24 episodes

“The Cartoon Pad” with New Yorker cartoonists Bob Eckstein & Michael Shaw is a humor podcast discussing all things from the cartoon world with interviews with the coolest names in the cartoon world. Michael is one the most renown New Yorker cartoonists of our generation and a master wordsmith. Bob is an expert in bookstores, cartoons and snowmen and a NY Times bestseller, editor and NYU professor.

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

“The Cartoon Pad” with New Yorker cartoonists Bob Eckstein & Michael Shaw is a humor podcast discussing all things from the cartoon world with interviews with the coolest names in the cartoon world. Michael is one the most renown New Yorker cartoonists of our generation and a master wordsmith. Bob is an expert in bookstores, cartoons and snowmen and a NY Times bestseller, editor and NYU professor.

    The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Teresa Burns Parkhurst

    The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Teresa Burns Parkhurst

    Cartoonist Teresa Burns Parkhurst is sharp, kooky and a whole load of fun on this latest episode of The Cartoon Pad Podcast. We cover killer fruits and greeting cards—this is a must listen.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Ivan Ehlers

    The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Ivan Ehlers

    The Cartoon Pad is back on track with one of the hottest cartoonists right now, Ivan Ehlers, most famous for his work in MAD magazine, The New Yorker and pushing everyone's envelope, whatever that means. See his work at https://www.instagram.com/ivan_ehlers/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Mike Cavallaro

    The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Mike Cavallaro

    The first Cartoon Pad episode focused on publishing with special guest illustrator/writer Mike Cavallaro (Free Speech Handbook, Nico Bravo) who shares trade secrets. Must listen for anyone breaking into the book business. Check out all of Mike's work! http://www.mikecavallaro.com/

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Bill Bramhall

    The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Bill Bramhall

    Special episode of The Cartoon Pad for anyone inspiring to be an editorial cartoonist. Award-winning editorial cartoonist Bill Bramhall of The New York Daily News shares his insight into his craft.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Ed Steckley

    The Cartoon Pad w/ guest Ed Steckley

    This episode The Cartoon Pad welcomes MAD illustrator Ed Steckley! Ed is an amazing caricaturist and illustrator, his new book, "Rube Goldberg and His Amazing Machines" (written by Brandon T Snider) is out now! He discusses his beginnings, his time at MAD as well as his many Rube Goldberg books! See all of Ed's work here https://www.edsteckley.com/ and get his book here https://amzn.to/3H2sCkU

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Cartoon Pad Live Streamed Show

    The Cartoon Pad Live Streamed Show

    The pad goes LIVE to answer cartoon questions. Bob discusses cartoon tropes and Shaw balances a cat on his neck. You won't want to miss this one.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

PattyA2 ,

Educational and Entertaining

This podcast is excellent. Bob Eckstein is funny and picks the best guests. I’ve learned so much about cartoonists from this podcast and I enjoy listening to it while I’m working on my own artwork. It seems as though Bob often specifically asks questions that will be helpful and informative to other artists and illustrators. Also, he draws out some pretty zany stories from people. For instance, learning Marisa Acocella literally was bitten by cartooning bugs as a youth while vacationing in a house formerly occupied by James Thurber, has definitely been one of the most interesting news acquisitions of my year.

Flotsambay ,

An entertaining podcast!

If you like to laugh, this podcast is for you!
I recently picked up the habit of laughing. I experimented with laughing on weekends at first, sneaking a laugh while no one was looking. I found that I was slowly becoming addicted to laughing and would laugh during the week and would sometimes laugh at work. I even started laughing while driving.
I started not caring if people saw me laughing in public. They’d give me a funny look and that made me laugh even more.
I like laughing so much that I now try to get other people to join me in laughing. I know, I know, you’re thinking what kind of sick and twisted person would do this? The easy answer to that is a sick and twisted person who likes to laugh.
I encourage you to listen to this podcast and laugh like there’s no tomorrow (unless it’s that evil scientist laugh because you had something to do with there being no tomorrow. That’s not a healthy laugh).

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