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New Yorker cartoonist Charles Barsotti passes at age 80

New Yorker cartoonist Charles Barsotti has passed away at age 80.

From the New York Times:

“He got the maximum out of the minimum,” said Robert Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker magazine, which has published nearly 1,400 Barsotti cartoons since the 1960s. “With just a few lines he could delineate a hobo, a spy, a king, a philosopher, a dog, a judge, all those in the same picture.”

Community Comments

#1 Frank M Hansen
@ 12:40 pm

He was one of my favorites. Thankfully he filled the world with a lot of cartoons before he said goodbye

#2 Gerry Mooney
@ 2:25 pm

That’s a loss, but he had a good run! I was just thinking about him yesterday and his astonishing economy of line.

#3 Phil Judd
@ 3:47 pm

Love Barsotti! His humour and line work! His work will endure… sad to hear of his passing…

#4 Michael T. Dugan
@ 9:27 am

He was one of my favorites. A great minimalist and humorist. He will be greatly missed.

#5 b.j. dewey
@ 5:23 pm

One of the greatest. Often in just a few spare lines and words, he could tell us everything we needed to know about the human race – and the dog race. Thank you Charles Barsotti.

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