David Sipress Biography

David Sipress is widely known as the cartoonist who first had his appearance in cartoons in The New Yorker in 1998. Back in 2012 during the presidential elections, Sipress was the first daily cartoonist hired by newyorker.com. Most of his influential works have appeared in the media outlets and newspapers like Playboy, Funny Times, the Washington Post, Parade, Boston Phoenix Time, Harper’s, Gastronomica, and Shambhala Sun. Despite this, he has also given lectures to young people on the art of cartoons.

Sipress is the writer and host of “Conversations with Cartoonists,” which is one of the big publications of The New Yorker and has appeared as the most influential series of onstage interviews with many artists. Sipress has also contributed to both fiction and nonfiction cartoon making while working with The New Yorker. He has also worked on his memoir (What’s So Funny) which was published back on 8th March 2022.

Early Life

David Sipress is currently living in his late 60s or early 70s, first completed his graduation from Williams College and received a degree with the major subject in history in 1968. Later, he pursued his master’s degree in Soviet Studies at Harvard University but after two years, he decided to drop off his studies because of his deep connection with the field of cartoon making. Although it first appeared to be different for the whole family of David, later he made the perfect sense of making his career in cartoon making.

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David Sipress Career

David Sipress began his career as a kid specifically achieving the honors in working with humor, it was the only thing that he always wanted to pursue in his career. However, his career and the choice were not acceptable to his Jewish parents. Seeing his family’s reviews, he got confused with his position as a cartoonist. For the first time, he tested himself with the profession and what he wanted to pursue in his life. He started working on the drawings when he was at Harvard and even for six months after he dropped off. His first action was published in the Boston Phoenix newspaper, where he continues to publish cartoons by today with an experience of thirty-six years.

He works so consistently, that sometimes, his wife gets stunned seeing the condition of the home with the collection of at least five hundred pages tome. David pursued his career in history and this is the reason he thinks that history is one of the best storytelling ways to influence any unknown kind. Also, history makes David think that it is the best way through which he can formulate his ideas, write clearly and help his career grow with the benefits of historians. David considers himself as one of the influencing historians, who loves to work on cartoon making, where most of his workmates say that his cartoons are not just funny but they are “about something”. He always tries to work on the kind of cartoon making that can be related to any direct or indirect roots of our history.

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David Sipress Biography

Real Name David Sipress
Birth Date 1954-1962
Age (as of 2022) 60-68 Years
Birth Place United States
Nationality American
Profession Cartoonist
Religion Jewish
Sun sign

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 70 kg  –  in Pounds –  154 lbs
Shoe Size 9 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Average


Sister One


College Harvard University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Not Ginny Shubert

Personal Life

David Sipress is a happily married man. He is married to his lovely and gorgeous wife named Ginny Shubert. Today, his wife is now working as an attorney and activist on the issues of housing and health. Although David himself never disclosed the number of children he has, we assume that he is engaged in a happy married life with at least two or three adult children.

David Sipress Net Worth

David Sipress is a cartoonist, author, and publisher of online historical essays.  Back in 2015, The New Yorker produced a short film about the journey of David with the title “The Making of a New Yorker Cartoon”, which gathered at least 20,000 views on Youtube, making it a great reach. David, individually, has produced around seventeen personal history essays back in February 2017 on the website of The New Yorker, newyorker.com. For these reasons, he has appeared on the channel MSNBC and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation to discuss the essays being published in the New Yorker. Although he started his work as a cartoonist with confusion about whether he would succeed or not, today, he has widely achieved the sensation of the internet and the support of many youngsters who follow him.

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