An Interview with Carolita Johnson: “Cartooning is Almost Like Emotional & Behavioral Therapy”

Posted on 5th December 2014 in News

33fd754From the National Writers Union, December 5, 2014, “An Interview with New Yorker Cartoonist Carolita Johnson”

To see her New Yorker work, link here to the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.

 

Al Kaufman Photos Surface

Posted on 3rd December 2014 in News

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As visitors to Ink Spill know, there are plenty of photographs of New Yorker cartoonists appearing on the A-Z, but until today there was no photo of Al Kaufman.  Mr. Kaufman was somewhat of a mystery to me until, back in 2011, I did some some detective work.

Just two days ago a niece of Mr. Kaufman, Debra Ziss, an artist & illustrator in her own right, sent in these two wonderful photos of Mr. Kaufman. My thanks to Ms. Ziss for helping round out Ink Spill’s portrait of her uncle.

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Here’s Al Kaufman’s updated New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z entry:

Al Kaufman  ( self portrait, above. According to his son, that’s Mr. Kaufman’s family popping up out of his head. Photo courtesy of Mr. Kaufman’s niece, Debra Ziss ).  Born Alfred Kaufman, New York City, 1918. Died, age 59, May 1, 1977, Long Branch, New Jersey.  Kaufman studied at the City College of New York before moving to the Jersey shore in 1954. During WWII, he served in the Navy, stationed in the Philippines.   He became a full-time professional cartoonist in 1946 ( while working as the manager of a grocery store, he practiced cartooning in his off-hours).   A member of The National Cartoonists Guild and The International Cartoonists Society, he contributed to such magazines as The Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s, The Ladies Home Journal, This Week, King Features Syndicate, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Esquire, Look, and American Legion Magazine [ this information culled from two NJ newspapers:  The Daily Register, and The Red Bank Register as well as an article "They Make You Laugh: Al Kaufman," The Saturday Evening Post, July 29, 1961] New Yorker work:  ten drawings, December 13, 1947 through July 10, 1978 

 

 

A Shout-Out to George Price

Posted on 1st December 2014 in News

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From an interesting blog, The Antic Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent., November 25, 2014, this piece on the late George Price’s 55 year anniversary collection, The World of George Price (Beaufort, 1988).

Mr. Price’s New Yorker career lasted from 1932 through 1991, with nearly 1300 drawings published (and one beautiful cover). He was born in Coytesville, NJ, June 9, 1901 and died January 12, 1995, in Engelwood, NJ.

 

For more on Price, here’s a link to The New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank, where you can see some of his work.

And to see a list of Price’s cartoon collections, please visit Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists Library (scroll down to see his work)

 

 

 

Photo of Interest: Walsh, Donnelly & Schwartz at The New Yorker

Posted on 25th November 2014 in News

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Taken today at the soon-to-be-old New Yorker offices: Ben Schwartz (on the left), Liam Walsh (holding Ian Topliss’s 2005 The Comic Worlds of…), and Liza Donnelly (concentrating on snapping the shot).

[photo courtesy of Ms. Donnelly]

R. Sikoryak’s 50th Birthday Carousel

Posted on 24th November 2014 in News

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Details here on Mr. Sikoryak’s upcoming 50th Birthday Spectacular

Link here to see his New Yorker work

Article of Interest: Chris Weyant

Posted on 20th November 2014 in News

ChrisFrom News@Gettysburg, November 19, 2014, “Political cartoons to children’s books: Chris Weyant ’89 draws on  GBurg experiences”

Link here to visit Chris Weyant’s website

Link here to see his work on The New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank site.

I Only Read It For the Cartoons Event. And a Book Trailer with Edward Koren & Roz Chast

Posted on 19th November 2014 in News

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Author Richard Gehr will host a panel of cartoonists at The School of Visual Arts on December 11th. Details here. Victoria Roberts, Edward Koren, and the magazine’s former Art Editor/Cartoon Editor, Lee Lorenz will join Gehr.

 

 

 

And Here’s a short trailer on Vimeo for Gehr’s new book, I Only Read It For the Cartoons — with audio from Edward Koren and Roz Chast.

