Feiffer, Donnelly, and Kuper to Speak at The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists Convention; In Conversation: Arnie Levin & Sam Gross

Posted on 3rd September 2015 in News

AAEC2015-inkbottleLiza Donnelly, Peter Kuper and Jules Feiffer (who will appear via Skype) will speak this weekend at the 2015 AAEC convention.  Details here.








Gehrbookcover_000Sam 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.

Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s “Ann Tenna” Book Party

Posted on 2nd September 2015 in News

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)

IMG_5020The scene outside Da Silvano.











The author’s shoes









A promotional sweet

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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

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Drew Friedman on Arnold Roth’s Album Covers

Posted on 31st August 2015 in News

Learned of this by way of a Mike Lynch FB post…

arnold2From Drew Friedman’s blog, August 28, 2015,   “Arnold Roth Album Covers”


Book of Interest: The Complete Dick Tracy, Vol. 19: 1959 – 61

Posted on 29th August 2015 in News

Dick TracyFrom 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’s Tools of the Trade on Pencils Blog

Posted on 26th August 2015 in News

tumblr_inline_ntp414f2f01sj0qh6_500Ken Krimstein is next up on the blog A Case For Pencils. An excellent post! Read it here.

Book of Interest: Jason Polan’s Every Person in New York; Two Interviews: Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Roz Chast; Evan Forsch’s Coloring Book

Posted on 22nd August 2015 in News




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'”




cover-book11nf_chast_credit_bill_franzenFrom The Recorder, August 19, 2015, “Roz Chast: a born cartoonist”






evan CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform has just published Coloring Magic by Evan Forsch.

Link here to Mr. Forsch’s website

Chris Weyant’s Excellent Boston Adventure; Donnelly, Mankoff to Speak at University of Rhode Island; Sam Gross, Rick Meyerowitz on Lampoon Panel at The Society of Illustrators; Barbara Smaller on Pencils Blog

Posted on 18th August 2015 in News

Chris WeyantFrom Editor & Publisher, August 18, 2015, ” Digital Publishing: Time For a Reinvention” — an article featuring Chris Weyant. Click here to read more.. »

Joe Dator’s Pencil Post

Posted on 13th August 2015 in News

tumblr_inline_nsz46eu3hQ1sj0qh6_500Joe Dator is the most recent New Yorker cartoonist to tell all about his tools of the trade on A Case For PencilsRead it here.

Interview of Interest: Marisa Acocella Marchetto

Posted on 9th August 2015 in News


“The Mary Sue Interview: Marisa Acocella Marchetto Talks Ann Tenna”


Related: PEN DIY with Marisa Acocella Marchetto: How to Use Death as Your Life Coach

Book of Interest: King of the Comics

Posted on 7th August 2015 in News

KFS_cvr-MOCKONLY-659x851King 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.