Monday, April 27, 2009

New Harvard Business Review Cartoon

This drawing appears on page 16 of the April 2009 issue. It's in a section highlighting a recent book: " Brinkmanship in Business " by Bruce B. Henderson. The subject was on " The Art of Negotiation " - - Peter Vey and Scott Masear were also featured in the cartoon spread.


Mike Lynch said...

A wonderful gag. I like that sneer on the dog's face, Roy -- reminded me of Edward G. Robinson!

Roy Delgado said...

Hey, Mike - - I like Edward G. - - Saw "DOUBLE INDEMNITY" the other night for the 10th time , I think.

Since you brought up expressions - - what I've noticed is that almost NONE, ZERO, NADA, ZILCH of the "NEW" cartoonists DO NOT USE HARDLY ANY EXPRESSIONS, if you look at Mankoff, and almost all that came after him, ALL ( ALMOST ALL ) of the NEW YORKER cartoonists do not use expressions because it might admit to somebody that you DO like the Three Stooges and that would admit you like " LOW-BROW " slapstick humor which attracs children and the lesser educated . . ( For God's sake NOT The NYer crowd! ) ACTUALLY, they DO have a point, LESS is MORE and subtlety is smarter and I DO like if you can get a gag across with hardly no expressions shown . . actually, I have mixed emotions on the " EXPRESSIONS ".

Anonymous said...

Cartoon characters are actors. NO actor goes on stage without motivation and the expression should convey the motivation. No different in cartooning. In fact, it's even more important in cartooning because the cartoonist has to capture a moment in time. Using expression is not even something I think about. It's automatic. I'm not sure what not drawing cartoons w/o expressions means.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree I prefer expressions - - it helps to tell the story of what the the hell is going on in the scene - - in fact, try to picture stories on film you've seen - - THEN try to picture the same scene with the expressions you see on many of the NEW cartoonists in the NYer - - IT WOULD NOT WORK - - the director would tell you to back to acting school or go practice the scene and show how the character would FEEL, period.
What actually SHOULD be happening, is the cartoon editor ( like the dirctor ) should be telling the cartoonist " Go practice and learn expressions . . go to art school, take a correspondence course, study the pros . . LEARN the expressions . . come back later - -
But this isn't happening because - - - Do I have to explain ?

Good input, Annonymous. I wish I could be annonymous, but I don't know how.

Dan Reynolds said...

I wasn't anonymous. I signed my name. Maybe I should have used more expression.
Dan Reynolds

Anonymous said...

You're right ,Dan . . see what happens, this is proof that if you don't use enough expression ( like a lot of the NEW NYer cartoons ) people won't " GET IT " . . get it ? - - - got it !