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.
Link to the video here.
Link to The Westport Historical Society.
Link to see some of Lee Lorenz’s work on The New Yorker‘s Cartoon Bank site.
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 – .
From Paul Karasik‘s blog, Rules to Vivere By, August 28, 2014, “Graphic Interview with Jules Feiffer” (the piece appears in print, in The Vineyard Gazette, Aug. 29, 2014)).
From the Maryhill Museum, “Madcap Too Much Coffee Man Opera Comes to Hood River” – this news of the latest production of Shannon Wheeler‘s creation.
From Comics & Cola, August 27, 2014,
“Comics Shelfie: John Martz” — photos of John Martz’s cartoon collection. A fun array.
From The Vine, August 26, 2014, “New Yorker Cartoonist Draws Live Sketches for the Emmys” – this piece on the 2014 Thurber Prize nominee
Liza Donnelly’s portfolio of sketches from Emmy night.
Fans of R. Sikoryak‘s Carousel will be treated to an exhibit of work from some of the event’s contributors over its seventeen year (and counting) run. Among the artists showing work is Emily Flake.
Here’s a link to all the information. (opens September 3, 2014)
New Yorker contributors Jules Feiffer, Liza Donnelly and Bob Staake join a large number of authors, August 30th.
From Kirkus Review, August 6, 2014, “I Only Read It For the Cartoons” the forthcoming collection of interviews by Richard Gehr.
From The Gazette (Iowa), August 3, 2014, “What’s So Funny?” — a review of The New Yorker‘s current cartoon editor’s memoir, How About Never — Is Never Good For You?
An interesting site here with material regarding Mr. Searle as well as Andre Francoise.
New Yorker editor David Remnick made a return appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, witnessing then commenting on a handful of the magazine’s cartoons brought to life. The featured cartoons by: Christopher Weyant, Harry Bliss, Emily Flake, Zachary Kanin, and the late Charles Barsotti.
Link here to see the piece. And if you want to see the first live cartoons on Late Night, click here.
Back in late May I posted interesting cover art from Rea Irvin. Today, another item from the bundle of donated materials, Excerpts From The New Yorker. As explained inside the front cover:
This 27 page pamphlet contains drawings by Alain (on the cover as well as inside), Peter Arno, Robert Day, George Price, Richard Decker, Charles Addams, Roberta MacDonald, Gluyas Williams, Frank Beaven, Alan Dunn, and Barbara Shermund.
As a bonus, this particular copy features an “R” in bold red on the cover. Art approved for publication by Harold Ross (The New Yorker‘s founder, and editor from 1925 through 1951) would bear his initial.