Remembering Charles Barsotti, Who Drew Cartoons That Hugged Us Back News & Features NPR · Jun 18, 2014 Charles Barsotti created more than a thousand cartoons for the New Yorker, many of which featured a series of round-snouted dogs just like this hapless pair. Courtesy of the New Yorker Listen Story audio 4min 22sec Cartoonist Charles Barsotti was known for his simple, often poignant, drawings. Barsotti died Monday at the age of 80. Melissa Block talks to New Yorker cartoon editor Robert Mankoff for stories about Barsotti. Copyright 2014 NPR.