This book by Robert Mankoff is all about New Yorker cartoons. He is the current cartoon editor and tells how he got into the cartooning business and shows the process of cartoon creation and how they are chosen for the magazine (the number of submissions is incredible).
He points out the different styles used, how each cartoonist has a signature emphasis, some strong on art, some on captions, etc. The philosophy of what to publish has gotten a little edgier over the years. He has a nice section about the cartoons people don’t “get” that I liked.
Mr. Mankoff also started a cartoon bank where people can shop for cartoons. This is a great way for cartoonists to have their work viewed and hopefully chosen for publication.