From 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)
Out 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.
And 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 Atlantic, Parents, Redbook, and many others.
From Design Matters, Debbie Millman’s interview with Roz Chast.
Link to Ms. Chast’s website here.
[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.
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.
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…
…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:
From newyorker.com. January 30, 2016, “Losing Nigel” – this piece on parting with pets by David Sipress
Peter 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.
The Capitalist: A Thriller will be in bookstores February 23rd. Thomas Dunne Books is publishing.
…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.
Here’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.
[photo from newyorker.com]
From Paul Karasik‘s blog Rules to Vivere By, this post: “Mission in Angouleme”
We 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