How Condé Nast Put the Squeeze on New Yorker Cartoonists

When Bob Mankoff retired from the New Yorker after twenty years as the Cartoon Editor, he left behind one of most successful new media models of the era: The Cartoon Bank. It was a database he founded in 1992 and ran from an apartment in Yonkers, and it helped cartoonists license their work for thousands of dollars a month. But when Condé Nast bough the Bank from Mankoff in 1997, the money began to dry up and the model began to fail.

Source: Paste Magazine
Published: Sep 6, 2017
Length: 11 minutes (2,800 words)