New Yorker website redesign launched; Why Koren Runs

Posted on 21st July 2014 in News

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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.

 

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From the Ink Spill Archives: A Wartime New Yorker Pamphlet

Posted on 16th July 2014 in News

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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:

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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.

Fave Photo of the Day: George Booth at The New Yorker

Posted on 15th July 2014 in News

Booth:WalshLiza 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.

Interview: Bob Mankoff; “Every Tuesday Afternoon” to be Screened

Posted on 13th July 2014 in News

 

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From  History News Network, July 13, 2014, “A Life in Cartoons: An Interview with New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff”

 

 

 

 

 

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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).

Details here.

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Some More on the Vineyard Exhibit; Mankoff Speaks on Long Island

Posted on 11th July 2014 in News

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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.

 

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Also near the water, the New Yorker‘s Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff will be speaking at the Quogue Library this weekend. Details here.

Chast at The Bruce

Posted on 8th July 2014 in News

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Here’s a link to the Bruce Museum in Greenwich

for all the info on the upcoming exhibit of Ms. Chast’s work.

Steinberg’s 100th Celebrated in Chicago

Posted on 4th July 2014 in News

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From The Chicago Sun Times, July 3, 2014, “Art Institute of Chicago exhibit sheds much light on the career of Saul Steinberg”–this piece on The Art Institute’s “Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of his birth” running from today through October 12, 2014

Link here to the Art Institute’s page on the exhibit.

Link here to the Saul Steinberg Foundation.

Link here to see some of Steinberg’s New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank website.

 

 

(My thanks to the cartoonist, Ken Krimstein for bringing this exhibit to my attention via Facebook)

 

 

Martha’s Vineyard Exhibit includes Feiffer, Wortman, Stevens, and Karasik

Posted on 3rd July 2014 in News

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If you’re in the neighborhood here’s a must-see exhibit that includes work by Jules Feiffer, Mick Stevens, Denys Wortman, and  Paul Karasik (who is also curating the event). Details on the poster as well as on Featherstone’s website.

EdWard Koren’s “On Call”; Bob Eckstein’s OutdoorFest Coverage for newyorker.com

Posted on 2nd July 2014 in News

On CallFrom Vermont’s Seven Days, “Vermont’s Cartoonist Laureate to the Rescue” — this”firehouse anecdote” written and illustrated by Edward Koren.
Link here to Mr. Koren’s website

 

 

 

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Bob Eckstein returns to newyorker.com’s Culture Desk with this July 1st post, “New Yorkers Attempt the Outdoor Lifestyle”

 

Link here to visit Bob Eckstein’s website

Book of Interest: Cartoons for Victory

Posted on 1st July 2014 in News

61za5b1m32LComing from Fantagraphics in April of 2015: Cartoons for Victory by Warren Bernard.  Foreward by Bob Dole

 

With its eye-catching cover reminiscent of the great Peter Arno collections of the 1940s and 1950s, this collection promises to be a must-have addition to any cartoon library (full disclosure: Mr. Bernard has contributed scans of rare book covers to Ink Spill‘s New Yorker Cartoonist Library).

From the publisher’s notes:

Superman, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and others helped fight World War II via comic books and strips, single-panel and editorial cartoons, and even ads. Cartoons for Victory showcases wartime work by cartoonists such as Charles Addams (The Addams Family), Harold Gray (Little Orphan Annie), Harvey Kurtzman (Mad magazine), Will Eisner, and many others. Most of the cartoons and comics in this book have not been seen since their first publication. Editor Bernard gathered them over years of unstinting research through private collections and the obscure holdings of public sources. This is the most comprehensive collection ever assembled of World War II–era cartoons, reflecting the indefatigable spirit of the time.