Laughing at the Environment
You probably don't know the name Joseph Farris (above), but you likely know his work. The illustrator has published more than 10,000 cartoons in various publications, most notably drawing cartoons and covers for the The New Yorker, which he's been doing regualarly since 1957. A favorite—if infrequent—subject of his drawings is the environment. As a longtime conservationist, Farris has tried to champion environmental issues, including installing solar panels on his house. But, he says, his greatest weapon against things like climate change, pollution, and poor stewardship is his illstrator's tablet. "What I can do best of all is in my cartoons," he says. "So I try to center issues around humor to show how important the environment is."