Emily Gordon writes:
Recently, everyone at Emdashes was saddened by the death of David Marc Fischer, a dear friend of our site and of The New Yorker's cartoon caption contest. The following tribute is by The New Yorker's Bob Mankoff, and we think David would have loved it (click to enlarge the image):
In his "Blog About Town," David Marc Fischer meticulously catalogued The New Yorker's Cartoon Caption Contest, including his 179 consecutive non-winning entries. Upon learning of this lovely man's untimely passing, I went back and meticulously reviewed all of his entries, looking for the one that would best honor him and his devotion to the contest. I think this one, from contest 150, fits the bill.
--Bob Mankoff, Cartoon Editor, The New Yorker magazine
Hello! I’m Emily Gordon, an editor, critic, copywriter, and pre-web internet nut. Emdashes, born in 2004, spent many years as a New Yorker fan blog. The project garnered some nice compliments and press.
The blog’s now treading the territories of punctuation, publications, movies, design, and other things that stir me.
Over the years, I’ve worked with a brilliant brigade of culture writers, editors, and artists. You can read all about the people who've helped build Emdashes here at “Who We?” (That’s a New Yorker joke. Old habits die hard.)
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Jennifer Hadley designed the original Emdashes pencil logo, based on a 1943 Dorothy Gray ad.