Licensing for New Yorker cartoonist J. B. Handelsman is now exclusively available on Cartoon Collections!
J. B. Handelsman drew nearly a thousand New Yorker cartoons (and five covers), published between 1961 and 2007. His work also appeared regularly in Playboy and the British humorous magazine Punch. Handelsman may be better known for his captions than for the cartoons. He illustrated many books, including Families and How to Survive Them and Life and How to Survive It, both by Monty Python star John Cleese and psychotherapist Robin Skynner, and The Mid-Atlantic Companion by David Frost and Michael Shea, plus a number of books for children.
According to Nancy Franklin in her postscript for the New Yorker, “His work was concerned with politics and history and the range of our folly, from mere foibles to gross inhumanity. ‘Sometimes something historical gives you a better perspective,’ he said in a 1980 interview. ‘You can see the latest dumbness as just the end of a long line of dumbnesses that have been taking place for thousands of years.’ ”
Below are a handful of our favorite J. B. Handelsman cartoons. You can see the full collection here. On CartoonCollections.com you can license J. B. Handelsman cartoons for use in presentations, publications, web and classroom use, or buy prints and products featuring his cartoons.