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Children’s Book of Interest, Illustrated by Maslin

Posted on 18th November 2014 in News

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J. Herman’s Museum Adventure (or How a Dinosaur Met a Spy and Saw NYC) is a brand new book, written by Rider McDowell, and illustrated by yours truly, published by The Pine Brothers Charity Press. Profits from the sale of each book goes towards funding for pediatric cancer research (this is my first foray into children’s books — I was honored to participate).   Copies available through the Pine Bros. site. back cover

 

 

Interview/video: Ben Schwartz

Posted on 17th November 2014 in News

benFrom protomag.com, September 22, 2014, “Drawing From Experience” — this short interview & video of Ben Schwartz. [thanks to Liam Walsh for posting this on FB, thus bringing it to my attention]

Ink Spill’s Index to The New Yorker’s Cartoons of the Year 2014

Posted on 13th November 2014 in News

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The New Yorker’s Cartoons of the Year 2014 is out this week.  As in the past, Ink Spill is providing a handy index to the drawings and artists within (there is no index in the publication itself).  So if you’re so inclined,  print out this index  and tape it to the inside back cover of your copy.

 

Index of Artists 

Barsotti, Charles 13, 104, 114, 135, 144

Bliss, Harry 10, 12, 40, 50, 63, 78, 99, 128

Borchart, David 68, 103, 131(as part of spread “10 Best Caption Contests”), 135

Byrnes, Pat  60

Chast, Roz   Spread: “Visions of God” 24-25, 36, 65

Cheney, Tom  26, 44, 56, 102, 129

Cotham, Frank  20, 23, 49, 54, 100

Crawford, Michael  43, 45, 59, 108, 123, 127,128

Darrow, Jr., Whitney 114 (as part of spread “Why Out West?”)

Dator, Joe  15, 28, 79, 124

Dedini, Eldon  115(as part of the spread “Why Out West?”)

Dernavich, Drew 9, 32, 34, 57, 58, 109, 112

Diffee, Matthew 11, 71, 115 (as part of spread “Why Out West?”)

Donnelly, Liza  79

Duffy, J.C.  Cover, 18, 41, 57, 64

Eckstein, Bob  93

Finck, Liana 111

Flake, Emily   27, Spread:”What’s in Your Shame Cupboard?” 66-67, 72, 82, 126

Gross, Sam 13, 15, 16, 38, 92, 138

Haefeli, William 29, 40, 44, 59, 62, 71, 72, 82, 120

Hafeez, Kaamran 65, 119, 137, 138, 142

Hankin, Charlie 98, 141

Hoey, Trevor 97

Hwang, Amy 9

Johnson, Carolita 78, 111, 113

Kanin, Zachary 20, 43, 45, 51, 64, 110

Kaplan, Bruce Eric  10, 29, 49, 52, 55, 69, 81, 109, 112

Karasik, Paul  Spread: “Anatomy of a Gag” 6-7

Katz, Farley 28, 34, 37

Klossner, John  33

Koren, Edward  14, 51, 53

Leighton, Robert  32

Lorenz, Lee  142

Mankoff, Robert  37, 93, 94

Marchetto, Marisa Acocella  40

Maslin, Michael 12, 48, Spread: “Why Out West?” 114-115, 130 (as part of spread “10 Best Caption Contests”)

McKay, Andy (as NAF)  22

Mueller, P.S.  83

Noth, Paul 8, 31, 33, 35, 39, 47, 62, 76, 80, 101, 103, 105, 123, 132(as part of spread “10 Best Caption Contests”), 134

O’Brien, John 99

Pandolph, Corey 29, 59

Patterson, Jason 117

Roberts, Victoria 50, 55

Ross, Al  114 (as part of “Why Out West?” spread)

Rowe, Julian 47

Schwartz, Benjamin  30, 42, 95, 106, 125, 141

Shanahan, Danny  63, 94, 140, 142, 131 &132 (as part of spread “10 Best Caption Contests”)

Shaw, Michael  129

Shermund, Barbara 114 (as part of the “Why Out West?” spread)

Sipress, David, 19, 22, 69, 110, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 124

Smaller, Barbara 35, 45, 46, 52, 58, 77, 80

Spaulding, Trevor 39

Steed, Edward 16, 21, 23, 60, 81, 122, 125, 126, 137 

Steinberg, Avi  5

Stevens, Mick 19, 38, 136

Suits, Julia  31

Toro, Tom  27,54,139

Twohy, Mike 13, 130 (as part of spread “10 Best Caption Contests”)

Vey, P.C., 21, 101, 103, 104, 106,116, 140

Walsh, Liam  46, 61, 83

Warp, Kim  95

Weyant, Christopher 77, 96, 105, 118, 131(as part of spread, “10 Best Caption Contests”)

Wheeler, Shannon  52, 70, Spread “The Dirty Little Secret Origin of Comic Books” 73-75, 96, 102, 136, 139

Wilson, Gahan  17, 131 (as part of spread, “10 Best Caption Contests”)

Ziegler, Jack  41, 97, 107, 115, 133 (as part of spread “10 Best Caption Contests”), 137