Liza Donnelly, Peter Kuper and Jules Feiffer (who will appear via Skype) will speak this weekend at the 2015 AAEC convention. Details here.
Sam Gross and Arnie Levin will appear in conversation with Richard Gehr, the author of I Only Read It For the Cartoons (Sept.15 at The Wasserman Jewish Studies Center). Details here.
An assortment of photos taken tonight at Da Silvano in Greenwich Village, where Marisa Acocella Marchetto celebrated the publication of her new book, Ann Tenna. Among the New Yorker cartoonists attending were S. Harris, Sam Gross, Mort Gerberg, Charlie Hankin, Bob Eckstein and Liza Donnelly (photos courtesy of Liza Donnelly)
The scene outside Da Silvano.
The author’s shoes
A promotional sweet
Below: Ms. Marchetto & New Yorker Editorial Assistant and newyorker.com contributor, Colin Stokes; Erica Jong & Liza Donnelly; Bob Eckstein; a live Ann Tenna; Charlie Hankin & friend
Learned of this by way of a Mike Lynch FB post…
From Drew Friedman’s blog, August 28, 2015, “Arnold Roth Album Covers”
From time-to-time I momentarily take Ink Spill outside The New Yorker cartoon orbit — in this case a brief auto-biographical moment.
As a kid I was deep into Batman and Superman comic books as well as the Dick Tracy newspaper comic strips. While they’ve never been all that obvious an influence on my own drawings in The New Yorker, they’re mixed in the foundation (along with a whole bunch of other comic book & comic strip characters).
This particular volume of Dick Tracy strips hits particularly close to home as it covers the years when I was first introduced to Chester Gould’s world, wrapped around the Sunday editions of New York’s Daily News.
The Complete Dick Tracy, Volume 19: 1959 – 1961, IDW Publishing, will be in book stores October 15th.
Ken Krimstein is next up on the blog A Case For Pencils. An excellent post! Read it here.
Just out from Chronicle Books, Jason Polan‘s Every Person in New York.
Further reading: Here’s a profile of Mr. Polan in Vice from September of last year
(my thanks to Bob Eckstein for bringing this to my attention)
From WWD, August 20, 2015, “Marisa Acocella Marchetto Returns with ‘Ann Tenna: A novel'”
From The Recorder, August 19, 2015, “Roz Chast: a born cartoonist”
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform has just published Coloring Magic by Evan Forsch.
Link here to Mr. Forsch’s website
Joe Dator is the most recent New Yorker cartoonist to tell all about his tools of the trade on A Case For Pencils. Read it here.
King of the Comics: One Hundred Years of King Features Syndicate, due in November from IDW Publishing (they’re the folks who brought us the fabulous Cartoon Monarch: Otto Soglow and The Little King), this looks to be a must have for every cartoon library. Do Peter Arno’s Whoops Sisters, syndicated briefly by King in the 1930s, make an appearance? We’ll just have to wait and see.