Leo Cullum: The Pilot Who Made People Smile; Kim Warp Pencilled

Posted on 22nd July 2015 in News

LeoHere’s a nice piece about the late Leo Cullum: “The Pilot Who Made People Smile” from a Bangor Daily News blog.

Link here to Mr. Cullum’s New Yorker work.

 

 

 

 

 

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06b4556Kim Warp is the latest New Yorker cartoonist to talk about tools of the trade on the blog, A Case For PencilsSee it here.

Link here to Ms. Warp’s New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.

Link here to Ms. Warp’s website.

Mick Stevens, Paul Karasik & Bob Mankoff’s Semi-Serious Discussion on Martha’s Vineyard; Fave Photo of the Day

Posted on 21st July 2015 in News

martha_basicThis Friday, Mick Stevens, Paul Karasik & Bob Mankoff will discuss New Yorker cartooning following a screening of the documentary film,  “Very Semi-Serious”

Details here.

More on the panelists:

Mick Stevens’ website

Paul Karasik’s blog

Bob Mankoff’s website

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 Fave Photo of the Day

George Booth, Marisa Marchetto Acocella, and Matthew Diffee at this evening’s  NYPL event (see the July 15th Ink Spill post for details).    Photo courtesy of Marcie Jacobs-Cole

Booth, M, & D

 

A Cartoonist’s 7 Lessons on the Art of Storytelling

Posted on 20th July 2015 in News

DONNELLY_20Photo300dpiFrom The Huffington Post, July 19, 2015, “The Art of Storytelling — 7 Lessons From Cartoonist Liza Donnelly”  — (link includes a lengthy video of Donnelly’s recent live interview with Michael Krigsman and Vala Afshar on CXOTalk).  

 

Ms. Donnelly’s website

Booth, Acocella, & Diffee’s Illustrated Conversation at The New York Public Library; Liza Donnelly to Speak at The Norman Rockwell Museum; Michael Crawford’s Paintings Exhibited

Posted on 15th July 2015 in News

NYPLGeorge Booth, Marisa Acocella Marchetto, and Matthew Diffee will engage in an illustrated conversation Tuesday, July 21st at the NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library.  Details here.

 

 

Mr. Booth, who began contributing  to The New Yorker in 1969, was recently featured in Richard Gehr’s book of interviews, I Only Read It For the Cartoons. cartoonscover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Marchetto’s latest book, Ann Tenna: A Novel is due September 1, 2015. She began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998.Ann Tenna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Diffee’s latest book,  Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People  was published last May. He began contributing to The New Yorker in 1999.

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LDLiza Donnelly will be at The Norman Rockwell Museum tomorrow evening speaking about her life as a New Yorker cartoonist. Details here. Ms. Donnelly is now in her 33rd year of contributing to The New Yorker. Her most recent book, Women on Men was a finalist for The Thurber Prize.

 

 

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MCThe Atwater Gallery (Rhinebeck, NY) will  host an exhibit of Michael Crawford‘s paintings  beginning this Saturday, July 18th.  Details here.  Mr. Crawford’s first drawing appeared in The New Yorker in 1984.

Drew Dernavich’s First Children’s Book

Posted on 14th July 2015 in News

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With the publication this coming February of It’s Not Easy Being Number 3, Drew Dernavich continues the long tradition of New Yorker cartoonists venturing into the children’s book world (the list includes, among many others,  Rea Irvin, Lee Lorenz, James Stevenson, Robert Kraus, James Thurber, William Steig, Frank Modell, Ed Arno, Edward Koren, Henry Martin, Syd Hoff, Dana Fradon, Jack Ziegler, Liza Donnelly, Danny Shanahan, Harry Bliss, and Roz Chast).

[It’s Not Easy Being Number 3, Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano, February 2016]

More info:

Mr. Dernavich’s website

Fave Photo of the Day: Johnson, Flake & Donnelly

Posted on 12th July 2015 in News

J,F & DFrom today’s opening in Kingston NY of Carolita Johnson & Michael Crawford’s work (see yesterday’s post for details): Ms. Johnson, Emily Flake and Liza Donnelly

 

(photo courtesy of Ms. Donnelly)

Fave Photo of the Day: Canoeing Cartoonists

Posted on 6th July 2015 in News

Canoeing Cartoonists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are two exceptional New Yorker cartoonists, Bob Eckstein and David Borchart, canoeing this past weekend on Lacawac Lake in Pennsylvania’s  Lacawac Sanctuary.  (Photo courtesy of Sharon Mesmer)

Book of Interest: The Realist Cartoons; Feiffer at 86; Mick Stevens Talks Batch

Posted on 22nd June 2015 in News

RealistIt’s going to be awhile before this appears in bookstores (April of 2016) but the wait will be worth it.  Here’s a description  from the publisher (Fantagraphics):

The Realist was a legendary satirical periodical that ran from 1958 to 2001 and published some of the most incendiary cartoons that ever appeared in an American magazine. The Realist Cartoons collects, for the first time, the best, the wittiest, and the most provocative drawings that appeared in its pages, including work by R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, S. Clay Wilson, Jay Lynch, Trina Robbins, Mort Gerberg, Jay Kinney, Richard Guindon, Nicole Hollander, Skip Williamson, and many others.

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MN-AJ408_FEIFFE_J_20150615154339 Here’s a really nice interview with Jules Feiffer from The Wall Street Journal (by way of Bado’s blog).

 

 

 

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The BatchIf you happen to be in the vicinity of St. Augustine, Florida on June 30th, you’re in luck, because Mick Stevens,  one of the funniest New Yorker cartoonists on the planet will be showing his work and speaking about “The Batch” [a collective term for the drawings a cartoonist submits weekly to the magazine. Link here to see my complete New Yorker cartoonists glossary]

Mick posted the following on Face Book this morning:

I’ll be speaking briefly (20 Slides, 20 seconds per slide) at Pecha Kucha nite here in St. Aug. on June 30. Details.

Tom Toro Returns as The New Yorker’s Daily Cartoonist; Looking at a 90 Year Old Issue of The New Yorker

Posted on 20th June 2015 in News

tom-final-1657-1e23aac5773a5b446c00fc32d090c99e4a131217-s300-c85Tom Toro (left) has taken The New Yorker Daily Cartoonist baton from Christopher Weyant.  Mr.Toro previously did the Daily in early 2014.

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hoh1A couple of days ago, A Case For Pencils was mentioned in this space as a new favorite site…today, another favorite,  Attempted Bloggery brings to our attention the  June 20th 1925 New Yorker (a copy recently sold at auction for  $1,330.00).

“Live” New Yorker Cartoons return to Late Night with Seth Meyers

Posted on 11th June 2015 in News

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“Live” New Yorker cartoons returned to NBC’s  “Late Night with Seth Meyers” last night.   This third installment in the series can be seen here.  Seth Meyers is joined by Jerry Seinfeld and The New Yorker‘s editor, David Remnick, who provides commentary.  Cartoons by Bruce Eric Kaplan, Alex Gregory, Mark Thompson, Tom Cheney, and Charlie Hankin are featured.