The Topic At Hand: How Do You Like Your Eggs?

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7 responses to “Coffee First”

  1. Char says:

    luv it! i am the over-easy with hot sauce 🙂

  2. Liza says:

    Thanks! Glad you like it. Today, I feel hard boiled.

  3. Saul Epstein says:

    Something else to appreciate about the flexibility of eggs: different preparations as metaphorical mood ring. I also like that the kitchen chairs themselves don’t seem to be fully awake yet.

  4. I like how he’s wearing slippers, but she isn’t, as if to suggest that she hasn’t fully committed to being awake yet.

  5. liza says:

    Slippers are indeed a commitment.

  6. Elaine says:

    Her expression is perfectly enigmatic. I just love this, and their relationship. I like how the moment presented invites me to fill in the surrounding thoughts. Or non-thoughts, if the answer is “scrambled”.

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Liza Donnelly

Liza Donnelly is a contract cartoonist with The New Yorker Magazine . Her work has appeared in many other publications and exhibitions world-wide. Her cartoons are regularly featured on, and wOw, and she is the editor of World Ink , a section of Donnelly's most recent book is When Do They Serve The Wine? (Chronicle). She also wrote Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists And Their Cartoons(Prometheus), a history of the women cartoonists of the magazine; and Sex and Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Modern 200 Cartoons(Twelve Books). She and her husband, New Yorker cartoonist Michael Maslin, collaborated on a book in 2009: Cartoon Marriage: Adventures in Love and Matrimony by The New Yorker's Cartooning Couple(Random House). Donnelly regularly gives talks and has presented at TED and taught at Vassar College. She is also the Cartoon Editor for Revolving Floor. She lives in New York. View all of Liza's Revolving Floor contributions. To see more of her work, visit her website, and her blog.

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