I ran across this page in my online cartoon wanderings and just thought it was fascinating. The National Cartoonists Society asked some well-known cartoonists to describe some cartoons they thought were exceptionally funny.
Here’s a sample answer from New Yorker cartoonist Mick Stevens:
“There are so many cartoons I’ve loved, it’s hard to come up with one in particular. Sometimes it’s not easy to explain why a joke is funny to us. One of my favorites is Jack Ziegler’s: A picture of the Empire State Building next to a tiny box of french-fries, aptly titled “The Empire State Building and a Side of Fries”. He’s a wacko, that guy.”
Check out the rest of the answers! They’re a hoot!