A Thousand Words

New Yorker Cover
by Ed Koren
November 12, 2001
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"There's nothing that isn't a source of inspiration." — Ed Koren
I was tempted to post this drawing without any text whatsoever. But this is a blog post and so I shall write.

I show a xerox of this New Yorker cover to all of my basic drawing students because it is my single most favorite cartoon. A brilliant and deceptively simple expression of the power of drawing.

Meditate on it.

Then read Daniel Barlow's articles on Ed Koren at Trees and Hills.

Learn more about Koren's work.

Watch WCAX Vermont TV segment on Ed Koren.