It’s A Gift!

Posted on 4th May 2015 in News

ColliersHere’s a little gem of a cartoon collection I found not long ago.  Colliers had the very good habit of collecting cartoons that appeared in its pages.  It’s A Gift!, published in 1947, includes work by New Yorker contributors John Ruge, Gardner Rea, Virgil Partch aka VIP,  Hank Ketcham, Larry Reynolds, Garrett Price, and Barney Tobey.  The editor, Gurney Williams, tells us in the book’s “Prelude” that each contributing cartoonist has written a little piece informing us what “he’d much rather do than draw funny pictures…”

Link here to Chris Wheeler’s wonderful site to see more Colliers cartoon collections.


Interviews: Carolita Johnson, BEK; A Very Close-look at The New Yorker’s Tenth Issue

Posted on 27th April 2015 in News

carolitaFrom, April 17, 2015, “Schoolin’ Life: Carolita Johnson” this interview with Ms. Johnson



bekFrom, April 25, 2015, “Not My Job: New Yorker Cartoonist ‘BEK’ Gets Quizzed on Burger King”

— an audio interview with Bruce Eric Kaplan.




10th issueAttempted Bloggery continues its fascinating close-look series at The New Yorker’s earliest issues. Issue #10 (April 25, 1925) is now ready for your inspection.

Harry Bliss to Speak; Forgotten Caricaturists

Posted on 23rd April 2015 in News











From The Vermont Standard, April 23, 2015, “Cartoonist Harry Bliss to Speak at Library Gala”

Here’s a link to his website, and here’s a link to The New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank site where you’ll find more examples of his work.



















From Print, April 21, 2015,“Forgotten Caricaturists Remembered”.

Steven Heller’s piece ties in to an event at the Society of Illustrators on May 6.  Drew Friedman and Stephen Kroninger will present “12 Legendary Caricaturists You’ve, (probably), Never Heard Of.”

Above: Groucho & Harpo by New Yorker contributor, William Auerbach-Levy



Christopher Weyant has returned for a second run as The New Yorker’s Daily Cartoonist…Congrats to Roz Chast who has received a Heinz AwardLiza Donnelly has been live tweet-drawing the 3 day Women in the World Summit at NYC’s Lincoln Center. Tina Brown hosts.  Check out Ms. Donnelly’s drawings on Twitter @lizadonnelly.

Books of Interest: A Harvey Kurtzman Biography & A Box of Clowes

Posted on 22nd April 2015 in News

KurtzmanLooking forward to this forthcoming biography of the late great Harvey Kurtzman.  Due May 2nd from Fantagraphics.





While you’re waiting for the biography to be released you might want to check out  Mr. Kurtzman’s autobiography, My Life As A Cartoonist  (Aladdin; First Minstrel Books, 1988)

My Life As









ClowesAlso coming from Fantagraphics (in June), this boxed set from Daniel Clowes.  The New Yorker’s Francoise Mouly and Mina Kaneko recently talked to Clowes about The Complete Eightball.

A Close-look at The New Yorker’s Ninth Issue

Posted on 20th April 2015 in News

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Thanks to Attempted Bloggery, we can take a close look at The New Yorker’s ninth issue. Go look!

Fave Photos of the Week: Booth, Donnelly, Wheeler; Avi Steinberg on Pencils

Posted on 15th April 2015 in News



Two fave photos this week: Liza Donnelly with George Booth at The New Yorker

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and Shannon Wheeler with Mr. Booth.



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Avi Steinberg is showing us his pencils & paper (and ink and eraser) this week on A Case For Pencils

Ink Spill’s Fave Photo of the Day: Walsh, Schwartz & Dator; “I Only Read It For the Cartoons” Author to Speak at the New York Public Library

Posted on 10th April 2015 in News

Ink Spill’s Fave Photo of the Day (courtesy of Joe Dator):

Liam Walsh, Ben Schwartz and Joe Dator working on a podcast (a link to the podcast will be posted here once there’s a link to post)

JD & Co.





Richard Gehr, author of I Only Read It For the Cartoons will speak  at The New York Public Library on April 15th. The book is a collection of interviews with a bevy of the magazine’s artists including Sam Gross, Lee Lorenz, and Arnie Levin.

All the details here

A Case For Pencils with Wheeler

Posted on 8th April 2015 in News



This week, A Case For Pencils features the always entertaining Shannon Wheeler.

Various Exhibits: Liza Donnelly, Roz Chast, Michael Crawford

Posted on 6th April 2015 in News









Liza Donnelly is among those exhibiting in this group show. Info below:

GRAND OPENING ON APRIL 18TH, 2015 AT 7:00PM: ALUNA ART FOUNDATION OPENS NEW HEADQUARTER WITH AN EXHIBITION CYCLE ON TRUTH AND CENSORSHIP. “Parriastes: The Cutting Edge of Truth. 26 graphic communicators on censorship and freedom of thought”

From the press release:

“Parriastes: The Cutting Edge of Truth”

A selection of works from 25 renowned graphic humorists and editorial illustrators from America,
Europe, Africa and Asia, on the topic of censorship and freedom of thought.

Aluna Art Foundation
1393 S. W. 1st Street, Miami Fl. 33135

Link here for more info:


Currently at the Danese Corey Gallery: “Something More Pleasant” — an exhibit of Roz Chast’s drawings, textiles and dyed eggs.  Link here for info.






Dallas NO. 3_T11 Michael Crawford is part of an exhibition at The Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, NY.  The show runs from April 22 – May 31.  Details here.

Three New Yorker Cartoonists are National Cartoonists Society “Silver Reuben” Nominees

Posted on 1st April 2015 in News

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On May 23rd, the National Cartoonists Society will present its Silver Reuben to either Liza Donnelly, Ed Steed or Ben Schwartz  in the category of gag cartoons.   Go here to see the full list of nominees in all the categories.

Congratulations to all!