From the Summer 2014 Southern Review, a poem, “Carefully” by David Petruzelli, with Peter Arno as its focus. (Link to it here — scroll down past the first poem to see it). Note: the photograph of Arno referenced in the poem appears in Brendan Gill’s Here At The New Yorker.
Roger Angell, the New Yorker editor and writer, who at one time was close to becoming the magazine’s cartoon editor, was honored in Cooperstown, New York. Here’s how The New York Times covered it: “Revered Essays on the Game Lead to Hall of Fame Honor”
An interesting site here with material regarding Mr. Searle as well as Andre Francoise.
New Yorker editor David Remnick made a return appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, witnessing then commenting on a handful of the magazine’s cartoons brought to life. The featured cartoons by: Christopher Weyant, Harry Bliss, Emily Flake, Zachary Kanin, and the late Charles Barsotti.
Link here to see the piece. And if you want to see the first live cartoons on Late Night, click here.
The New Yorker‘s website redesign debuts today. Go here to see it. Here’s a related article from Capital New York, July 21, 2014.
From Runners World, “runner and cartoonist” Edward Koren tells us, in a few words, why he runs.
Back in late May I posted interesting cover art from Rea Irvin. Today, another item from the bundle of donated materials, Excerpts From The New Yorker. As explained inside the front cover:
This 27 page pamphlet contains drawings by Alain (on the cover as well as inside), Peter Arno, Robert Day, George Price, Richard Decker, Charles Addams, Roberta MacDonald, Gluyas Williams, Frank Beaven, Alan Dunn, and Barbara Shermund.
As a bonus, this particular copy features an “R” in bold red on the cover. Art approved for publication by Harold Ross (The New Yorker‘s founder, and editor from 1925 through 1951) would bear his initial.
Liza Donnelly took this great photo of George Booth and Liam Walsh as they sat in the Cartoonists Lounge at The New Yorker today. A framed Charles Addams print lurks in the background.
From History News Network, July 13, 2014, “A Life in Cartoons: An Interview with New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff”
Rachel Loube’s short, Every Tuesday Afternoon, A Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists, will be screened at the upcoming Rochester Jewish Film Festival. The film focuses on several cartoonists, including Emily Flake, Zach Kanin, Drew Dernavich, Sidney Harris (below left) and Mort Gerberg (below right).
From the Vineyard Gazette, July 10, 2014, “Art of Cartooning No Laughing Matter” — a piece on the upcoming exhibit at Featherstone Center for the Arts (mentioned here just the other day) featuring the work of Mick Stevens, Jules Feiffer, Paul Karasik and Denys Wortman, among others.
Also near the water, the New Yorker‘s Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff will be speaking at the Quogue Library this weekend. Details here.
Here’s a link to the Bruce Museum in Greenwich
for all the info on the upcoming exhibit of Ms. Chast’s work.