NY Comics & Picture-Story Symposium; A Very Close Look at the March 28, 1925 New Yorker

Posted on 29th March 2015 in News

















Ink Spill has a history of sometimes traveling afield (but not too far & afield) from New Yorker cartoonist territory.  Here’s an event kindly brought to my attention: The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium. Link here to their program — the next event is scheduled for March 31st.

(My thanks to Ben Katchor for the link)


Screen+Shot+2015-03-25+at+10.22.27+AMAttempted Bloggery is now up to The New Yorker’s sixth issue in its fascinating series of close-looks.   Go see!

Art Young Opening! Plus…The Spill’s Mid-Week Round-up: P.C. Vey, Kominsky-Crumb, Kupperman, Mankoff, Katchor, Sikoryak & Mouly; The New Yorker’s 5th issue Gets a Close Look

Posted on 25th March 2015 in News



P. C. Vey, whose April 15, 2013 New Yorker drawing appears here,  talks about his tools of the trade on A Case For Pencils. Go see!

Link here to Mr. Vey’s website

Link here to see some of his New Yorker work




The Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art has announced its MoCCA Fest 2015 line-up. The list includes a bunch of New Yorkery names, including Ben Katchor, R. Sikoryak, Francoise Mouly, Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Michael Kupperman. A panel on Saul Steinberg is one of the highlights.  The Beat has the all the info.


Art Young 4:22:30Art Young, whose April 22nd, 1930 New Yorker drawing appears here, will be celebrated big-time, beginning this Friday, March 27th. Back in February, Marc Moorash, curator of the Art Young Gallery told Ink Spill,  “March and April we’re giving Art his first solo show since his exhibition at the ACA Gallery in 1939. We’ll have 40 original illustrations and 120 pieces of ephemera – letters, books, magazines, etc.” Go here for all the information.


More Spills:

…Attempted Bloggery’s latest post: a close look at The New Yorker’s 5th issue

…Video: The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff & The Harvard Lampoon

More Koren, More Chast & Attempted Bloggery’s Latest Close Look

Posted on 21st March 2015 in News

VisualArts1-1From Seven Days, March 18, 2015, “Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Ed Koren Has a ‘New Yorker’ Show.”

And don’t forget this upcoming  event at The New School on March 26th: “We Deal With It By Talking About It” — Richard Gehr in conversation with Edward Koren.




From CNBC, March 19, 2015, “The New Yorker Magazine’s Roz Chast to Keynote Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis Annual Benefit”


Cartoons of the Year

Attempted Bloggery continues its wonderful close look series with a look through The New Yorker’s Cartoons of the Year 2014.


Christopher Weyant & Kids Books; A Close Look at the 4th New Yorker; Liam Walsh on Pencils

Posted on 18th March 2015 in News

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From Northjersey.com, March 18, 2015, “Glen Rock Author and Illustrator Pen Children’s Book–this piece on Christopher Weyant and Anna Kang.



Screen+Shot+2015-03-15+at+5.48.30+PMAttempted Bloggery continues its series of close looks at the earliest issues of The New Yorker.  Now up for inspection: Issue #4, with another Rea Irvin cover (left).











A Case For Pencils, a fun site devoted to cartoonists tools of the trade features the one-and-only Liam Walsh.    Liam

Edward Koren in Conversation at The New School

Posted on 15th March 2015 in News

runRichard Gehr, author of I Only Read It For the Cartoons, will be in conversation with New Yorker cartoon maestro Edward Koren on March 26th at The New School.  Details here.

New Yorker cartoonist trivia: James Thurber once lived at 65 West 11th Street, a space now occupied by the New School building


Washington Post’s Michael Cavna on Chast’s NBCC Award

Posted on 14th March 2015 in News

61BX+et476L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_The Washington Post’s Comics Riffs columnist Michael Cavna on Roz Chast’s most recent accolade for Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Ward Sutton Guest Edits Society of Publication Designers Blog; Steig Album Cover Art at RISD Exhibit

Posted on 13th March 2015 in News

WardWard Sutton’s been guest editing SPD’s blog all week, conducting short interviews with some familiar names.  Go see!

Link to Mr. Sutton’s website.


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Back in February, Ink Spill noted an exhibit of illustrated album covers at the Rhode Island School of Design. Paul Karasik(who teaches at RISD) sent in these photos of the William Steig covers on display.

Finck’s Trio on The Toast; Attempted Bloggery’s Close Look at the 3rd New Yorker; Farley Katz on Pencils

Posted on 11th March 2015 in News

LFCan’t get enough of Liana Finck’s wonderful drawings? Well now you can see three at once on The Toast.

Ms. Finck’s website



Attempted Bloggery continues its close look at The New Yorker’s earliest issues. Today it’s issue #3

(left: a glimpse of Rea Irvin’s cover for the third issue)





FKA Case For Pencils continues its look at the tools of the trade with Farley Katz – the 10th New Yorker cartoonist in the series.

Mr. Katz’s website


Very Semi-Serious at The Tribeca Film Festival; Bob Eckstein on A Case For Pencils blog; Video: PaleyFest LA:”Girls”( with Bruce Eric Kaplan aka BEK)

Posted on 9th March 2015 in News

VSSA reminder that Very Semi-Serious, a documentary film about The New Yorker’s cartoon universe will be shown at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival.  Here’s the TFF line-up (scroll down for Very Semi-Serious)



Here’s the Very Semi-Serious website.


BEBob Eckstein is the latest New Yorker cartoonist to discuss tools of the trade on A Case For Pencils. Go see.

Bob Eckstein’s website.

Bob Eckstein’s New Yorker work


BEKThis video from PaleyFest LA.

Some of the “Girls” cast and crew appear, including producer Bruce Eric Kaplan, known to New Yorker readers as BEK.

Mr. Kaplan’s memoir, I Was A Child is due out April 15th. Screen shot 2014-08-31 at 4.50.41 PM












Bruce Kaplan’s New Yorker work

New York Times Op-Ed: Liza Donnelly “Cartoonists and the Work of Healing”

Posted on 9th March 2015 in News


From The New York Times, March 9, 2015, Liza Donnelly’s Op-Ed piece, “Cartoonists and the Work of Healing”

Ms. Donnelly’s website

Link here to see Ms. Donnelly’s New Yorker work