The Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series at Hope College will feature Robert Mankoff, cartoon editor of “The New Yorker” magazine, on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.

There will be a question-and-answer session with Mankoff on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 3:30 p.m. in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium of the Martha Miller Center for Global Communication.

The public is invited to both events.  Admission is free.

Across 30 years, more than 800 of Mankoff’s cartoons have been published in “The New Yorker,” including the best-selling “New Yorker” cartoon of all time.  He is the author of “The Naked Cartoonist: A New Way to Enhance Your Creativity,” and “How About Never---Is Never Good For You: My Life in Cartoons,” a cartoon memoir released earlier this year. Mankoff is also the editor of many cartoon collections, including “The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker.”

He graduated from Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1966. Mankoff lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, with his wife, Cory, and their two children.

Graves Hall is located at 263 College Ave., between 10th and 12th streets.  The Martha Miller Center is located at 257 Columbia Ave., at the corner of Columbia Avenue and 10th Street.

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