Fave Green Room Photo of the Day: Marchetto, Smaller, Finck & Donnelly

Posted on 30th June 2016 in News

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 Pencilled

Posted on 29th June 2016 in News

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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.

See it here.

[above & below: Mr. Stevens, and his very first New Yorker cartoon, published December 17, 1979]

A Fave Photo From the Ink Spill Vault

Posted on 28th June 2016 in News

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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.

Fave Photo of the Week: George Booth’s 90th Birthday Cake

Posted on 25th June 2016 in News

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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’s 5th Anniversary New Yorker Cartoonist Index

Posted on 23rd June 2016 in News

AB indexAttempted 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!

Edward Koren to Speak & Sign Books

Posted on 22nd June 2016 in News

the_new_yorker_e2730aaa-d9ce-486e-91a8-ca7dfd5d2f5bRoger & Ed KorenOne 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

Book of Interest: An Art Young Anthology

Posted on 20th June 2016 in News

Due March of 2017 from Fantagraphics is an Art Young anthology: To Laugh That We May Not Weep. Art YoungHere’s some info from the publisher:

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.

Link here to read an Art Young appreciation by Art Spiegelman  in Harper’s



Ink Spill‘s Art Young entry:

Art Young (above)  Born January 14, 1866,  Illinois. Died December 29, NYC @ The Hotel Irving.  An online biography. 1943. NYer work: 1925 -1933.  The Art Young Gallery

George Booth Interview on A Case For Pencils

Posted on 15th June 2016 in News





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]

New York Times Anatol Kovarsky Obit; The Tilley Watch

Posted on 14th June 2016 in News

Kovarskys passport William Grimes splendid obit of Anatol Kovarsky is in today’s New York Times (and online).

[left: Mr. Kovarsky and his wife, Lucille Patton]







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…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]

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Roger Angell’s New Yorker Postscript on Frank Modell

Posted on 13th June 2016 in News

ModellFrank Modell is remembered by The New Yorker’s Roger Angell in this week’s issue.  See the piece here.