Peter Arno…the Galley

Posted on 11th February 2016 in News

Arno galleyFrom The Dept. of Self Promotion

Please forgive this moment of tooting my own galley.  It’s an odd and interesting thing finally seeing Arno’s biography closing in on publication.  Just another month or so until it’s finished,  and then off it goes out into the world (Pub date: April 19th)



Drew Dernavich’s “It’s Not Easy Being Number Three” Out Today

Posted on 9th February 2016 in News

DDOut today is Drew Dernavich‘s book for pre-schoolers, It’s Not Easy Being Number Three (Henry Holt & Co.)

From the publisher:

Drew Dernavich is a regular cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine, and the recipient of a National Cartoonists Society award. His cartoons have also appeared in many publications including TIME, the Wall Street Journal,Harvard Business Review, the Boston Globe, and the comics anthology Flight. He lives in New York City.

Menaker, Chast’s African Svelte Cover

Posted on 9th February 2016 in News

Dan:RozAnd finally a cover for Daniel Menaker & Roz Chast’s October release, The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense

From the publisher:

Inspired by his tenure at The New Yorker, this collection of comical, revelatory errors foraged from the wilds of everyday English comes with commentary by the author, illustrations by Roz Chast, and a foreword from Billy Collins.

DANIEL MENAKER began his career as a fact checker at The New Yorker, where he became an editor and worked for twenty-six years. A former book editor, Menaker is the author of six books; he has written for the New York Times, the AtlanticParents, Redbook, and many others.




Bob Eckstein’s Super Bowl Coverage

Posted on 7th February 2016 in News




Bob Eckstein graphically covered his 5th Super Bowl for The New York Times.

Here’s a slideshow of yesterday’s efforts.


Bob Eckstein’s website.

Link to Mr. Eckstein’s New Yorker work here.

An Excellent Interview with Roz Chast; Felipe Galindo Pencilled; A New Cartoon From Peter Steiner

Posted on 3rd February 2016 in News

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From Design Matters,  Debbie Millman’s  interview with Roz Chast.

Link to Ms. Chast’s website here.






Courtesy of Eugenio Castro

[photo:  Eugenio Castro]

The latest subject on Jane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencils blog: Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo).  See it here!

Link here to Mr. Galindo’s website.






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Ever alert to Peter Steiner‘s  blog, Hopeless But Not Serious, Ink Spill  sends you over there to see his latest cartoon.


Link here to Mr. Steiner’s website.

The New Yorker’s 91st Anniversary Issue

Posted on 1st February 2016 in News

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On the newsstands this week and next (because it’s a double issue): The New Yorker Anniversary issue (yes, it’s called that on the Table of Contents).


Eustace Tilley, as you can see by the cover, has returned, albeit not Rea Irvin’s original.


Small ChangeS Noted:

At the bottom of the Table of Contents, the typeface used for the Drawings (meaning cartoons) has returned to this font…

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…after a brief flirtation with the font below  as part of the magazine’s re-design of certain sections (Goings On About Town, etc.):



ALSO: Was happy to see the (refined*) Rea Irvin typeface has returned to the following headings: Goings On About Town, Classical Music, Art, Night Life, Movies, The Theatre, and Above & Beyond.  (oddly, Food & Drink is still hanging in there with interlocking “oo”s — a use that goes back to the version of the font in the earliest issues).

*refined meaning that the Irvin typeface was once less perfect along its edges than it is today.  Examples:old Irvin




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David Sipress’s Flying Turtle

Posted on 30th January 2016 in News

DSFrom January 30, 2016, “Losing Nigel” – this piece on parting with pets by David Sipress

New Cartoons from Peter Steiner; and More Spills…

Posted on 28th January 2016 in News

Steiner : sky is fallingPeter Steiner, the fellow who brought us The New Yorker‘s most republished drawing in its history, is gearing up for the February publication of his newest novel, The Capitalist, by treating us all to new cartoons.  The most recent drawing appears here. To see others visit Mr. Steiner’s blog,  Hopeless But Not Serious.

Peter Steiner’s website.


Peter's CapitalistThe Capitalist: A Thriller will be in bookstores February 23rd.  Thomas Dunne Books is publishing.









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From The Observer, January 27, 2016, “No Escape From The New Yorker  — this piece on the various areas where The New Yorker is roaming outside of the print world.

and speaking of roaming, here’s a piece from Indiewire, on the magazine’s new Amazon series, The New Yorker Presents.

A Cartoonist’s Studio; Sipress Returns to The New Yorker’s Daily Cartoon; Karasik Reports From Angouleme

Posted on 26th January 2016 in News

160111_10-23-26_5DSR9087Here’s a fun piece on Curbed about a newer New Yorker cartoonist, Julia Wertz and her studio.  Lots of photos and lots to look at in the photos.  [photo by Max Touhey for Curbed]









Ben Schwartz has passed The New Yorker‘s Daily Cartoon baton to David Sipress. This is Mr. Sipress’s third adventure in the pressure cooker.

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From Paul Karasik‘s blog Rules to Vivere By, this post: “Mission in Angouleme”

Cover Revealed for Bob Eckstein’s Footnotes From the World’s Greatest Bookstores

Posted on 25th January 2016 in News

Eckstein's booksWe now have a cover for Bob Eckstein‘s Footnotes From the World’s Greatest Bookstores, due this October from Clarkson Potter. The publisher’s listing.

Link here to Mr. Eckstein’s website