New Online Video series features New Yorker Cartoon Editor; Feiffer & Chast Sign & Speak at The Strand

Posted on 22nd October 2014 in News

loungeToday’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, October 21, 2014, ” NYC — Legendary Cartoonists Sign”

– what’s sure to be an interesting event. Scheduled for November 12th @7:30.

Updike’s Cartoons

Posted on 21st October 2014 in News




























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)

Eckstein’s Bookstores Pt.2

Posted on 20th October 2014 in News

EcksteinbooksFrom, 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.



Politics & Comics Panel at Columbia

Posted on 19th October 2014 in News







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

Donnelly Speaks

Posted on 17th October 2014 in News















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,

Video: New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor on the Caption Contest

Posted on 16th October 2014 in News

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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.

Gerberg’s Art Party

Posted on 15th October 2014 in News

clubhouseFrom, “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.

Spiegelman, Burns, Tomine, Chast & more at Comics Arts Brooklyn

Posted on 14th October 2014 in News

cab_poster_finalSM-632x1028From The Comics Beat, “Comics Arts Brooklyn Festival announces programming with Burns, Spiegelman, Chast, more”

–the event takes place November 8th and 9th.

New Yorker Artists Converse in San Fran; Partying with Mick Stevens

Posted on 12th October 2014 in News









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 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.

A Surprise By Way of E.B. White’s “The Lady Is Cold”

Posted on 10th October 2014 in News

The Lady is Cold

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.