New New Yorker Cover: Coney Island

I’m happy to share with you this week’s cover of The New Yorker.

That’s my friend Piper Murakami in the foreground. She does her swimming in the San Francisco Bay. These swimmers look like they belong to the Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers (CIBBOWS), or so says my East Coast swimmer/illustrator friend Melinda Beck.


nora connellan

dear mr ulrikson,
i am in love with this painting, believe it or not, my mother’s name is martine ward mcguiness,
ward’s kiddie park and the land it sits on was owned by our family for over 100 years. this christmas my mom made copies of this for all of us! is there any way to make a bigger version of it, i saw 9 x 12 copies are available..maybe it is available for purchase? could you let me know? thank you so much! we all LOVE it!!!

Mark Ulriksen

Dear Nora,
I apologize for only now getting to your email message about my Coney Island NYer cover. That’s really cool about your family history and how the cover resonated with you all. I do indeed sell prints of my covers and can make them most any size, tho the ones we make the most of are about 10″ x 16″. If you’re still interested in a possible print please email me at

Thanks again and please accept my sincere apologies for taking so long to respond. Best,


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