John Cuneo is an American illustrator whose work has appeared in publications, including The New Yorker, Esquire, Sports Illustrated and The Atlantic Monthly. His ink and watercolor drawings have been described as covering everything from politics to sex.
Cuneo moved from Denver to San Francisco in 1986, and it was there that he decided to devote himself entirely to work in editorial illustration. His first published work for a major magazine appeared in Sierra Magazine, under the art direction of Martha Geering.
After his return to Denver, Cuneo began receiving assignments from Entertainment Weekly.
John Korpics, design director at Esquire, brought in Cuneo in 2002 to publish a series of comics called Damned Good Advice, which ran until 2003, and to illustrate the magazine's sex advice column which ran until 2014. Work on the sex column for Esquire led to two silver awards for Cuneo from the Society of Illustrators.
Cuneo's "Flu Season" appeared on the October 26, 2009 issue of The New Yorker. His second cover for The New Yorker, "Dog Meets Dog", which ran on the June 27, 2011 issue and art directed by Francoise Mouly, won the Hamilton King Award in 2012.
Cuneo's August 5, 2013 New Yorker cover featured Anthony Weiner straddling the top of the Empire State Building.