A Week in Culture: Zachary Kanin, Cartoonist


The Culture Diaries


11:30 A.M.

A graduate student came to my house to film me making a sandwich for her documentary, which, as far as I can tell, is about cartoonists eating lunch.

3:30 P.M.

While on a stroll in the park, three teenagers ran up behind me, threw me to the ground, and punched me repeatedly in the head. I threw them off and ran far enough away to call the police. I spent the next several days replaying the scene in my head.


On Wednesday I had a harmonica lesson and a personal-training session, but not at the same time.

Zachary Kanin is a cartoonist for The New Yorker and the author of The Short Book. His work is the only man-made object that can be seen from outer space. Check back tomorrow for his second installment.