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“The Cartoon Pad” with New Yorker cartoonists Bob Eckstein & Michael Shaw is a humor podcast discussing all things from the cartoon world with interviews with the coolest names in the cartoon world. Michael is one the most renown New Yorker cartoonists of our generation and a master wordsmith. Bob is an expert in bookstores, cartoons and snowmen and a NY Times bestseller, editor and NYU professor.
38 Episodes
Thurber, Thurber, Thurber. That’s all we talk about. Acclaimed poet, bestseller, illustrator and Thurber scholar, Michael Rosen, joins the podcast for this must listen to for any gag cartoonist.
This episode of The Cartoon Pad welcomes the talented, funny, and so interesting Sarah Morrissette. From California to a Greek island to a hippie commune in Northern CA, then finally to Vienna, Sarah has many fascinating tales and we were happy to get to chat with her about her life and work. Her cartoons have appeared in Air Mail, Alta, American Bystander, Funny Times, Weekly Humorist, and many others. See her lovely paintings and all her cartoons at
Jets, nibs, poop…we cover it all on this very special episode of The Cartoon Pad starring New Yorker cartoonist, Lars Kenseth. See more of Lars' work at
In this episode The Cartoon Pad welcomes author and cartoonist Ali Solomon who shares her secrets of success. Bob and Shaw remember some old New Yorker cartoon editors and how they might have received form rejections from Ali as an intern. Marty adds more sound effects to the show. See Ali's work and links to all her books at
The guys catch up on all things cartooning. Shaw's interruptions of Bob finally erupt and Marty plays with his new sound effects machine. It's one to miss! Also we praise recent cartoons and mentions by Dave Gomberg, Drew Panckeri, Hilary Campbell, Nick Downes, Sam Gross, and Jason Chatfield. Image is Bob's most recent in The New Yorker!
In this episode of The Cartoon Pad, rocket-scientist-turned-New Yorker-cartoonist, Pat Byrnes chats with Bob and Michael about cartoons and his new business The Drawing Board.
New Yorker cartoonist Drew Dernavich and host of the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest Paul Nesja come on the show to talk cartoons and their new project together at Nesja Press!
The decorated author and New Yorker cartoonist, Ken Krimstein talks about his interesting journey from advertising and teaching to illustrating the most important movements in history.
Special installment sharing memories of the late master George Booth with New Yorker cartoonist David Borchart.
A special Charles Addams episode with producer, writer and the director of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, H. Kevin Miserocchi. Warning: Contains adult content to hopeful boost ratings.
Special Halloween episode featuring Frankenstein cartoon collector, writer, producer and co-founder of ADDAMSFEST, the annual Charles Addams Festival, Ron MacCloskey.
The new National Cartoonist Society’s Gag Cartoonist of the Year recipient, Chris Weyant, pays the boys a visit on the Cartoon Pad, which at the top of the show promised to be better.
Mick Stevens is one of the best gag cartoonists of our generation and he discusses his process and his body of work on this special episode of The Cartoon Pad.
This episode on The Cartoon Pad is cartoonist, illustrator and book maker Dan Misdea! His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Air Mail, Narrative, Reader’s Digest, Weekly Humorist, and The Funny Times. He has a new children’s book coming out next year with Penguin, the big publisher not the flightless bird. See his work at
Cartoonist Teresa Burns Parkhurst is sharp, kooky and a whole load of fun on this latest episode of The Cartoon Pad Podcast. We cover killer fruits and greeting cards—this is a must listen.
The Cartoon Pad is back on track with one of the hottest cartoonists right now, Ivan Ehlers, most famous for his work in MAD magazine, The New Yorker and pushing everyone's envelope, whatever that means. See his work at
The first Cartoon Pad episode focused on publishing with special guest illustrator/writer Mike Cavallaro (Free Speech Handbook, Nico Bravo) who shares trade secrets. Must listen for anyone breaking into the book business. Check out all of Mike's work!
Special episode of The Cartoon Pad for anyone inspiring to be an editorial cartoonist. Award-winning editorial cartoonist Bill Bramhall of The New York Daily News shares his insight into his craft.
This episode The Cartoon Pad welcomes MAD illustrator Ed Steckley! Ed is an amazing caricaturist and illustrator, his new book, "Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines" (written by Brandon T Snider) is out now! He discusses his beginnings, his time at MAD as well as his many Rube Goldberg books! See all of Ed's work here and get his book here
The pad goes LIVE to answer cartoon questions. Bob discusses cartoon tropes and Shaw balances a cat on his neck. You won't want to miss this one.
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