Gerberg’s first New Yorker drawing appeared in the April 10, 1965 issue.
Link here to Mort Gerberg’s New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.
Link here to visit his website.
–the event takes place November 8th and 9th.
From LitQuake, notice of an event in San Francisco, October 15th: “Every Picture Tells A Story: New Yorker Artists in Conversation” — the artists are Tom Toro, Mark Ulriksen, Eric Drooker, and Owen Smith
And the guest blogs continue over at newyorker.com. This week it’s “Party Time With Mick Stevens”
Late yesterday afternoon two New Yorker cartoonists (oh, all right, it was my wife, Liza Donnelly & I) were walking across the street from The Plaza Hotel, when I realized we were near the statue of Pomona (the goddess of abundance) that stands atop the Pulitzer Fountain on The Grand Army Plaza. I wanted a closer look at Pomona because of a series of events earlier this year that resulted in a surprise addition to Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z .
Back in the Spring I happened upon and fell in love with E.B. White’s poem, “The Lady is Cold”; the lady who is cold, is in fact, the very same Pomona situated on top of the Pulitzer Fountain. I soon discovered that the poem was also the title of White’s first book (published in 1929), a collection of his poems that had appeared in The New Yorker as well as FPA‘s column, “The Conning Tower.”
The book’s cover, depicting Pomona outside The Plaza, was by someone I’d never heard of, a fellow named Ernest F. Hubbard. From Scott Elledge’s excellent biography of E.B.White I then learned that Mr. Hubbard was a friend of White’s wife (legendary New Yorker editor Katharine White) as well as a contributor of short pieces to the magazine. Ernest Hubbard was also — surprise! — a New Yorker cartoonist. Had it not been for the poem, I doubt I would’ve ever known about Mr. Hubbard. His two drawings were published in 1926, the first in the October 30th issue and the second in the issue of November 6th. The latter appears below.
From WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, October 8, 2014, “The New Yorker Festival’s Big Ideas” — this twenty-six minute interview with The New Yorker’s editor, David Remnick. A fun listen, with much talk of commas.
From newyorker.com, October 8, 2014, “Saul Steinberg At One Hundred” — this short piece by Ian Frazier. Mr. Frazier, a long-time contributor to The New Yorker, will moderate a panel discussion on Steinberg at the New Yorker Festival, at noon, October 12. Details here.
From Adweek, October 6, 2014, “How the New Yorker’s Festival Has Become a Magnet for Brands” — The New Yorker’s Publisher, Lisa Hughes on the magazine’s popular yearly event. (left: a snippet of Barry Blitt’s poster for the event, one of three posters commissioned)