Mick Stevens illustrates The Lobster Theory; Chast & Mankoff Meet in Brooklyn; Andy Friedman Interviewed

Posted on 6th September 2014 in News

MickThe New Yorker cartoonist, Mick Stevens, has illustrated a musical instruction book, The Lobster Theory.  Go to Mick’s site here to learn more about it (and more about Mick’s other work).

 

 

 

 

 

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il_570xN.465308843_2vqwBob Mankoff, the New Yorker‘s current cartoon editor, and the cartoonist, Roz Chast will be speaking at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Time Out New York has all the info here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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imagesAndy Friedman, a man of many hats, is interviewed by Story Matters. Fans of Mr. Friedman may also want to look at the New Yorker work by Larry Hat.

Video: Lee Lorenz in Conversation with Michael Maslin

Posted on 5th September 2014 in News

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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 – .

 

Karasik’s Graphic Interview with Feiffer

Posted on 30th August 2014 in News

JulesFrom 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)).

Wheeler’s Opera; A Cartoon Collection; Donnelly’s Emmy Sketches

Posted on 27th August 2014 in News

coffeeFrom the Maryhill Museum, “Madcap Too Much Coffee Man Opera Comes to Hood River” this news of the latest production of  Shannon Wheeler‘s creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From Comics & Cola, August 27, 2014,

“Comics Shelfie: John Martz” — photos of John Martz’s cartoon collection.  A fun array.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Emmys

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.

 

 

 

R. Sikoryak’s Carousel Comic Art Exhibit

Posted on 23rd August 2014 in News

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Fans of R. Sikoryaks 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)

Library of Congress National Book Festival includes Feiffer, Donnelly and Staake

Posted on 21st August 2014 in News

poster_enlargeNew Yorker contributors Jules Feiffer, Liza Donnelly and Bob Staake join a large number of authors, August 30th.

Info here.

 

Review: Gehr’s “I Only Read It For the Cartoons”

Posted on 6th August 2014 in News

9780544114456From Kirkus Review, August 6, 2014, “I Only Read It For the Cartoons” the forthcoming collection of interviews by Richard Gehr.

Mankoff Memoir Review: What’s So Funny?

Posted on 3rd August 2014 in News

AR-140809924From 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?

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

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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.