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.

Three New Yorker Cartoonists are National Cartoonists Society “Silver Reuben” Nominees

Posted on 1st April 2015 in News

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On May 23rd, the National Cartoonists Society will present its Silver Reuben to either Liza Donnelly, Ed Steed or Ben Schwartz  in the category of gag cartoons.   Go here to see the full list of nominees in all the categories.

Congratulations to all!

Daedalus Books Celebrates The New Yorker’s 90th; More on the Art Young Exhibit

Posted on 1st April 2015 in News






This is fun: Daedalus Books & Music has gathered together a bunch of New Yorker related books  on its site in honor of the magazine’s 90th birthday. Go see!



AYFrom CTpost.com, March 31, 2015, “Bethel Cartoonist: First Gallery Exhibit Since 1939″ — this piece on the Art Young show in Bethel, Connecticut.

NY Comics & Picture-Story Symposium; A Very Close Look at the March 28, 1925 New Yorker

Posted on 29th March 2015 in News

















Ink Spill has a history of sometimes traveling afield (but not too far & afield) from New Yorker cartoonist territory.  Here’s an event kindly brought to my attention: The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium. Link here to their program — the next event is scheduled for March 31st.

(My thanks to Ben Katchor for the link)


Screen+Shot+2015-03-25+at+10.22.27+AMAttempted Bloggery is now up to The New Yorker’s sixth issue in its fascinating series of close-looks.   Go see!

Art Young Opening! Plus…The Spill’s Mid-Week Round-up: P.C. Vey, Kominsky-Crumb, Kupperman, Mankoff, Katchor, Sikoryak & Mouly; The New Yorker’s 5th issue Gets a Close Look

Posted on 25th March 2015 in News



P. C. Vey, whose April 15, 2013 New Yorker drawing appears here,  talks about his tools of the trade on A Case For Pencils. Go see!

Link here to Mr. Vey’s website

Link here to see some of his New Yorker work




The Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art has announced its MoCCA Fest 2015 line-up. The list includes a bunch of New Yorkery names, including Ben Katchor, R. Sikoryak, Francoise Mouly, Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Michael Kupperman. A panel on Saul Steinberg is one of the highlights.  The Beat has the all the info.


Art Young 4:22:30Art Young, whose April 22nd, 1930 New Yorker drawing appears here, will be celebrated big-time, beginning this Friday, March 27th. Back in February, Marc Moorash, curator of the Art Young Gallery told Ink Spill,  “March and April we’re giving Art his first solo show since his exhibition at the ACA Gallery in 1939. We’ll have 40 original illustrations and 120 pieces of ephemera – letters, books, magazines, etc.” Go here for all the information.


More Spills:

…Attempted Bloggery’s latest post: a close look at The New Yorker’s 5th issue

…Video: The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff & The Harvard Lampoon

More Koren, More Chast & Attempted Bloggery’s Latest Close Look

Posted on 21st March 2015 in News

VisualArts1-1From Seven Days, March 18, 2015, “Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Ed Koren Has a ‘New Yorker’ Show.”

And don’t forget this upcoming  event at The New School on March 26th: “We Deal With It By Talking About It” — Richard Gehr in conversation with Edward Koren.




From CNBC, March 19, 2015, “The New Yorker Magazine’s Roz Chast to Keynote Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis Annual Benefit”


Cartoons of the Year

Attempted Bloggery continues its wonderful close look series with a look through The New Yorker’s Cartoons of the Year 2014.


Christopher Weyant & Kids Books; A Close Look at the 4th New Yorker; Liam Walsh on Pencils

Posted on 18th March 2015 in News

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From Northjersey.com, March 18, 2015, “Glen Rock Author and Illustrator Pen Children’s Book–this piece on Christopher Weyant and Anna Kang.



Screen+Shot+2015-03-15+at+5.48.30+PMAttempted Bloggery continues its series of close looks at the earliest issues of The New Yorker.  Now up for inspection: Issue #4, with another Rea Irvin cover (left).











A Case For Pencils, a fun site devoted to cartoonists tools of the trade features the one-and-only Liam Walsh.    Liam

Edward Koren in Conversation at The New School

Posted on 15th March 2015 in News

runRichard Gehr, author of I Only Read It For the Cartoons, will be in conversation with New Yorker cartoon maestro Edward Koren on March 26th at The New School.  Details here.

New Yorker cartoonist trivia: James Thurber once lived at 65 West 11th Street, a space now occupied by the New School building