Today’s weekly blog from The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor features what promises to be a recurring feature, The Cartoon Lounge, a video shot in Bob Mankoff’s office at the magazine’s Times Square address (for those interested in New Yorker minutia, the actual cartoonists lounge, where cartoonists gather weekly before sitting down with the editor, is just a few feet away from the office seen in the video).
From conventionscene.com, October 21, 2014, ” NYC — Legendary Cartoonists Sign”
– what’s sure to be an interesting event. Scheduled for November 12th @7:30.
From the East Carolina Manuscript Collection, October 6, 2014, “Literary Lampoons: The Cartoonist Ambitions of a Great American Writer”
– this piece on John Updike’s early cartoons.
(link via The John Updike Society)
From newyorker.com, October 20, 2014, “The Endangered Bookstores of New York” — part two of Bob Eckstein’s terrific look at area bookstores.
Link to Mr. Eckstein’s website here
Link here to his New Yorker work.
Karen Green, Graphics Novel Librarian at Columbia University, will host this event featuring the editorial cartoonist, Jeff Danzinger, and New Yorker cartoonists, Peter Kuper and Liza Donnelly.
Link here to Peter Kuper’s website
Link here to Liza Donnelly’s website
Link here to Jeff Danzinger’s website
This notice from Vanderbilt University about an upcoming appearance by Liza Donnelly, who was a finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor.
Link here to Ms. Donnelly’s New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.
Link here to her website, lizadonnelly.com
Here’s The New Yorker’s current cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff speaking (for about 15 minutes) about the magazine’s popular Caption Contest.
Link here to Bob Mankoff’s New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.
Link here to Mr. Mankoff’s website.
From bergino.com, “Up next in the Clubhouse: Thursday October 23 / 6:00 – 9:00PM Fall Art Party ‘The Mind of Mort Gerberg’ legendary New Yorker Cartoonist”
Gerberg’s first New Yorker drawing appeared in the April 10, 1965 issue.
Link here to Mort Gerberg’s New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.
Link here to visit his website.
From LitQuake, notice of an event in San Francisco, October 15th: “Every Picture Tells A Story: New Yorker Artists in Conversation” — the artists are Tom Toro, Mark Ulriksen, Eric Drooker, and Owen Smith
And the guest blogs continue over at newyorker.com. This week it’s “Party Time With Mick Stevens”
Link here to Mick Stevens’ website
Link to Mick’s work on The New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank site.
Late yesterday afternoon two New Yorker cartoonists (oh, all right, it was my wife, Liza Donnelly & I) were walking across the street from The Plaza Hotel, when I realized we were near the statue of Pomona (the goddess of abundance) that stands atop the Pulitzer Fountain on The Grand Army Plaza. I wanted a closer look at Pomona because of a series of events earlier this year that resulted in a surprise addition to Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z .
Back in the Spring I happened upon and fell in love with E.B. White’s poem, “The Lady is Cold”; the lady who is cold, is in fact, the very same Pomona situated on top of the Pulitzer Fountain. I soon discovered that the poem was also the title of White’s first book (published in 1929), a collection of his poems that had appeared in The New Yorker as well as FPA‘s column, “The Conning Tower.”
The book’s cover, depicting Pomona outside The Plaza, was by someone I’d never heard of, a fellow named Ernest F. Hubbard. From Scott Elledge’s excellent biography of E.B.White I then learned that Mr. Hubbard was a friend of White’s wife (legendary New Yorker editor Katharine White) as well as a contributor of short pieces to the magazine. Ernest Hubbard was also — surprise! — a New Yorker cartoonist. Had it not been for the poem, I doubt I would’ve ever known about Mr. Hubbard. His two drawings were published in 1926, the first in the October 30th issue and the second in the issue of November 6th. The latter appears below.