Charlie Hankin & Good Cop Great Cop

Posted on 22nd August 2014 in News

HankinCharlie Hankin is half of Good Cop Great Cop.  Read an interview with he and Matt Porter here.  Also, here’s a link to their upcoming work, Nancy Pelosi.

Library of Congress National Book Festival includes Feiffer, Donnelly and Staake

Posted on 21st August 2014 in News

poster_enlargeNew Yorker contributors Jules Feiffer, Liza Donnelly and Bob Staake join a large number of authors, August 30th.

Info here.


On the cover of this week’s New Yorker: Danny Shanahan; Ben Schwartz Does The Daily

Posted on 18th August 2014 in News

CV1_TNY_08_25_14Shanahan.inddHere’s a fun piece (with a brief slide show) on The New Yorker‘s website about Danny Shanahan’s latest cover.











Ben Schwartz has taken the Daily Cartoon baton from Farley Katz, who has been doing the Daily since June 23rd. Click here to see the cartoon up close on

Liza Donnelly is a Thurber Prize Finalist

Posted on 13th August 2014 in News

Women On Men COVER FINALWomen on Men (Narrative Library), the most recent book by Liza Donnelly, the long time New Yorker cartoonist, has been selected as one of three finalists for The Thurber Prize.  The other nominees are David Letterman & Bruce McCall for This Land Was Made For You and Me (But Mostly Me) and John Kenney for Truth in Advertising. The winner will be announced at Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York, September 30th.


Donnelly, who was, with me,  a Thurber Prize semi-finalist, for our joint effort in 2009, Cartoon Marriage, has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1982. Below is her Ink Spill “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z” entry:


Liza Donnelly Born, Washington, D.C. NYer work: 1982 – Key book: Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons (Prometheus, 2005).  Edited: Mothers & Daughters ( Ballantine, 1993), Fathers & Sons ( Ballantine, 1994), Sex & Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Modern Love…in 200 Cartoons ( Twelve, 2008).  Co-authored with Michael Maslin:  Husbands & Wives ( Ballantine 1995),  Call Me When You Reach Nirvana ( Andrew & McMeel, 1995),  Cartoon Marriage ( with Michael Maslin) (Random House, 2009), When Do They Serve the Wine?( Chronicle, 2010).  Donnelly also wrote and illustrated a popular series of dinosaur books for children ( Dinosaur Day, Dinosaur Beach, Dinosaur Halloween, etc.) all published by Scholastic.

Link to Donnelly’s website here.

Link to Donnelly’s New Yorker work here.



Happy 70th Smokey

Posted on 9th August 2014 in News


Seems the right moment to bring this drawing out of The New Yorker‘s archives to help celebrate Smokey Bear’s 70th Birthday. It originally appeared in the magazine July 19, 1999.

Helen Hokinson Covers on ebay

Posted on 9th August 2014 in News

Hoky May 27It’s unusual for one Helen Hokinson original New Yorker cover to show up on ebay.  Right now, there are two (both listed by the same seller). The auction ends in nine days.

Was always fascinated by her August 1948 cover with its New Yorker logo incorporated into the work.

(no link to these.  Just go to ebay and type Helen Hokinson into the search box)


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Review: Gehr’s “I Only Read It For the Cartoons”

Posted on 6th August 2014 in News

9780544114456From Kirkus Review, August 6, 2014, “I Only Read It For the Cartoons” the forthcoming collection of interviews by Richard Gehr.

Kliban Cartoons Online

Posted on 4th August 2014 in News

VoiceFrom Lines and Colors, August 4, 2014,“B. Kliban cartoons on the web” — this post with lots of helpful links.

And…here’s part of the Kliban entry on Ink Spill‘s “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z”:

B.(Bernard) Kliban     Born, Norwalk, Connecticut, January 1, 1935.  Died, August 12, 1990, San Francisco, California. NYer work: 1 drawing, November 30, 1963.

Mankoff Memoir Review: What’s So Funny?

Posted on 3rd August 2014 in News

AR-140809924From The Gazette (Iowa), August 3, 2014, “What’s So Funny?” — a review of The New Yorker‘s current cartoon editor’s memoir, How About Never — Is Never Good For You?

Peter Arno’s Poetic Appearance

Posted on 31st July 2014 in News

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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.