Book of Interest: Between You & Me

Posted on 21st April 2015 in News

NorrisFor any fan of The New Yorker, and/or any fan of punctuation, and/or pencils,  this is the book for you. The final chapter, “F*ck This Sh*t” is the funniest thing I’ve read in decades.

[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]

A Close-look at The New Yorker’s Ninth Issue

Posted on 20th April 2015 in News

NYer's 9th




Thanks to Attempted Bloggery, we can take a close look at The New Yorker’s ninth issue. Go look!

Q&A with BEK (Bruce Eric Kaplan)

Posted on 16th April 2015 in News

BEKsFrom Word & Film, April 16, 2015,  “Q&A With ‘I Was A Child’ Writer-Cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan”

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Fave Photos of the Week: Booth, Donnelly, Wheeler; Avi Steinberg on Pencils

Posted on 15th April 2015 in News



Two fave photos this week: Liza Donnelly with George Booth at The New Yorker

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and Shannon Wheeler with Mr. Booth.



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Avi Steinberg is showing us his pencils & paper (and ink and eraser) this week on A Case For Pencils

Arno Travels Well

Posted on 13th April 2015 in News

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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.

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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

Posted on 10th April 2015 in News

Ink Spill’s Fave Photo of the Day (courtesy of Joe Dator):

Liam Walsh, Ben Schwartz and Joe Dator working on a podcast (a link to the podcast will be posted here once there’s a link to post)

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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.

All the details here

BEK (Bruce Eric Kaplan) at The Rubin Discussing Memory

Posted on 9th April 2015 in News

Screen shot 2014-08-31 at 4.50.41 PMBruce 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.

Link here to his New Yorker work.

A Case For Pencils with Wheeler

Posted on 8th April 2015 in News



This week, A Case For Pencils features the always entertaining Shannon Wheeler.

Various Exhibits: Liza Donnelly, Roz Chast, Michael Crawford

Posted on 6th April 2015 in News









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:


Currently at the Danese Corey Gallery: “Something More Pleasant” — an exhibit of Roz Chast’s drawings, textiles and dyed eggs.  Link here for info.






Dallas NO. 3_T11 Michael Crawford is part of an exhibition at The Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY.  The show runs from April 22 – May 31.  Details here.

BEK Talks About His Memoir on “Fresh Air”; A Very Close Look at The New Yorker’s 7th Issue

Posted on 3rd April 2015 in News

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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.

Link here to see his New Yorker work


NYer's 7thAttempted Bloggery  continues its series of close-looks at the earliest issues of The New YorkerNext up: The 7th issue, April 4, 1925.