Interview with David Sipress - WHAT'S SO FUNNY?

Interview with David Sipress - WHAT'S SO FUNNY?

David and I discuss What's So Funny? A Cartoonist's Memoir, how he started creating cartoons for The New Yorker, using cartoons to process his emotions, how writing this book was cathartic and helped him better understand his parents, trying to connect to people through feelings, creating the cover, and much more.


David and I discuss What's So Funny? A Cartoonist's Memoir, how he started creating cartoons for The New Yorker, using cartoons to process his emotions, how writing this book was cathartic and helped him better understand his parents, trying to connect to people through feelings, creating the cover, and much more.

David's recommended reads are:

  1. The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life by John le Carre
  2. Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages by Dan Jones
  3. Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
  4. Bruno, Chief of Police series by Martin Walker

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David Sipress has been staff cartoonist since 1998 for The New Yorker, where he has published nearly 700 cartoons. He lectures widely on cartooning, and his autobiographical writing has appeared frequently on newyorker.com.