Update: This event postponed.
Richard Gehr, author of I Only Read It For The Cartoons, will be in conversation with Arnie Levin and Sam Gross tomorrow at Baruch College. Details here (scroll down for the event).
Attempted Bloggery takes a close look at The New Yorker’s 2nd issue (above: Al Frueh’s cover). Go see.
And over at A Case For Pencils, Ben Schwartz shares his tools of the trade. Link here!
Edward Koren, one of the giants of the New Yorker’s cartoon universe (his work has been appearing in the magazine for fifty-three years) will be showing prints & drawings at The Luise Ross Gallery this month through early April (see poster for specific dates). More information here.
Link here to Edward Koren’s website
Link here to see some of his New Yorker work
Liana Finck and Liza Donnelly are the latest additions to A Case For Pencils, a site devoted to tools of the trade. Go see!
Liam Walsh and Carolita Johnson have been awarded silver medals by The Society of Illustrators in the Single Category. Read all about it here.
From Print, February 24, 2015, “Insider Histories: Pioneering Black Cartoonist E. Simms Campbell”
Above: a Campbell drawing from the September 14, 1935 New Yorker. From 1932 through 1942 Mr. Campbell contributed roughly two dozen cartoons and one cover to the magazine.
Our good friend over at Attempted Bloggery has two posts tied-in to The New Yorker’s 90th anniversary. Go look!
As part of the New Yorker’s 90th anniversary celebration, its website has been posting decade-by-decade slide shows of cartoons. They’re now up to 1965 through 1975. The above, by Mischa Richter, appeared in the magazine May 23, 1970.
Above: The New York Times front page notice of Peter Arno’s passing. To the right: his last New Yorker drawing, captioned “Oh grow up!” was finished a few months before he died.
From Adweek’s Fishbowl NY, February 22, 2015, “New Yorker Cartoonist Set to ‘Live-Draw’ the Oscars”
Left: Donnelly with iPad, reviewing last year’s live-tweet Oscar drawings and watching early red carpet coverage.
Over on The New Yorker’s website there is much to dig into: cartoon slide shows from various decades, selected classic pieces, covers. Go here to see what’s going on.
Note: Alas, Rea Irvin’s classic cover of the magazine’s mascot does not appear this week. Nine contemporary takes on Tilley appear instead. I took the above photo to accompany my essay “Tilley Over Time” on the magazine’s website, August of 2008.