“The great majority of the readers who adore the warm and relaxing bath of their accustomed New Yorker were very upset by the ‘shock treatment’ of my covers. Those readers will feel more at ease with the calm and submissive New Yorker of the tradition which, since the 1920s, mixed intelligence, sophistication, snobbery, and complaisance with the status quo.” Cartoonist Art Spiegelman slams the New Yorker after his departure. –Art Spiegelman, Cartoonist for The New Yorker, Resigns in Protest at CensorshipElectronicIraq.net)
Thanks, Jim. The quote above is from an “unoffical translation” of an interview published in Corriere della Sera (Milan).