We’re far past the point of pretending. That subscription on your coffee table, more often than not, is there for one reason and one reason only. I Only Read It for the Cartoons: An Evening With (A Few Of) the New Yorker’s Most Brilliant Artists will make you feel all the better about regularly skimming past the articles. In conjunction with SVA’s BFA program in cartooning, some of the publication’s most outstanding, and comedic, illustrators will sit in on the panel. Richard Gehr, who profiles a dozen of the magazine’s funniest contributors in his new book I Only Read It for the Cartoons: The New Yorker’s Most Brilliantly Twisted Artists, will mediate Edward Koren, Lee Lorenz, Keith Mayerson, and Victoria Roberts in this discussion about their artistic careers.

Thu., Dec. 11, 7 p.m., 2014