From Deadline.com, April 7, 2011, “Ben Stiller Turns Fox’s ‘Walter Mitty’ Reboot From Daydream to Reality”
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 Modell, Lee 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
Visit The Strand’s site here for details of tonight’s event, “Celebrate the Artists of The New Yorker”
This obit, “Bill Blackbeard, Champion of Comic Strips, Dies at 84” from The New York Times, April 29, 2011.
The second(?) of The Comics Journal’s “Know Your New Yorker Cartoonist” series : this interview with Gahan Wilson , “Gahan Wilson and the Comedy of the Weird,” posted April 27, 2011.
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 Chast, Maira Kalman, and Adrian Tomine. Other New Yorker artists and cartoonists will be in attendance to sign books.
Funny Business, a film focusing on a dozen New Yorker cartoonists will air on PBS Channel 13 ( NY/metro area) May 5, 2011. Details, and still photos here
Here’s a great video about the life of long time New Yorker cover artist and cartoonist C.E.M. (Charles E. Martin).