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Now Available: New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff on Humor, Perseverance, the New Yorker and more

Like all Royce Carlton Speakers, Bob Mankoff is exclusively represented by Royce Carlton, Inc. for lectures and speaking engagements.


It’s not easy to get your cartoon published in The New Yorker. Just ask their Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff. It took him three years and over 2,000 submissions to get published. Since 1977, Bob Mankoff’s name has been synonymous with The New Yorker. Not only does he pick what tickles readers’ funny bones, but he has also opened the doors of The New Yorker up to the world through The New YorkerCartoon Caption Contest, “The Cartoon Lounge” web series, and the HBO documentary Very Semi-Serious.

Mankoff knows the ins and outs of making people laugh. With over 950 cartoons published and a New York Times best-selling memoir, How About Never—Is Never Good for You?, Bob Mankoff has plenty of lessons on the power of humor and perseverance to share, with topics including: 

  • Your Sense Of Humor — Don’t Leave Home Without It 
  • The Naked Cartoonist: Exposing Your Ideas, Imagination, and Wit To Enhance Your Creativity
  • A Passion for Perseverance: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try 2,000 Times
  • On the Money: Humor in Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service


Available for speaking engagements and half-day and full-day seminars, Bob Mankoff will have your students, employees, and audience members rolling in the aisles and learning how to make others do the same.