The one-and-only Frank Modell turned 98 the other day. Happy Birthday, Frank!
If you’re in Columbus, Ohio on the 3rd of October you’ll have the opportunity to see The New Yorker‘s cover editor, Francoise Mouly, and her husband, Art Spiegelman (Maus) in conversation with Jeff Smith (Bone). Details here.
Peter Steiner, who is responsible for the the most reprinted New Yorker cartoon in modern times, has been posting some wonderful new work on his blog, Hopeless But Not Serious. (left: Mr. Steiner’s most recent drawing: The Great Frank Gehry)
The New York Historical Society has an upcoming event, “Superheroes in Gotham” that includes, according the the website CBR, a Superman cartoon by Mort Gerberg. For more New Yorker Superman cartoons (and Batman) by a variety of the magazine’s artists go The New Yorker‘s Cartoon Bank site and type in your preference in the search box. At last look, there were a little over 60 Superman cartoons to be found on the site and just over 20 Batman cartoons (remember, the site isn’t all-inclusive of the magazine’s cartoon archive).
For more information on the exhibit:
If you’re going to the upcoming New Yorker Festival, you might run into a few cartoonists in something called The United Airlines Lounge. Here’s a schedule.
Bruce Eric Kaplan and Liana Finck will appear October 16th at The Williamstown Film Festival. Some info here (scroll down to “On Screen, a revamped film festival”)
Marisa Acocella Marchetto was on Good Day NY this morning. See the video clip here.
Friday, October 2nd: a showing of Very Semi-Serious, a documentary film featuring some of the magazine’s cartoonists, followed by a panel discussion including Liana Finck, Emily Flake, Mort Gerberg and the magazine’s current cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff. Moderated by Roz Chast. Details here.
Saturday, October 3rd: Matt Diffee talks, shows his cartoons, and plays music. Details here.
(pictured: Bob Mankoff & Roz Chast)