The New Yorker, the venerable weekly known for its cartoons almost as much as its outstanding writing, is now publishing those cartoons on a custom basis. For years The New Yorker's Cartoon Bank division has licensed its funnies for advertising, T-shirts, framed prints, and the like; now the company can tailor a hardcover book to the theme of your choice. For example, is telecommunications your issue? A search for “phone” brings up 407 cartoons on the www.cartoonbank.com database. The Cartoon Bank staff will help clients search for cartoons to create a book with the appropriate themes and messages

A hardcover book with approximately 100 cartoons starts at about $10 each for a minimum order of at least 250 books. Custom cartoons are available.