Great cartoonist Ed Fisher died on April 3 2013 at the age eighty-six. Read Mr. Mankoff's pictorial tribute here. (You my pay your own tribute to the late artist here.)
Mr. Fisher has appeared on this blog a few times earlier. Below are my favourite couple of them from that set:
All of his cartoons gave me endless pleasure when I first discovered them and now when he is gone.
You can search the blog to view them or better visit cartoonbank.com to see all of his New Yorker contributions.
The New Yorker, February 12, 1955
Thanks to the TV, don't we know that very well by now?...People just want to be entertained. Even while watching funerals or kids dropping in tube wells or terrorists invading a country.
The New Yorker, May 7 1960
"Although most men are unaware of the peril, the Y chromosome has been shedding genes furiously over the course of evolutionary time, and it is now a fraction the size of its partner, the X chromosome." (The New York Times, June 2003)
The New Yorker, March 26 1990
Even Omar Khayyam has to bother about ordinary life.
The New Yorker, February 11 1956
Natalie Keener: Men get such hardons from putting their names on things. You guys don't grow up. It's like you need to pee on everything. ('Up in the Air', 2009 film)