Cartoonists at Sea

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Cartoonists at sea.

Join celebrated cartoonists as they host exclusive drawing sessions and workshops during select 2018 Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossings.

Special guests in 2018.

  • David Sipress

    David Sipress

    A graduate of Williams College and Harvard, David Sipress’ first cartoon appeared in The New Yorker in 1998, and he was’s first Daily Cartoonist, during the 2012 Presidential election. His work has also appeared in the Boston Phoenix, Time, Parade, Playboy, Funny Times, The Washington Post, Harper’s, Gastronomica, and Shambhala Sun. Sipress has also lectured on the art of the cartoon and published eight collections of his cartoons. He was the writer and host of Conversations with Cartoonists, a series of onstage interviews with many of the artists who work at The New Yorker. Sipress has published both fiction and nonfiction on and on The New Yorker’s website, including an appreciation of the Italian chef, Marcella Hazan and a personal history of his family’s experience of the Kennedy assassination. In 2016, he was awarded the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award for Gag Cartooning.

  • Benjamin Schwartz

    Benjamin Schwartz

    Benjamin Schwartz has been a regularly contributing cartoonist for The New Yorker since 2012.  When he isn’t at the drawing board, he’s working as an Assistant Professor of Medicine (in Surgery) at Columbia University Medical Center, where he uses art to help teach future doctors how to deliver more compassionate, patient-centred care. He lives in the suburbs of New York City with his wife and daughter (whose name he sneaks in to each of his cartoons).

  • Matthew Diffee

    Matthew Diffee

    Matthew Diffee has been contributing cartoons to The New Yorker since 1999. His work has also appeared in TimeThe Huffington Post, The Believer and Texas Monthly magazines. He is the author of Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People and the editor of three volumes of The Rejection Collection: Cartoons You Never Saw and Never Will See in The New Yorker. He has done illustration work for bands like the Punch Brothers and for a special collector’s edition of Stephen King’s novel Under the Dome. In 2013, Diffee received the Silver Reuben Award for best single panel cartoonist of the year. He was recently named Chairman of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society.