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.


Roger Angell in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Posted on 27th July 2014 in News

AngellRoger Angell, the New Yorker editor and writer, who at one time was close to becoming the magazine’s cartoon editor, was honored in Cooperstown, New York.  Here’s how The New York Times covered it: “Revered Essays on the Game Lead to Hall of Fame Honor”

Blogspotting: Ronald Searle Tribute

Posted on 26th July 2014 in News

PerpetuaHeader3An interesting site here with material regarding Mr. Searle as well as Andre Francoise.

David Remnick returns to Late Night with Live Cartoons

Posted on 23rd July 2014 in News




New Yorker editor David Remnick made a return appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, witnessing then commenting on a handful of the magazine’s cartoons brought to life. The featured cartoons by: Christopher Weyant, Harry Bliss, Emily Flake, Zachary Kanin, and the late Charles Barsotti.

Link here to see the piece. And if you want to see the first live cartoons on Late Night, click here.

New Yorker website redesign launched; Why Koren Runs

Posted on 21st July 2014 in News










The New Yorker‘s website redesign debuts today. Go here to see it. Here’s a related article from Capital New York, July 21, 2014.





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From the Ink Spill Archives: A Wartime New Yorker Pamphlet

Posted on 16th July 2014 in News

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Back in late May I posted interesting cover art from Rea Irvin.  Today, another item from the bundle of donated materials, Excerpts From The New Yorker. As explained inside the front cover:

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This 27 page pamphlet contains drawings by Alain (on the cover as well as inside), Peter Arno, Robert Day, George Price, Richard Decker, Charles Addams, Roberta MacDonald, Gluyas Williams, Frank Beaven, Alan Dunn, and Barbara Shermund.

As a bonus, this particular copy features an “R” in bold red on the cover.  Art approved for publication by Harold Ross (The New Yorker‘s founder, and editor from 1925 through 1951) would bear his initial.

Fave Photo of the Day: George Booth at The New Yorker

Posted on 15th July 2014 in News

Booth:WalshLiza Donnelly took this great photo of George Booth and Liam Walsh as they sat in the Cartoonists Lounge at The New Yorker today. A framed Charles Addams print lurks in the background.

Interview: Bob Mankoff; “Every Tuesday Afternoon” to be Screened

Posted on 13th July 2014 in News


From  History News Network, July 13, 2014, “A Life in Cartoons: An Interview with New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff”










Rachel Loube’s short, Every Tuesday Afternoon, A Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists, will be screened at the upcoming Rochester Jewish Film Festival.  The film focuses on several cartoonists, including Emily Flake, Zach Kanin, Drew Dernavich, Sidney Harris (below left) and Mort Gerberg (below right).

Details here.

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Some More on the Vineyard Exhibit; Mankoff Speaks on Long Island

Posted on 11th July 2014 in News

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From the Vineyard Gazette, July 10, 2014, “Art of Cartooning No Laughing Matter” — a piece on the upcoming exhibit at Featherstone Center for the Arts  (mentioned here just the other day) featuring the work of Mick Stevens, Jules Feiffer, Paul Karasik and Denys Wortman, among others.




Also near the water, the New Yorker‘s Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff will be speaking at the Quogue Library this weekend. Details here.