Storytelling In New Yorker Drawings

We love them because they are about us

Liza Donnelly

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I’m currently writing a talk about story in New Yorker cartoons, which I will deliver next week at Dreamworks. It’s an honor to speak to their creative community — I just hope I can impart something new! Here are parts of what I will say.

Story is everywhere. In single panel cartoons, they have to be kept in one image. It’s tricky and challenging and I love it. I like to say that a single panel cartoon is like a mini stage. The artist is a set designer, choreographer, script…

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Liza Donnelly

Visual journalist/writer for New Yorker, New York Times, WaPo. TED, SXSW speaker. Looking to change world w humor. newsletter:https://lizadonnelly.substack.com