Fave Photo of the Day: Flake & Dator at “Mama Tried” Launch

Posted on 8th October 2015 in News

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Here’s Emily Flake and Joe Dator at last night’s Book Court launch party for Ms. Flake’s new book, Mama Tried.  (photo courtesy of Joe Dator).


Emily Flake’s website

Joe Dator’s website

The New Yorker’s Julia Suits on Pencils

Posted on 7th October 2015 in News

tumblr_inline_nvtj6jdD7N1sj0qh6_500Julia Suits is the latest New Yorker cartoonist to do a show & tell on the blog,  A Case For Pencils. See her post here.

Fave Photos of the Day: Mick Stevens, Liza Donnelly & P.C. Vey; Flake Book Launch

Posted on 6th October 2015 in News

At The New Yorker today: Mick Stevens photographing P.C. Vey,  and Liza Donnelly with  Mr. Stevens (both photos courtesy of Ms. Donnelly).

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If you’re in Brooklyn tomorrow,  help celebrate the launch of Emily Flake’s Mama Tried. All the info here


Paul Karasik Comes Across an Otto Soglow Table (& More) in Pennsy.

Posted on 4th October 2015 in News






















Link here to Paul Karasik’s blog, Rules To Vivere By for an extended report on his cartoony adventure in Pennsylvania.

Above: Karasik’s photo of an Otto Soglow table

A Case For Pencils — The Backstory

Posted on 2nd October 2015 in News

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Here’s the origin story for Jane Mattimoe’s increasingly interesting  blog on New Yorker cartoonists talking about the tools of their trade.

New New Yorker Cover Exhibit at the Westport Historical Society

Posted on 28th September 2015 in News

WestportCheck out this new  Westport Historical Society exhibit featuring New Yorker covers by Westport area New Yorker artists  along with photographs of many of the Westport scenes that inspired the covers.  Read all about it here (including the details of a forthcoming conversation with The New Yorker‘s former Art Editor, Lee Lorenz).

Also: Read about The New Yorker in Westport (below), a limited edition coffee table book just published by the Society.


Exhibit: John Norment’s Watercolors

Posted on 25th September 2015 in News








There will be an exhibit of the late John Norment’s watercolors at the Leclerc Contemporary Gallery beginning October 22nd, and running through November 8th.

Info: Leclerc Contemporary Gallery,
19 Willard Road, Norwalk, CT 06851
located at the Fairfield County Antique and Design Center


Here’s Ink Spill‘s John Norment New Yorker Cartoonists A- Z entry:

Born, Lebanon, Tennessee, 1911.  Died, Westport, Connecticut, 1988.  New Yorker work: fourteen drawings and two covers, between 1969 and 1982.  According to his website (run by his niece) Norment had  a long, wide ranging career, working as assistant art director for Esquire, as an editor at Dell for their humor publications ( such as 1,000 Laughs, You’ve Gotta  Be Joking), a World War 2 combat photographer-correspondent, a professional photographer, a painter, a writer and a vocalist.  More information about his life and work can be found here: johnnorment.com/about.htmnorment 2



Carolita Johnson Pencilled

Posted on 23rd September 2015 in News

tumblr_inline_nv3n72hBSn1sj0qh6_500Carolita Johnson is this week’s subject on Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful blog, A Case For Pencils.  Check it out here.

( you’ll find an array of links for Ms. Johnson’s work on the Pencils piece)

Left: a Johnson work-in-progress

Video: David Sipress on Making A Cartoon

Posted on 22nd September 2015 in News












From newyorker.com, this short video, “The Making of a Cartoon”  featuring David Sipress  working, as all New Yorker cartoonists do,  at a small table in an empty playground.

Glen Le Lievre Speaks Down Under

Posted on 21st September 2015 in News

glenIf you’re in the land down under on October 3rd, you can see Glen Le Lievre speak.

Here’s a link to the event.

and a link to his website.