Inked, a collection of cartoons and more from one of the New Yorker’s most beloved cartoonists, is officially available, and we geese have a few favourites to share.
“Not only did this one make me laugh out loud, it reminded me of a happy memory. We don’t have any Five Guys in New Brunswick, so the first time I visited one was on a trip to Toronto to see the comedy band Ninja Sex Party in concert. I was very confused that they had peanuts everywhere that you could just chow down on – at Five Guys, not at the concert; that would have been even weirder.” — Aurianna McLaughlin, Data and Ecommerce Coordinator
“The pizza slicer-rapier got me from the beginning. It’s amazing how Joe can make you hear that sharp intake of breath with a few pen strokes!” — Julie Scriver, Creative Director
“This cartoon is the best representative of life in the world of COVID-19 deniers, Trumpers who won’t accept that Trump isn’t still president, people who take medical advice from random posts on the Internet, and where every news story is fake news. Oh, and the guy who screams the loudest is the one everyone believes (even if he’s an orange clown with a comb-over).” — Angela Williams, Publishing Assistant
“What I appreciate about this piece is its cleverness in breaking the fourth wall. Sure, yes, other comics have tried for the same gag, but Joe Dator imbues it with satisfying layers. His characters quite literally live on the page, their home suddenly being peered into by readers on the day it was published.” — Jeff Arbeau, Marketing Manager
“Joe Dator describes Mr. Met as “a monstrosity, a grotesque hybrid of human and sporting goods equipment.” Nowhere is this more true than in his cartoon “Game Se7en,” in which Mr. Met is transported into the gruesome final scene of ‘90s psycho-thriller Se7en. The absurdity of Mr. Met and the horror of the scene produce a deeply funny sense of unease. What next? The Phillie Phanatic in Silence of the Lambs? Gritty in American Psycho?” — Alan Sheppard, Managing Editor
“I’ve lived in enough apartments to know how completely oblivious and inconsiderate neighbours can be. I only hope my neighbours can forgive me.” — Meaghan Laaper, Editorial and Publicity Assistant
Pick up a copy of Inked: Cartoons, Confessions, Rejected Ideas, and Secret Sketches from the New Yorker’s Joe Dator for more cartoons and Dator’s bonus commentary — how a spark of imagination has turned into a laugh-out-loud moment and how other attempts have found themselves on the cutting-room floor.