It’s early days at @NewYorkerCartoons, a wonderful new Instagram account launched Monday. But so far, out of 8 cartoons published, the one at press time with the largest amount of modern currency—1,998 Likes—is the following illustration by Lee Lorenz, originally published Aug. 23, 1993.
That year was key for Lorenz. He had been the art editor of the magazine since 1973 and ascended in 1993 to the position of cartoon editor. In an interview a few years ago with The