[full disclosure: although Ms. Norris and I arrived at The New Yorker within months of each other nearly forty years ago, we’ve never met]
Thanks to Attempted Bloggery, we can take a close look at The New Yorker’s ninth issue. Go look!
From Word & Film, April 16, 2015, “Q&A With ‘I Was A Child’ Writer-Cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan”
When The New Yorker moved downtown from midtown this past February, it was reassuring (and yes, exciting) to note that a fragment of Thurber illustrated wall from the magazine’s second home at 25 West 43rd Street went along for the ride and was promptly reinstalled.
Also exciting: the framed print of one of Peter Arno’s masterpieces, “Well, back to the old drawing board” that was once displayed on the 20th floor at 4 Times Square also traveled downtown to the 38th floor of 1 World Trade Center. (photo above courtesy of Liza Donnelly)
Here’s how Arnos drawing looked in the magazine the week it was published March 1, 1941.
Ink Spill’s Fave Photo of the Day: Walsh, Schwartz & Dator; “I Only Read It For the Cartoons” Author to Speak at the New York Public Library
Ink Spill’s Fave Photo of the Day (courtesy of Joe Dator):
Richard Gehr, author of I Only Read It For the Cartoons will speak at The New York Public Library on April 15th. The book is a collection of interviews with a bevy of the magazine’s artists including Sam Gross, Lee Lorenz, and Arnie Levin.
Bruce Eric Kaplan, (or BEK as New Yorker cartoon enthusiasts know him) will be appearing at The Rubin Museum April 15th in conversation with memory specialist Barry Gordon. All the information here
BEK’s latest book, I Was A Child: A Memoir, will be in bookstores April 14th.
This week, A Case For Pencils features the always entertaining Shannon Wheeler.
Liza Donnelly is among those exhibiting in this group show. Info below:
GRAND OPENING ON APRIL 18TH, 2015 AT 7:00PM: ALUNA ART FOUNDATION OPENS NEW HEADQUARTER WITH AN EXHIBITION CYCLE ON TRUTH AND CENSORSHIP. “Parriastes: The Cutting Edge of Truth. 26 graphic communicators on censorship and freedom of thought”
From the press release:
“Parriastes: The Cutting Edge of Truth”
A selection of works from 25 renowned graphic humorists and editorial illustrators from America,
Europe, Africa and Asia, on the topic of censorship and freedom of thought.
Aluna Art Foundation
1393 S. W. 1st Street, Miami Fl. 33135
Link here for more info:
Here’s a link to New Yorker cartoonist BEK (Bruce Eric Kaplan) speaking on NPR’s Fresh Air about his forthcoming memoir, I Was A Child.
Attempted Bloggery continues its series of close-looks at the earliest issues of The New Yorker. Next up: The 7th issue, April 4, 1925.