Tom Toro on His Second Time Around Doing The Daily…and His New Website; Kaamran Hafeez Begins The Daily

Posted on 3rd August 2015 in News

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Tom Toro (left) has handed off The New Yorker‘s Daily Cartoon to Kaamran Hafeez.  I asked Tom, who has now done the Daily twice, how it was for him the second time around.  Here’s what he said:

The evenings, mornings, afternoons, I have measured out my life with Daily ‘Toons.  And coffee.  That too.  It was a hectic midsummer, luckily for my second go-round at the helm of the Daily, six weeks stuffed full with excellent topics to satirize: the Supreme Court handing down landmark decisions every fifteen seconds, Republican candidates replicating like a beheaded hydra, the Pluto flyby, Comic Con, and on a personal level the arrival of my firstborn son.  I survived the insanity by using every trick in the cartoonist’s handbag (and some stolen from the doula’s), while taking advantage of the freer format offered by web publishing to manage the job on the road.  It was a whirlwind.  Now I’m home again.  My tenure has ended.  Nap time.

Link here to visit Mr. Toro’s new website

A Thurber Letter to His Lawyer; David Borchart on Pencils; An Interview with Matt Diffee; A Documentary on Cartoonists to be Televised

Posted on 29th July 2015 in News

7624093370_6fe323560c_oFrom Letters of Note,  “Sure, Go Ahead”– this letter from James Thurber to his lawyer.

Link here to the Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio.

 

 

 

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The blog, A Case For Pencils, features David Borchart, one of the very best new wave New Yorker cartoonists.

Link here to see the post.

Link to Mr. Borchart’s New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank website.

 

 

 

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From The Huffington Post, July 30, 2015, this short interview:  “New Yorker Cartoonist Matthew Diffee on His Book: Hand-Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People”

 

 

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Very Semi-Serious, a documentary film exploring the workings of a handful of  New Yorker cartoonists has been picked up by HBO. Here’s Indiewire‘s story about it.  [left: Mort Gerberg, one of the cartoonists profiled in the film]

A “Bookazine” to Celebrate 90 Years of New Yorker Cartoons

Posted on 26th July 2015 in News

90th back cover  My thanks to a colleague out in the middle of America who alerted me to this showing up on his local newsstand this weekend.  For those wondering what a bookazine is, it’s a soft cover, perfect bound publication, the same size as The New Yorker magazine. This particular bookazine is 144 pages, and costs $9.99.  It carries no ads except from the magazine’s Cartoon Bank and an ad for the upcoming New Yorker Festival, with sponsors listed. The back cover (below) lists the cartoonists represented (click on the image to enlarge).

 

Paul Karasik: How Not to Get a Cartoon in The New Yorker

Posted on 24th July 2015 in News

PaulFrom Paul Karasik’s blog, Rules to Vivere By, this graphic report:  “How Not to Get a Cartoon in The New Yorker”

New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor on the “Hurt of Humor”

Posted on 23rd July 2015 in News

BobFrom The Vineyard Gazette, July 23, 2015, “The Serious Art of Drawing Funny” — an interview with The New Yorker‘s Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff.

Leo Cullum: The Pilot Who Made People Smile; Kim Warp Pencilled

Posted on 22nd July 2015 in News

LeoHere’s a nice piece about the late Leo Cullum: “The Pilot Who Made People Smile” from a Bangor Daily News blog.

Link here to Mr. Cullum’s New Yorker work.

 

 

 

 

 

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06b4556Kim Warp is the latest New Yorker cartoonist to talk about tools of the trade on the blog, A Case For PencilsSee it here.

Link here to Ms. Warp’s New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.

Link here to Ms. Warp’s website.

Mick Stevens, Paul Karasik & Bob Mankoff’s Semi-Serious Discussion on Martha’s Vineyard; Fave Photo of the Day

Posted on 21st July 2015 in News

martha_basicThis Friday, Mick Stevens, Paul Karasik & Bob Mankoff will discuss New Yorker cartooning following a screening of the documentary film,  “Very Semi-Serious”

Details here.

More on the panelists:

Mick Stevens’ website

Paul Karasik’s blog

Bob Mankoff’s website

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 Fave Photo of the Day

George Booth, Marisa Marchetto Acocella, and Matthew Diffee at this evening’s  NYPL event (see the July 15th Ink Spill post for details).    Photo courtesy of Marcie Jacobs-Cole

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A Cartoonist’s 7 Lessons on the Art of Storytelling

Posted on 20th July 2015 in News

DONNELLY_20Photo300dpiFrom The Huffington Post, July 19, 2015, “The Art of Storytelling — 7 Lessons From Cartoonist Liza Donnelly”  — (link includes a lengthy video of Donnelly’s recent live interview with Michael Krigsman and Vala Afshar on CXOTalk).  

 

Ms. Donnelly’s website

Booth, Acocella, & Diffee’s Illustrated Conversation at The New York Public Library; Liza Donnelly to Speak at The Norman Rockwell Museum; Michael Crawford’s Paintings Exhibited

Posted on 15th July 2015 in News

NYPLGeorge Booth, Marisa Acocella Marchetto, and Matthew Diffee will engage in an illustrated conversation Tuesday, July 21st at the NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library.  Details here.

 

 

Mr. Booth, who began contributing  to The New Yorker in 1969, was recently featured in Richard Gehr’s book of interviews, I Only Read It For the Cartoons. cartoonscover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Marchetto’s latest book, Ann Tenna: A Novel is due September 1, 2015. She began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998.Ann Tenna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Diffee’s latest book,  Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People  was published last May. He began contributing to The New Yorker in 1999.

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LDLiza Donnelly will be at The Norman Rockwell Museum tomorrow evening speaking about her life as a New Yorker cartoonist. Details here. Ms. Donnelly is now in her 33rd year of contributing to The New Yorker. Her most recent book, Women on Men was a finalist for The Thurber Prize.

 

 

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MCThe Atwater Gallery (Rhinebeck, NY) will  host an exhibit of Michael Crawford‘s paintings  beginning this Saturday, July 18th.  Details here.  Mr. Crawford’s first drawing appeared in The New Yorker in 1984.

Drew Dernavich’s First Children’s Book

Posted on 14th July 2015 in News

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With the publication this coming February of It’s Not Easy Being Number 3, Drew Dernavich continues the long tradition of New Yorker cartoonists venturing into the children’s book world (the list includes, among many others,  Rea Irvin, Lee Lorenz, James Stevenson, Robert Kraus, James Thurber, William Steig, Frank Modell, Ed Arno, Edward Koren, Henry Martin, Syd Hoff, Dana Fradon, Jack Ziegler, Liza Donnelly, Danny Shanahan, Harry Bliss, and Roz Chast).

[It’s Not Easy Being Number 3, Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano, February 2016]

More info:

Mr. Dernavich’s website