Of many wonderful photos from Jack Ziegler‘s memorial this past Saturday, this one really caught my eye. Taken by the New Yorker‘s former television critic, Nancy Franklin, we see, from the left, the New Yorker‘s newly appointed cartoon editor, Emma Allen, then Anne Hall Elser, and Lee Lorenz, the magazine’s art editor from 1973 through 1993, and then cartoon editor from 1993 through 1997. We have Mr. Lorenz to thank for bringing Mr. Ziegler’s work into the magazine. Ms. Elser was Mr. Lorenz’s invaluable assistant in the art department for his 24 years in that position.
At some point during Saturday’s event, Danny Shanahan introduced Ms. Allen to Mr. Lorenz. I’m hoping a photo will surface.
An Obscure Hoff
Scott Burns, of Armadillo & Dicker Books out in California has sent in this scan of a hitherto (for me) unseen Syd Hoff piece. Here’s Mr. Burns’ description: