Peter Steiner (cartoonist)

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Peter Steiner is an American cartoonist, painter and novelist, best known for a 1993 cartoon published by The New Yorker which prompted the adage "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog."[1][2] He is also a novelist who has published four crime novels.


Steiner has contributed cartoons and other material to The New Yorker since 1979.[3]

His cartoon captioned 'On the internet nobody knows you're a dog' is the most reproduced cartoon from The New Yorker.[1][4] Steiner is also well known for his daily cartoons on contemporary events for the Washington Times, which he created for over 20 years, starting in 1983. One selection of these cartoons, titled Peter Steiner Cartoons I didn't Bite the Man I Bit the Office, was published in 1994.[5] For several years in the late 1990s and early 2000s he also made cartoons for The Weekly Standard.


Steiner has published four novels, all featuring a former CIA agent named Louis Morgon who has retired to the Loire Valley in France.[6] Of his 2010 novel The Terrorist, The New York Times reviewer Marilyn Stasio wrote that "While it can't be said that any of [the plot] is the least bit plausible, Steiner presents us with a reassuring fantasy world in which rash youths bow to the wisdom of their elders, terrorists abort their missions out of compassion for their human targets and the innocent victims of egregious acts of cruelty find it in their hearts to forgive."[7]

Novels published[edit]

  • "A French Country Murder," retitled Le Crime when it came out in paperback.
  • L'Assassin
  • The Terrorist (2010)[8]
  • "The Resistance"
  • The Capitalist (2016)
  • The Good Cop (2019), a Willi Geismeier thriller, 1
  • The Constant Man (6/1/2021), a Willi Geismeier thriller, 2


  1. ^ a b Fleishman, Glenn (2000-12-14). "Cartoon Captures Spirit of the Internet". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  2. ^ "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 1997-08-27. Archived from the original on 2014-05-04. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  3. ^ "January 2011 Brown's Guide Cover". Brown's Guide to Georgia. 2011-01-01. Archived from the original on 2015-02-07. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  4. ^ Fleishman, Glenn (1998-10-29). "New Yorker Cartoons to Go on Line". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  5. ^ Steiner, Peter (1994). I didn't Bite the Man. I Bit the Office. The Washington Times. ISBN 0964312301.
  6. ^ Weisman, John. "Morality tale in thriller's clothes". The Washington Times. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  7. ^ Stasio, Marilyn (2010-07-30). "Queen of Pop". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  8. ^ Maldonado, Crystal. "'As Soon As You Have A Guy With A Dead Body On His Doorstep, Something's Got To Happen'". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 2017-04-14.

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