Author of the beloved best seller Paris to the Moon, Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. He is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Reviews and Criticism and of the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. His most recent book is The Table Comes First. He lives in New York City with his wife and their two children.


The Genius of George Herriman

Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman

by Patrick McDonnell and Karen O'Connell and Georgia Riley de Havenon
George Herriman was thirty-three when he solved the problem of evil. This was in 1913, when he introduced Ignatz the mouse into his comic strip, Krazy Kat. Because Krazy Kat includes Ignatz, the crazed brick-throwing rodent, we don’t normally think of Herriman’s Coconino County as an imaginary Eden, a highly …