About Mick

“I began drawing while still a tiny person in Lake Grove, Oregon, and have continued to do so, even in the face of overwhelming evidence of the unlikelyhood of making a living. My first drawing was accepted at The New Yorker in 1979. I immediately moved from San Francisco, where I’d been experimenting with alternative lifestyles and underground comics, to New York. There, I gradually began selling more cartoons and ideas to The New Yorker and eventually received a contract with the magazine.

My work has also appeared in other publications, among them The Harvard Business Review, Barron’s, The National Law Journal, and USA Weekend. Books published include If Ducks Carried Guns, Things Not To Do Today, and A Mystery, Wrapped in An Enigma, Served On a Bed of Lettuce.

I’m currently living in Miami Beach, FL, USA.” — Mick Stevens

For more about Mick, go to www.cartoonbank.com

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  1. Colleen Norton says:

    Your friendly, and very talkative and opinionated, Lyft driver here! It was a pleasure meeting you today and chatting on your journey to DIA.

    I was intrigued by the whole “cartoonist for the New Yorker” thing and had to do some Googling when I got home. Had I only known! I’ve seen many of your pieces many times and had a little laugh or found myself shaking my head in agreement.

    And I do believe you are no longer the second most interesting passenger I’ve had in my (now) 200 rides. You’re solidly tied at first!

    Wishing you continued success. I’m sure I’ll continue to enjoy your work.

    C-

  2. Joseph P Cannavo says:

    Mick
    Hea bit about you studying Tenor, and I find it inspiring in a rare sort of way. There is little written about beginning the serious study of music later in life. Let me explain. There is no lack of encouragement out there for adults to begin the study of an instrument. Much is said about the Benifits: relaxation, it’s good for the brain etc. it’s also said that your never too old. But how does this apply to the adult entering the study of an instrument with specific Musical aspirations? What if you are not merely looking for the relief of stress or Suduko mental calisthenics, but actually want to achieve significant proficiency. What do we tell these adults? How is much is possible? Can someone starting violin at age 40 ever hope to play in a solid community orchestra, can a 50 yo new to piano aspire to at something that verges on a professional level? No one addresses these questions, but surely there must be many adults who, later in life, find the motivation passion and discipline that they lacked as children. What can they achieve? I am one of them. I am 57, and have been playing Jazz Clarient (modern, .i.e. Bebop, not swing) for decades on a level that is something more than rank amateur but less than professional. I am a physician. This year I decided that I would like to, by retirement, reach the level where I can play with the local jazz musicians here in denver. And so, I have embarked on lessons with a local jazz educator. Now I know I have the requisite talent, but wonder if my brain still has the needed plasticity. Would love to hear your thoughts on all this. It would also be great to hear of others who have embarked on a similar path.
    Best.
    Joe

    Joseph P Cannavo MD
    Regional Service Chief
    Addiction Treatment Services
    Colorado Permanente Medical Group

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