Opening up the issue to the Table Of Contents and going though the list of artists (cartoonists), I noted that all of the cartoonists that week were male (close to half of the other magazine contributors that week were female). It wasn’t an off week for female New Yorker
cartoonists — there weren’t any at the magazine at that time. None
. Nurit Karlin
was still nearly a year away from ending that dry spell in the art department. Previous to Nurit, Mary Gauerke* had the last cartoon contributed by a woman. Her final drawing appeared October 16, 1965 (Mary Petty’s last contribution to the magazine was a cover, March 19, 1966; her last cartoon
appeared January 1, 1955).