Blogspotting: Ronald Searle Tribute

Posted on 26th July 2014 in News

PerpetuaHeader3An interesting site here with material regarding Mr. Searle as well as Andre Francoise.

David Remnick returns to Late Night with Live Cartoons

Posted on 23rd July 2014 in News




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.

From the Ink Spill Archives: A Wartime New Yorker Pamphlet

Posted on 16th July 2014 in News

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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:

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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.

Fave Photo of the Day: George Booth at The New Yorker

Posted on 15th July 2014 in News

Booth:WalshLiza Donnelly took this great photo of George Booth and Liam Walsh as they sat in the Cartoonists Lounge at The New Yorker today. A framed Charles Addams print lurks in the background.

Interview: Bob Mankoff; “Every Tuesday Afternoon” to be Screened

Posted on 13th July 2014 in News


From  History News Network, July 13, 2014, “A Life in Cartoons: An Interview with New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff”










Rachel Loube’s short, Every Tuesday Afternoon, A Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists, will be screened at the upcoming Rochester Jewish Film Festival.  The film focuses on several cartoonists, including Emily Flake, Zach Kanin, Drew Dernavich, Sidney Harris (below left) and Mort Gerberg (below right).

Details here.

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Some More on the Vineyard Exhibit; Mankoff Speaks on Long Island

Posted on 11th July 2014 in News

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From the Vineyard Gazette, July 10, 2014, “Art of Cartooning No Laughing Matter” — a piece on the upcoming exhibit at Featherstone Center for the Arts  (mentioned here just the other day) featuring the work of Mick Stevens, Jules Feiffer, Paul Karasik and Denys Wortman, among others.




Also near the water, the New Yorker‘s Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff will be speaking at the Quogue Library this weekend. Details here.

Martha’s Vineyard Exhibit includes Feiffer, Wortman, Stevens, and Karasik

Posted on 3rd July 2014 in News




If you’re in the neighborhood here’s a must-see exhibit that includes work by Jules Feiffer, Mick Stevens, Denys Wortman, and  Paul Karasik (who is also curating the event). Details on the poster as well as on Featherstone’s website.

Book of Interest: Cartoons for Victory

Posted on 1st July 2014 in News

61za5b1m32LComing from Fantagraphics in April of 2015: Cartoons for Victory by Warren Bernard.  Foreward by Bob Dole


With its eye-catching cover reminiscent of the great Peter Arno collections of the 1940s and 1950s, this collection promises to be a must-have addition to any cartoon library (full disclosure: Mr. Bernard has contributed scans of rare book covers to Ink Spill‘s New Yorker Cartoonist Library).

From the publisher’s notes:

Superman, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and others helped fight World War II via comic books and strips, single-panel and editorial cartoons, and even ads. Cartoons for Victory showcases wartime work by cartoonists such as Charles Addams (The Addams Family), Harold Gray (Little Orphan Annie), Harvey Kurtzman (Mad magazine), Will Eisner, and many others. Most of the cartoons and comics in this book have not been seen since their first publication. Editor Bernard gathered them over years of unstinting research through private collections and the obscure holdings of public sources. This is the most comprehensive collection ever assembled of World War II–era cartoons, reflecting the indefatigable spirit of the time.


Edward Sorel a Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame Inductee; Mankoff in the Hamptons; Chast on Rose w/ David Remnick

Posted on 26th June 2014 in News

SorelThe great illustrator, Edward Sorel is a Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame inductee.  Read about it here on the SOI site.









It’s an unusual year, with three New York Times best selling New Yorker cartoonist books out there: Mimi Pond’s graphic memoir, Roz Chast’s graphic memoir  and Bob Mankoff’s memoir.

81zsXPa4jyL._SL1500_Bob Mankoff, author of How About Never, Is Never Good For You?  will be speaking July 13th in Quogue. Details here.





And here’s a link, Ink Spilled a little late, of Roz Chast on “The Charlie Rose” show a few weeks ago.  David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, fills in for Mr. Rose.  You can See Roz’s appearance at the 36:18 mark.

Reminder: Lee Lorenz “In Conversation” Tomorrow at the Westport Historical Society; Mick Stevens’ last Daily Cartoon posted

Posted on 20th June 2014 in News


A reminder that Lee LorenzThe New Yorker‘s Art Editor from 1973 through 1993 and its Cartoon Editor from 1993 through 1997 will be “in conversation” with me tomorrow at The Westport Historical Society @ 4:00.  Information here.

Mr. Lorenz is a long-time contributor to New Yorker — his cartoons have been appearing in the magazine since 1958.


From The Westport News, “Former New Yorker Art Editor to speak  in Westport”






Mick Stevens has announced on his  website that today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoon (left) is his last. In the post, “Back to the Batch,” Stevens says, “What I thought would be a 3 to 4 week gig turned out to last 10.” The Daily has been handled by a number of cartoonists since its recent inception, including Danny Shanahan, David Sipress, Barbara Smaller, Paul Noth, Mike Twohy, and Tom Toro. No word yet on whose turn is next.