Happy 98th Birthday, Frank Modell!

Posted on 19th September 2015 in News








The one-and-only Frank Modell turned 98 the other day. Happy Birthday, Frank!

This is an excellent time to remind Ink Spill visitors about a wonderful book James Stevenson published a couple of years ago about his good friend:   The Life, Loves and Laughs of Frank Modell









A Columbus Conversation with Mouly & Spiegelman

Posted on 19th September 2015 in News

newyorker_1993-02-15_artspiegelman-bigIf 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.

Cooper Union’s Online Gallery of Published & Rejected Work By Edward Sorel, Jon Agee & Liana Finck

Posted on 16th September 2015 in News
























Cooper Union is celebrating The New Yorker‘s 90th birthday with an online gallery of work by three of its alums: Edward Sorel, Jon Agee, and Liana Finck.  (shown: a proposed Sorel cover sketch from 2008)

Edward Sorel’s website

Jon Agee’s website

Liana Finck’s website

Blog of Interest: Peter Steiner’s “Hopeless But Not Serious”

Posted on 15th September 2015 in News

9-14-2015-Frank-GehryPeter 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)

Link here to Peter Steiner’s website.

Charlie Hankin’s “New Timers” Season 2 Trailer

Posted on 14th September 2015 in News












New Timers returns this month.  Here’s a preview (Charlie Hankin is the unbearded one, to the right).

And here’s the Release Party announcement.

New York Historical Society “Superheroes in Gotham” exhibit includes a New Yorker Cartoon

Posted on 13th September 2015 in News

NYHSThe 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:

Link here to the New York Historical Society website

Mankoff’s September Speaks; More on The New Yorker Festival & Cartoonists

Posted on 10th September 2015 in News

BobNote: The New Yorker‘s current cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff will be speaking here and here in September, and appearing here in October.





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.

A Case of Harry Bliss

Posted on 9th September 2015 in News

tumblr_inline_nudrblEPTD1sj0qh6_500The blog, A Case For Pencils features the one-and-only Harry Bliss this week.  See it here.

BEK & Liana Finck at Williamstown Film Festival; Video: Marchetto on Good Day New York

Posted on 8th September 2015 in News

bekliana_lowres(1)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 hereMarisa

New Yorker Festival’s Cartoon Events

Posted on 7th September 2015 in News

festSeveral cartoon-related events at this year’s New Yorker festival:

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.

BobRCSaturday, October 3rd: Matt Diffee talks, shows his cartoons, and plays music.  Details here.

(pictured: Bob Mankoff & Roz Chast)