Cartoon Marriage

Featuring more than 200 cartoons and original graphic narratives From the The New Yorker’s Cartooning Couple

Cartoon Marriage:Adventures in Love and Matrimony by The New Yorker’s Cartooning Couple Liza Donnelly and Michael Maslin

(Random House On Sale January 27; 978-1-4000-6808-1 $24.00)

For twenty years, veteran cartoonists Liza Donnelly and Michael Maslin have been married and have worked side by side as cartoonists at The New Yorker. Cartoon Marriage: Adventures in Love and Matrimony by The New Yorker’s Cartooning Couple (Random House On Sale January 27) refers to their cartoon conversation featuring the funniest parts of relationships from both male and female perspective. From how they met (at a New Yorker party) to how they keep their relationship fresh (a little healthy career competition) Maslin and Donnelly cover everything from dating to marrying, divorcing, and remarrying, from having sex to having kids. With chapters like “I do,” “Play With Me,” “Gifting and Getting,” “Ex Whatevers,” “Come Hither,” “Is It Worth It?” and “In Bed,” Cartoon Marriage is perfect for newlyweds, long-marrieds, or anyone thinking (or NOT thinking) of taking the plunge.

Some examples from the book:

Cartoon Marriage is a clever look at the day-to-day workings of any relationship.

About The Authors: Liza Donnelly has been a cartoonist for The New Yorker for more than twenty years. She is the editor of Sex and Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Modern Love . . . in 200 Cartoons and the author of a history of women cartoonists, Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons. Donnelly is a member of PEN and the Author’s Guild, and is one of the original participants in the United Nations Cartooning for Peace initiative, which began in 2006, and continues worldwide. She teaches at Vassar College.

Michael Maslin began contributing to The New Yorker right out of college in 1977. He has had four collections of his work published, and he co-edited Call Me When You Reach Nirvana and Husbands and Wives, both collections of his and Donnelly’s cartoons.