Happy 70th Smokey

Posted on 9th August 2014 in News


Seems the right moment to bring this drawing out of The New Yorker‘s archives to help celebrate Smokey Bear’s 70th Birthday. It originally appeared in the magazine July 19, 1999.

Helen Hokinson Covers on ebay

Posted on 9th August 2014 in News

Hoky May 27It’s unusual for one Helen Hokinson original New Yorker cover to show up on ebay.  Right now, there are two (both listed by the same seller). The auction ends in nine days.

Was always fascinated by her August 1948 cover with its New Yorker logo incorporated into the work.

(no link to these.  Just go to ebay and type Helen Hokinson into the search box)


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Review: Gehr’s “I Only Read It For the Cartoons”

Posted on 6th August 2014 in News

9780544114456From Kirkus Review, August 6, 2014, “I Only Read It For the Cartoons” the forthcoming collection of interviews by Richard Gehr.

Kliban Cartoons Online

Posted on 4th August 2014 in News

VoiceFrom Lines and Colors, August 4, 2014,“B. Kliban cartoons on the web” — this post with lots of helpful links.

And…here’s part of the Kliban entry on Ink Spill‘s “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z”:

B.(Bernard) Kliban     Born, Norwalk, Connecticut, January 1, 1935.  Died, August 12, 1990, San Francisco, California. NYer work: 1 drawing, November 30, 1963.

Mankoff Memoir Review: What’s So Funny?

Posted on 3rd August 2014 in News

AR-140809924From The Gazette (Iowa), August 3, 2014, “What’s So Funny?” — a review of The New Yorker‘s current cartoon editor’s memoir, How About Never — Is Never Good For You?

Peter Arno’s Poetic Appearance

Posted on 31st July 2014 in News

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From the Summer 2014 Southern Review, a poem, “Carefully” by David Petruzelli, with Peter Arno as its focus.  (Link to it here — scroll down past the first poem to see it). Note: the photograph of Arno referenced in the poem appears in Brendan Gill’s Here At The New Yorker.


Roger Angell in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Posted on 27th July 2014 in News

AngellRoger Angell, the New Yorker editor and writer, who at one time was close to becoming the magazine’s cartoon editor, was honored in Cooperstown, New York.  Here’s how The New York Times covered it: “Revered Essays on the Game Lead to Hall of Fame Honor”

Blogspotting: Ronald Searle Tribute

Posted on 26th July 2014 in News

PerpetuaHeader3An interesting site here with material regarding Mr. Searle as well as Andre Francoise.

David Remnick returns to Late Night with Live Cartoons

Posted on 23rd July 2014 in News




New Yorker editor David Remnick made a return appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, witnessing then commenting on a handful of the magazine’s cartoons brought to life. The featured cartoons by: Christopher Weyant, Harry Bliss, Emily Flake, Zachary Kanin, and the late Charles Barsotti.

Link here to see the piece. And if you want to see the first live cartoons on Late Night, click here.

New Yorker website redesign launched; Why Koren Runs

Posted on 21st July 2014 in News










The New Yorker‘s website redesign debuts today. Go here to see it. Here’s a related article from Capital New York, July 21, 2014.





runFrom Runners World, “runner and cartoonist” Edward Koren tells us, in a few words, why he runs.