–the event takes place November 8th and 9th.
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 newyorker.com. This week it’s “Party Time With Mick Stevens”
From newyorker.com, October 8, 2014, “Saul Steinberg At One Hundred” — this short piece by Ian Frazier. Mr. Frazier, a long-time contributor to The New Yorker, will moderate a panel discussion on Steinberg at the New Yorker Festival, at noon, October 12. Details here.
From Adweek, October 6, 2014, “How the New Yorker’s Festival Has Become a Magnet for Brands” — The New Yorker’s Publisher, Lisa Hughes on the magazine’s popular yearly event. (left: a snippet of Barry Blitt’s poster for the event, one of three posters commissioned)
Out today is Richard Gehr’s I Only Read It for the Cartoons (New Harvest), a collection of interviews with the following: Lee Lorenz, Sam Gross, Roz Chast, George Booth, Edward Koren, Charles Barsotti, Arnie Levin, Victoria Roberts, Gahan Wilson, Jack Ziegler, Zach Kanin, and Bob Mankoff. A wonderful addition to any cartoon library.
Many (most?) New Yorker cartoonists trace their drawing roots to a love of comic books and comic strips. With that in mind, here, by way of the Forbidden Planet blog, is EJ McLeavy-Fisher’s mini-documentary profiling Joe Leisner, the owner of a now gone shop in Queens, Comic Book Heaven.
From The New York Times, September 28, 2014, “New Yorker’s Magazine Covers Shift From Polite to Provocative” — the Grey Lady notices the magazine’s bent for topical covers.
Back in June of this year, I had the good fortune to interview Lee Lorenz, the former New Yorker Art Editor (and later Cartoon Editor). The event was held at The Westport Historical Society as part of the festivities surrounding their exhibit, Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport. My thanks to all the good folks at the Society for hosting the event and to Gemmarose Tummolo of Spot on Pictures for filming it.
Here’s the Lee Lorenz entry on Ink Spill’s “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z”:
Lee Lorenz ( Pictured above. Photograph taken 1995 by Liza Donnelly) *Born 1932, Hackensack, NJ. Lorenz was the art editor of The New Yorker from 1973 to 1993 and its cartoon editor until 1997. During his tenure, a new wave of New Yorker cartoonists began appearing in the magazine — cartoonists who no longer depended on idea men. Cartoon collections: Here It Comes (Bobbs-Merrrill Co., Inc. 1968) ; Now Look What You’ve Done! (Pantheon, 1977) ; The Golden Age of Trash ( Chronicle Books, 1987); The Essential series, all published by Workman: : Booth (pub: 1998), Barsotti ( pub: 1998), Ziegler (pub: 2001), The Art of The New Yorker 1925 -1995, (Knopf, 1995), The World of William Steig (Artisan, 1998). NYer work: 1958 – .