Yorker Magazine’s Fondness for Desert-Island Cartoons


In addition to dogs, bars, socialites, and deskbound CEOs, a favorite visual starting point for New Yorker magazine’s cartoonists is the desert island. It’s usually a tiny speck of sand, with a single palm tree, either one or two castaways, and something way-out-of-place extra to provide that comedic touch of utter absurdity.  Often times, a caption isn’t even necessary; the intended effect is that obvious.  Planet Wild shares a few of these cartoon classics.



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