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.


New Online Video series features New Yorker Cartoon Editor; Feiffer & Chast Sign & Speak at The Strand

Posted on 22nd October 2014 in News

loungeToday’s weekly blog from The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor features  what promises to be a recurring feature, The Cartoon Lounge, a video shot in Bob Mankoff’s office at the magazine’s Times Square address (for those interested in New Yorker minutia, the actual cartoonists lounge, where cartoonists gather weekly before sitting down with the editor, is just a few feet away from the office seen in the video).


















From, October 21, 2014, ” NYC — Legendary Cartoonists Sign”

– what’s sure to be an interesting event. Scheduled for November 12th @7:30.

Politics & Comics Panel at Columbia

Posted on 19th October 2014 in News







Karen Green, Graphics Novel Librarian at Columbia University, will host this event featuring the editorial cartoonist, Jeff Danzinger, and New Yorker cartoonists, Peter Kuper and Liza Donnelly.

Link here to Peter Kuper’s website

Link here to Liza Donnelly’s website

Link here to Jeff Danzinger’s website

Spiegelman, Burns, Tomine, Chast & more at Comics Arts Brooklyn

Posted on 14th October 2014 in News

cab_poster_finalSM-632x1028From The Comics Beat, “Comics Arts Brooklyn Festival announces programming with Burns, Spiegelman, Chast, more”

–the event takes place November 8th and 9th.

New Yorker Artists Converse in San Fran; Partying with Mick Stevens

Posted on 12th October 2014 in News









From LitQuake, notice of an event in San Francisco, October 15th: “Every Picture Tells A Story: New Yorker Artists in Conversation” — the artists are Tom Toro, Mark Ulriksen, Eric Drooker, and Owen Smith






And the guest blogs continue over at This week it’s Party Time With Mick Stevens”

Link here to Mick Stevens’ website

Link to Mick’s work on The New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank  site.