Eustace Tilley Bids Adieu, Again

Posted on 26th January 2015 in News

Eustace 2Eustace Tilley (via Bruce McCall) bids adieu to Times Square on the cover of this week’s New Yorker.  The magazine begins work in its new headquarters at 1 World Trade this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New Yorker’s top-hatted mascot bid goodbye once before, back in August of 1937, when Otto Soglow gave us Tilley, not in a Cadillac, but in the back of a  Victoria, and embarking from The Plaza Hotel, not Times Square.   Back then,  Tilley was substituting for E.B. White, who had decided on taking a leave of absence from New York & The New Yorker.  The drawing appeared at the bottom of White’s farewell Talk of The Town piece.  A tearful Thurber dog follows close by the rear wheel. Eustace tips his hat to two waving women in black, holding muffs: Peter Arno’s Whoops Sisters.

 

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Tom Toro on NPR’s “My Big Break”

Posted on 26th January 2015 in News

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Hear Tom Toro on NPR’s “My Big Break”

Interview: Joe Dator

Posted on 20th January 2015 in News

jdFrom It’s Nice That, January 20, 2015, “Brilliant New Yorker cartoonist Joe Dator talks about his life and work”

Joe Dator’s website

Joe Dator’s New Yorker work (via the magazine’s Cartoon Bank website)

New Yorker Cartoonists Respond

Posted on 15th January 2015 in News

LDBob Mankoff’s blog this week, “Pour Charlie”  features a number of New Yorker cartoonists cartoon responses to last week’s events in Paris.

New Yorker Cartoon Editor Responds to Charlie Hebdo Attack

Posted on 8th January 2015 in News

BobLinks below to televised appearances by The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff in response to the Charlie Hebdo attack:

The Wall Street Journal’s  The News Hub.

The CBS Evening News

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And from The UK’s Independent: cartoons by cartoonists from around the world  responding to the attack

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The New York Times profiles the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists who lost their lives

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From MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Daily, Jan 8, 2015, here’s a short video of Michael Shaw’s appearance.

 

M.K. Brown Profiled

Posted on 5th January 2015 in News

MKFrom Marin News, January 4, 2015, “Fairfax Cartoonist M.K. Brown celebrated in ‘Stranger Than Life’ and show”

 

Auction of Interest: Swann Offers Numerous New Yorker Cartoons; Covers Calendar Noted; Video: Mankoff on Science of Humor

Posted on 2nd January 2015 in News

SwannSwann’s upcoming auction on January 22nd is chock full of New Yorker cartoons, with work by a number of the magazine’s giants.

Cartoons on the block by Steinberg, Mischa Richter, Barbara Shermund, William Steig, Richard Taylor, Edward Sorel, Victoria Roberts, Charles Addams, Helen Hokinson, Rea Irvin, and Peter Arno.

Below: a beautiful early Steig included in the auction.

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Link here to see all the work and for all the auction info.

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Covers Cal

Ordinarily, New Yorker cartoon calendars, diaries, and the like aren’t listed here, but this sounds like it’s not your ordinary calendar, so I’m making an exception.

Here’s an excerpt from the publisher’s blurb for The New Yorker 365 Days of Covers Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2016:

“…this calendar features hundreds of the very best examples, all beautifully reproduced in full color. Here are iconic covers from Jean-Jacques Sempé, George Booth, Maira Kalman, Arthur Getz, Roz Chast, and the other illustrators whose work has helped shape The New Yorker’s inimitable style. Unprecedented quality with its exceptional art, coated paper, and exacting standards of color printing, this calendar is a gallery for your desk.”

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From Business Insider, December 31, 2014, this short video featuring The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff: “Scientists Discovered What Makes Something Funny”

 

Cartoon Workshop with Carolita Johnson

Posted on 30th December 2014 in News

CJ2015 gets off to a fun start with a cartoon workshop with Carolita JohnsonLink here for all the info.

A Round-Up of Books to be Released in 2015 by New Yorker Cartoonists

Posted on 22nd December 2014 in News

2015 looks to be an exciting year for new books from New Yorker cartoonists.  Here’s a sampling:

 

 

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A collection by the one-and-only Gahan Wilson, Out There (Fantagraphics, July 3, 2015).  As anyone who visits this site knows, Mr. Wilson was recently the subject of a documentary film by Steven-Charles Jaffe, Born Dead, Still Weird

 

 

6fc3355abcFrom Marisa Acocella Marchetto, the author of the hugely popular Cancer Vixen, Ann Tenna (Knopf, September 1, 2015). Sorry, no cover image yet.

A review provided by the publisher:

“I am in awe: this is the work of a master craftsman at the top of her game. Ann Tenna is a great work of art, its storytelling fabulous and fresh. Marisa Acocella Marchetto defines our moment with social commentary that’s sharp, witty, and wise. Here is a universe of characters that will amaze and enchant you—a winning narrative that is timely, bold, and brilliant. Brava Marisa!” —Adriana Trigiani, author of Big Stone Gap and The Shoemaker’s Wife

 

Litera.RozChastRoz:clockFrom Roz Chast, author of the acclaimed memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant, Around the Clock! (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, January 13, 2015).

A review provided by the publisher:
“New Yorker cartoonist Chast presents a zany, hour-by-hour look at the activities of 23 different kids…the off-the-wall mayhem of Chast’s illustrations is what makes this quirky offering stand out…good, ridiculous fun, and future fans of alternative comic artists will eat this one right up.” (School Library Journal, January 2015)

 

 

 

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From Liza Donnelly, author of Women on Men, a 2014 Thurber Prize finalist, The End of the Rainbow (Holiday House (January 1, 2015).

 

kaplan__121214194742Screen shot 2014-08-31 at 4.50.41 PMFrom Bruce Eric Kaplan, a memoir, I Was a Child (Blue Rider Press, April 14, 2015).

A review provided by the publisher:

“In his poetically illustrated memoir, Bruce Eric Kaplan manages to capture all that is beautiful, hilarious and painful about growing up human. He will make you laugh with recognition, cry with nostalgia and longing, and somehow wish you were growing up bored in New Jersey.”
—Lena Dunham

 

 

Looking Twice at a Charles Saxon New Yorker Holiday Cover

Posted on 20th December 2014 in News

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Ink Spill’s good friend over at Attempted Bloggery has an interesting post examining  a preliminary cover sketch by Charles Saxon and comparing it to the published cover.  Look for yourself.

 

Below: Ink Spill’s  New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z entry for Mr. Saxon:

Charles Saxon  (self portrait above from Best Cartoons of the Year 1947)  Born in Brooklyn, Nov 13, 1920, died in Stamford, Conn., Dec 6, 1988. NYer work: 1943 – 1991 (2 drawings published posthumously). Key collection: One Man’s Fancy ( Dodd, Mead, 1977).