From The Guardian, April 24, 2016, this interview, “Robert Crumb: ‘I Was Born Weird'”
The fabulous Kim Warp is now in charge of The New Yorker‘s Daily Cartoon. See her Daily work here.
Ms. Warp’s website.
Her New Yorker work as seen on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.
Below, a Warp cartoon from the April 6th 2015 New Yorker
Here’s a short video of Paul Noth and Drew Dernavich doing their thing at McCormick Hall in Princeton last Thursday.
Link here to Mr. Noth’s website
Link here to Mr. Dernavich’s website
[Paul Noth on the left, and Drew Dernavich. All photos courtesy of Attempted Bloggery‘s Stephen Nadler]
…By now, most everyone has had a week to absorb the all-Trump cartoon issue of The New Yorker (the issue of April 25th). There’s even a short video about it. Do we have all-Kasich, all-Clinton, all-Cruz cartoon issues in store for us in these last few months of campaigning?
Happening now at The New School.
Thomas Vinciguerra talking right this second about his recently released book, Cast of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E.B. White, James Thurber and The Golden Age of The New Yorker
In case you missed it, here’s Mr. Vinciguerra talking about his book to Leonard Lopate
Ink Spill will continue to post New Yorker cartoonists tributes to our colleague William Hamilton, who passed away April 8 of this year.
Link here to Paul Karasik’s Hamilton piece on his blog, Rules To Vivre By.
NBC News visited Liza Donnelly at her upstate home last night and watched Ms. Donnelly live tweet draw memorable New York Primary moments.
Reporter, Lauren Prince observed:
Donnelly, a pioneer of on-the-fly sketching of live events — an art she calls “tweet-drawing” — spent the night watching the returns roll in from her living room. She had a fully charged large format iPad on her lap, two styluses at the ready, her laptop open at her side and her cellphone plugged in.
Read the rest of Ms. Prince’s piece here.
My thanks to Karen Green of Columbia University for last night’s wonderful send-off for Arno at Butler Library. And thanks too to Edward Sorel for co-piloting the program with me.
A big thank you to all who attended, including those from my New Yorker family: Roxie Munro, George Booth, Tom Bloom, Sam Gross, Robert Leighton, Felipe Galindo, David Borchart, Liza Donnelly, Peter Kuper and Bob Eckstein.
From the book’s afterword, where 60 New Yorker cartoonists talk about Arno, here’s what George Booth had to say:
Peter Arno’s work stands out and holds up in the test of time. His drawings and words were never timid, or just clever. They stated high quality, joy, confidence, strength, style, humor, idea, life, simplicity. His color was right; black and white became color. His cartoons were researched, with words well applied. The communication was clear and timely. He knew what he was doing. Peter Arno was an artist who gave something of value to the world. A hero.
A couple of months ago while at The New Yorker’s offices at One World Trade Center, cartoonist Liza Donnelly took this photo of a Peter Arno New Yorker cover hanging in a hallway. There are more Arnos hanging around the magazine’s new digs, but this particular spot is my favorite as there’s also a cover by James Thurber (at the far left) and one by Mary Petty. Not shown: a Charles Addams cover just to Arno’s right. These covers from another era at the magazine hanging in the brand new offices of The New Yorker reinforce my belief that there is and has always been an electric current at the magazine, racing from this very second back to 1925 and then sizzling right back to this very second again.
If you can, please join me tomorrow evening at Columbia University where Peter Arno’s work will be the topic of discussion with my very special guest, Edward Sorel. Details here.
Peter Arno: The Mad Mad World of The New Yorker’s Greatest Cartoonist will be in bookstores on Tuesday, April 19th. By special arrangement with the publisher, copies will also be available at tomorrow night’s event.
Now at The Museum of the City of New York: Roz Chast’s Cartoon Memoirs. First seen at The Norman Rockwell Museum, this exhibit of Ms. Chast’s work has now traveled south to her hometown (if not her home borough). Details here.
New Yorker cartoonist William Hamilton, who passed away last week, is fondly remembered by Arion Press, with photos, drawings and a small exhibit. The story here
I couldn’t be more pleased that Attempted Bloggery has posted its first interview; the occasion happily coincides with the publication of Peter Arno: The Mad Mad World of The New Yorker’s Greatest Cartoonist.
Read it here.
Here’s a snippet of the interview:
Q: …In 1925 Arno came to the New Yorker during the magazine’s rocky first year. How did a 21-year-old come to establish himself at the young magazine? He had talent, to be sure. Did he also have connections?
A: He had zero connections at The New Yorker. He brought his work in, unsolicited, like so many have done since. If we want to let our legs go wobbly for a moment, consider that Arno’s first visit to the New Yorker was going to be, in his own words, his “last try” at selling his art. Had the New Yorker not taken his work (one from that very submission), he would’ve headed fully into his other passion: music.
Courtesy of Bob Eckstein, a quartet of photographs from last night’s event celebrating Sam Gross‘s work. [From the top: Sam Gross; a projected Gross drawing; David Borchart, Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo), and Amy Kurzweil, a brand new New Yorker cartoonist (her first cartoon appeared in the April 4th issue); Mr. Gross and long -time contributor, Mort Gerberg]
Sam Gross’s Wikipedia page
Bob Eckstein’s website
Felipe Galindo’s website
Amy Kurzweil’s website
Mort Gerberg’s website
Attempted Bloggery has had plenty of interesting Peter Arno posts this week. Check ’em out!
…and from the Department of Self-promotion:
just six days til Peter Arno: The Mad Mad World of The New Yorker’s Greatest Cartoonist is released. Pre-order here.