Sarah Montague, Senior Producer, Selected Shorts
Sarah Montague is in her seventeenth year as producer of the fiction series Selected Shorts for WNYC.
Like rich people, cartoonists are different from you and me. They see the world as a series of absurd scenes awaiting captions.
Three New Yorker cartoonists--Drew Bernavich, Liza Donnelly, and Carolita Johnson--offered up their life histories, skewed (and skewered) views of life, during an evening at Joe's Pub. Musical guest Jeffrey Lewis provided appropriate comic patter songs. Listen to the session here for free, and view the cartoons in the slide show on this page.
On Job Skills: "The best way to tell if you or your kid is going to be a cartoonist, is to observe how they deal with disappointment, because there's not a lot of money in cartoons, but there is loads of disappointment."--Carolita Johnson.
On Airplane Travel: "The safety card that's always in the seat in front of you is an airplane is not actually safety instructions, it's instructions on how to have fun..."--Drew Dernavich
On Tina Brown: "Say what you want about Tina Brown--she helped me find my inner Snark."--Liza Donnelly