Sam Gross: Sex, Race, and Frogs | The Comics Journal
New Yorker cartoonist Sam Gross numbers and catalogues every cartoon he has drawn.
It’s from a great interview at the new Comics Journal site with one of the funniest New Yorker cartoonists there is.
My work hasn’t changed because of The New Yorker. I don’t do things for The New Yorker; I do things for me. I don’t do anything for The New Yorker because I operate on the premise that Bob Mankoff can be there today and gone tomorrow, and the same with David Remnick. Somebody else could come in and have a totally different outlook and I will either fit in or not fit in. If I’ve geared my work toward the people that were there before, I’m basically embedded with these older people and I’m screwed. But I am my own person. You either take me or leave me, simple as that.