The New Yorker features Ebony Flowers and R. Sikoryak
The December 30th, 2019 issue of The New Yorker features a cover drawn by R. Sikoryak and a comic strip by Ebony Flowers!
In an interview with art director Françoise Mouly, Sikoryak discusses his process.
How did you decide which cartoonists to parody here? Are there any you find especially hard to mimic?
For the cover, we tried to find a mix of the classic and the contemporary, the refined and the doodled. It was important to use styles that would be instantly recognizable, and I tried many variations before settling on this collection of characters.From left to right, I imitated the styles of Saul Steinberg, George Booth (the dog), William Steig, Emily Flake, Edward Steed, and, of course, Roz Chast.
Read the full interview here! Get ready to check out Sikoryak's new book, Constitution Illustrated which hits stores July 2020!
Ebony Flowers, author of Hot Comb, made a comic for The New Yorker!
In this brand new strip, Flowers explains how her artistic process is heavily influenced by the memory of her grandmother, Victoria. It subtly depicts scenes from Victoria's life, each frame laden with emotion and cultural memory.
We're huge fans of The New Yorker's Comic Takeover!