Charles Saxon’s work included in Columbia Exhibit

Posted on 9th November 2014 in News


From Columbia’s promotional material:

“Comics at Columbia: Past, Present, Future” presents art, manuscripts, and ephemera from Columbia’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library, including items associated with the university’s history, as well as art from Mad artist Al Jaffee, Elfquest artist Wendy Pini, and New Yorker cartoonist Charles Saxon; drafts and notes from X-Men writer Chris Claremont and Legion of Super Heroes writer Paul Levitz, and correspondence from mainstream and indie comics luminaries Stan Lee, Harvey Kurtzman, and Howard Cruse–and much more.

Link here for all the info.


Here’s Saxon’s entry on Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z:

Charles Saxon  (self portrait above from Best Cartoons of the Year 1947)  Born in Brooklyn, Nov 13, 1920, died in Stamford, Conn., Dec 6, 1988. NYer work: 1943 – 1991 (2 drawings published posthumously). Key collection: One Man’s Fancy ( Dodd, Mead, 1977).

Tomine, Burns, Spiegelman in Brooklyn; The Cartoon Lounge Episode #3

Posted on 7th November 2014 in News

cabBeginning tomorrow, November 8th and running through November 9th, with guests including Art Spiegelman, Adrian Tomine, and Charles Burns.  All the info here on their website.





Filmed deep within the center of The New Yorker’s Cartoon Universe, episode 3 of The Cartoon Lounge, featuring a special appearance by the fellow who reads every single cartoon caption entry.

Mid-Week Round-Up

Posted on 5th November 2014 in News


Bob Mankoff, The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, has been busy lately, traveling hither and yon, leaving radio interviews, print interviews and articles in his wake. Here’s a sampling:

From, November 4, 2014, “Getting Serious About Funny Business: Robert Mankoff on Cartoons and  Psychology”

Radio interview,, November 4, 2014, “Robert Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker”

From mlive. November 5, 2014, “The New Yorker’s cartoon editor Bob Mankoff talks about his funny job.”


Roz Chast, who has been enjoying a Fall of accolades for her memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, has another: From, November 5, 2014, “Award-winning Cartoonist Roz Chast Selected by Chip Kidd to Design the Official National Poetry Month 2015 Poster”



Scribner will publish, according to its own pr, “a book not for everyone”  by Matt DiffeeHand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People is due May 12, 2015 (no cover art available at the moment. Pictured is Best of The Rejection Collection, edited by Mr. Diffee in 2011).



Finally, here’s a clip of the Bob Mankoff/Roz Chast conversation from the recent New Yorker Festival.




Podcast: Richard Gehr, Author of I Only Read It For the Cartoons

Posted on 4th November 2014 in News

cartoonscoverAnother podcast from The Virtual Memories Show and this time around the subject is Richard Gehr, the author of I Only Read It For the Cartoons,  a brand new collection of interviews with a number of New Yorker cartoonists, including Victoria Roberts, Arnie Levin, Jack Ziegler, Bob Mankoff, Lee Lorenz, and George Booth.

John Klossner covers Raconteur #5

Posted on 2nd November 2014 in News

raconteur+5+cover+webThe next installment of Raconteur is now available. Contributors include The New Yorker cartoonist John Klossner (whose work appears on the cover as well as within), Mike Lynch, Brian Fies, Mark Parisi, and Brian Moore. More information — including how to order — can be found here on Mr. Lynch’s website.

More Gross: Podcast

Posted on 31st October 2014 in News

GROSS7From “Virtual Memories Show: Sam Gross — Look Day”

an hour-plus podcast featuring the one and only Sam Gross speaking on cartoon history, the late National Lampoon, his own work, and much much more.

[via Mike Lynch]

Ward Sutton’s Goodnight Spoon; Interview: Liana Finck

Posted on 29th October 2014 in News

Goodnight Spoon












From Rolling Stone, Rob Sheffield & Ward Sutton’s  “Keith Richards’ Goodnight Spoon”

Link here to Mr. Sutton’s website.





A Bintel Brief


From Words Without Borders, October 29 2014, “Interview with Liana Finck”

[left: Ms. Finck's recent book]

Link here to see Liana Finck’s New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.

Link here to visit her website.


Liam Walsh’s Children’s Book News

Posted on 28th October 2014 in News


A very good week for New Yorker cartoonists who have been working on book projects.  Earlier this week it was reported that Bob Eckstein sold a book based on his  bookstore series in The New Yorker, and today from the Publishers Weekly Rights Report news that Liam Walsh has sold a picture book, Fish. It’s expected in bookstores Fall 2016. [left: an unpublished drawing from Mr. Walsh's website]

Link here to Mr. Walsh’s website.

Review: Steinberg Exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago

Posted on 28th October 2014 in News

SteinbergFrom, “Better Call Saul Steinberg” — this look at the exhibit of the master’s work in Chicago. [to the left: a fragment of Steinberg's "Untitled (Las Vegas) (1989)"]

Video: A New Webseries by Charlie Hankin & Matt Porter

Posted on 27th October 2014 in News

New Timers






New Timers, a webseries for Comedy Central is out today. The New Yorker cartoonist, Charlie Hankin and his side-kick, Matt Porter co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star. Mr.Hankin animated the title sequence. All three episodes are now live.

Link here to New Timers.