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#17: Joe Dator
Someone You Not Only Might Like, But Might Be Able to Help!
Each week, I share a new person who tickles my fancy. This week’s person is…
An award-winning cartoonist, author, illustrator, and regular contributor to The New Yorker for the past 17 years, I think Joe Dator’s cartoons are some of the most reliably funny in the magazine.
Some of you might remember Joe as the hero who helped one of my favourite cartoons find a home.
Speaking of finding a home… Joe was forced out of his studio apartment by a flood. It was a modest space, but affordable for NYC on a cartoonist’s wages, and it allowed him to live and work in comfort and dignity. Not only was he put out of his home, but his friend Walter (below) suffered severe crinkling from the water damage.
If anyone out there has such a space, knows of such a space, or knows someone who knows someone who knows of one, please contact Joe.
You would have not just his eternal gratitude, and the knowledge that you’ve helped an artist keep doing what he does, but also some original New Yorker-published art by Joe!