Funny Business to be rebroadcast May 7th; Video: Chast’s Ant & The Grasshopper

According to its official website, Funny Business — An Inside Look at the Art of Cartooning, shown last night on New York’s PBS station WNET, will be rebroadcast this Saturday, May 7th, at 3:30 am.

The film pays studio visits to a number of New Yorker cartoonists, including Frank ModellLee Lorenz (the former Art Editor/Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker, from 1973 through 1997),  George Booth, Victoria Roberts, Arnie Levin, Roz Chast, and Matthew Diffee.

Also from PBS, this short animation.  Roz Chast’s take on The Ant & The Grasshopper

Booth, Chast, Kalman and Tomine at The Strand

A sure-to-please event at The Strand Bookstore ( 828 Broadway, 2nd Fl.) May 3, 2011, 7 pm — 8 pm, celebrating the winner of the 2011 Eustace Tilley contest and launch  of The New Yorker’s Strand tote bag.  Francoise Mouly the magazine’s Art Editor, will moderate a panel discussion with George Booth, Roz ChastMaira Kalman, and Adrian Tomine. Other New Yorker artists and cartoonists will be in attendance to sign books.