From last night’s wonderfully entertaining “Funny Ladies” event at he Museum of The City of New York, this photo taken in the green room. From left to right: Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Barbara Smaller, Liana Finck, and Liza Donnelly. Spotted in the audience were New Yorker cartoonists George Booth, Bob Eckstein, Felipe Galindo, and Roz Chast.
Mick Stevens is next in a very long line of New Yorker cartoonists sharing their tools of the trade on Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful blog, A Case For Pencils.
[above & below: Mr. Stevens, and his very first New Yorker cartoon, published December 17, 1979]
Here’s a photo taken back in 2005 at the old Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) headquarters on Broadway in Soho (MoCCA now resides within the walls of The Society of Illustrators).
Left to right: Gahan Wilson, Roz Chast, Barbara Smaller, P.C. Vey, Liza Donnelly, and Jack Ziegler
Note: Barbara Smaller, Liana Finck and Marisa Acocella Marchetto will join Liza Donnelly on stage tomorrow night at The Museum of the City of New York for a discussion about New Yorker cartoons. Information here.
George Booth, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1969, was honored a few days ago by the The Berndt Toast Gang at their annual shindig out at Bunny Hoest’s Long Island home. Pictured above is Mr. Booth’s cake, featuring his now iconic “Booth dog” (Mr. Booth officially turns 90 this coming week). Among the many cartoonists attending were a number of New Yorker colleagues including Sam Gross, Arnie Levin and Mort Gerberg.
[photo courtesy of Sarah Booth].
Attempted Bloggery, one of my favorite New Yorker cartoonist related places to go on the internet, is celebrating its 5th Anniversary with an impressive index of all subjects mentioned on the site. To the left is a screen grab of just a tiny tiny portion of the Index. Go to the site for the whole enchilada.
AB is the brainchild of Stephen Nadler, who single handedly runs the very entertaining not to mention exceedingly informative show. Congratulations Stephen!
One of the greatest modern day New Yorker cartoonists, Edward Koren will be speaking at the Delaware Art Museum on July 21st (in conjunction with the traveling exhibit of his work, “The Capricious Line”). All the details here.
[left: Mr. Koren (hatless) with another great New Yorker contributor/editor, Roger Angell. Photo courtesy of Liza Donnelly]
My thanks to David Pomerantz for alerting me to this event
To Laugh That We May Not Weep is a sweeping career retrospective, reprinting ?often for the first time in 60 or 70 years? over 800 of Young’s timeless, charming, and devastating cartoons and illustrations, many reproduced from original artwork, to create a fresh new portrait of this towering figure in the worlds of cartooning and politics. With essays by Art Spiegelman, Justin Green, Art Young biographer Marc Moorash, Anthony Mourek, and Glenn Bray, with a biographical overview of Young’s life and work by Frank M. Young, To Laugh That We May Weep is a long-awaited tribute to one of the great lost cartoonists whose work is as relevant in the 21st century as it was in its own time.
Ink Spill‘s Art Young entry:
Cartoon god George Booth is the most recent cartoonist to talk about his tools of the trade on Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful blog, A Case For Pencils. Read the interview here.
[left: a classic Booth collection from 1983]
William Grimes splendid obit of Anatol Kovarsky is in today’s New York Times (and online).
[left: Mr. Kovarsky and his wife, Lucille Patton]
…Cartoonist John McNamee debuts in the latest issue of The New Yorker. Mr. McNamee is the 8th (9th?) new addition so far this year…
…And be sure to head on over to newyorker.com to check out a slide show of Liza Donnelly’s Live Tweet-drawings from the Tony Awards. [below: Ms. Donnelly’s drawing of Lin-Manuel Miranda]
Frank Modell is remembered by The New Yorker’s Roger Angell in this week’s issue. See the piece here.