And, while we're on the topic of pencil-rendered realities, it would be a gross injustice not to bring this amazing volume to your attention. Editors James Sturm and Brandon Elston haven't messed around, but have simply cut to the chase and delivered the goods. What we have here is over 250 simply beautiful cartoons depicting life in NYC over two full decades. This book is a real "Wow!" It is indeed a true "portrait of the city": a crystal clear picture window which provides neglected and forgotten views that will reinvigorate our understanding of the times it depicts and the lives of those who lived through them. A perfect book to remind us about real people and an excellent antidote to the dehumanizing electronic entertainments that seem to have us hemmed in on all sides in the present moment. Denys Wortman's New York provides us with an escape hatch. It couldn't have come at a better time.