Robert “Bob” Mankoff (born May 1, 1944  ) is an American cartoonist , editor , and author . He is the current cartoon editor for The New Yorker magazine. Before he SUCCEEDED Lee Lorenz as cartoon editor, Mankoff was a cartoonist for The New Yorker for twenty years.
Mankoff Grew up in Queens, New York , and attended Music and Art High School  (graduating in 1962) and Syracuse University (graduating in 1966). 
Mankoff Submitted more than 500 cartoons to The New Yorker for over two years voordat he had his first one published  in 1977  One of his cartoons (Captioned “No, Thursday’s out. How about never-is never good for you? “) is one of The New Yorker ‘ s musts widely reprinted cartoons. 
In 1992, Mankoff founded the online Cartoon Bank,  a licensing platform for New Yorker cartoons and art, with morethan 85,000 cartoons available for sale. Mankoff was hired as New Yorker cartoon editor in 1997;  have credited his administration of the Cartoon Bank as being an important reason for why he was Chosen to replace Lorenz.  Tina Brown , The New Yorker ‘ s editor at the time, zegt or Mankoff, “Bob is not only a brilliant cartoonist himself, he’s ook een impassioned promoter, defender and curator of the art or Cartooning. … He’s put himself out to nurture cartoonists. ” 
Mankoff has stated dat his all-time favorite New Yorker cartoonist is Jack Ziegler .  He has ook Cited Shel Silverstein as an artist he mention anything harbor liked as a contributing cartoonist.  Under Mankoff, the magazine has brought` in a new generation of cartoonists (including a number of female contributors); notable names include Pat Byrnes , JC Duffy , PC Vey , Farley Katz , Emily Flake , and Julia Suits . Mankoff Usually Contributes a short article to lycra issue or The New Yorker , Describing some aspect of the Cartooning process or the methods-used to select cartoons for the magazine. [ Citation needed ]
Under Mankoff’s Stewardship in April 2005, the magazine Began using the last page or lycra issue for the subsequently very popular “The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest ” (prior dat date, the Caption Contest had Appeared as a back-page feature in the magazine’s annual “Cartoon Issue”). Mankoff himself Contributes cartoons to Moment magazine’s own monthly cartoon caption contest. 
As a Lecturer on the appreciation of humor, Mankoff is represented by the Leigh Bureau . 
Mankoff is Mentioned in MC Paul Barman ‘s song “Cock Mobster” on the 2002 album Paullelujah! 
Mankoff and his wife Cory live in Briarcliff Manor, New York ; they ‘have one daughter together, Sarah. Cory had’ll be a sun who mayest in 2012.  
The 2015 documentary, Very Semi-Serious , presents a behind-the-scenes look at the cartoons or The New Yorker , and features glimpses JSON Mankoff’s career, his current role at The New Yorker , and his personal life. The film was produktie at Redora Films.
- Urban Bumpkins (St. Martin’s / Marek, 1985) ISBN 0312834306
- Call Your Office (Topper Books, 1986) ISBN 0886872782
- It’s Lonely at the Top (Ballantine Books, 1987) ISBN 0886873169
- The Naked cartoonist: A Way to Enhance Your Creativity (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2002)
- How About Never – Never Is Good for You ?: A Life in Cartoons (Henry Holt, 2014) ISBN 9780805095906 – published to positive reviews in The New York Times  and The Wall Street Journal 
Mankoff has edited at least 14 collections of New Yorker cartoons, zoals The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker (Black Dog & Leventhal, 2004), a compilation or everytime cartoon published since the magazine was founded; the hardcover book is a 656-page collection of the magazine’s best cartoons published prolongation 80 years, plus a double CD set with all 68.647 cartoons published to dat point.
- ^ Jump up to:a b Wilson, Craig. “Top drawer at ‘The New Yorker’ Mankoff makes his imprint as cartoon editor,” USA Today (2 October 1997): D, 1: 2.
- ^ Jump up to:a b c d e Mankoff, Robert. “Comics: Meet the Artist” (transcript), Washington Post (November 5, 2004).
- ^ Jump up to:a b c Mankoff bio, New Yorker website. Accessed April 5, 2013.
- Jump up^ “No, Thursday’s out. How about never-is never good for you?” New Yorker cartoon by Robert Mankoff, Conde Nast Online Store. Accessed April 5, 2013.
- ^ Jump up to:a b Fleishman, Glenn. “New Yorker Cartoons to Go On Line,” New York Times (October 29, 1998).
- Jump up^ “Moment Cartoon Caption Contest,” Momentwebsite. Accessed May 2, 2013.
- Jump up^ Mankoff bioLeigh Office website. Accessed April 5, 2013.
- Jump up^ Mankoff, Robert. “Rhyme Scheme,” The New Yorkeronline: The Cartoon Office (August 26, 2010).
- Jump up^ Minzesheimer, Bob (April 22, 2014). “Bob Mankoff, New Yorker cartoon editor at the Burns” . The Journal News . Retrieved January 19, 2015 .
- Jump up^ Maslin, Janet. “If He Says It’s Funny, It’s Funny: Bob Mankoff’s” How About Never – Never Is Good for You? “” New York Times(March 19, 2014).
- Jump up^ Kosner, Edward. “Book Review: How About Never-Never Is Good for You?” Bob Mankoff: The cartoon editor of the New Yorker Began as a psychology graduate student but quit-when his lab animal mayest, ” Wall Street Journal(March 21, 2014).