R. Sikoryak’s 50th Birthday Carousel

Posted on 24th November 2014 in News

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Details here on Mr. Sikoryak’s upcoming 50th Birthday Spectacular

Link here to see his New Yorker work

Article of Interest: Chris Weyant

Posted on 20th November 2014 in News

ChrisFrom News@Gettysburg, November 19, 2014, “Political cartoons to children’s books: Chris Weyant ’89 draws on  GBurg experiences”

Link here to visit Chris Weyant’s website

Link here to see his work on The New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank site.

I Only Read It For the Cartoons Event. And a Book Trailer with Edward Koren & Roz Chast

Posted on 19th November 2014 in News

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Author Richard Gehr will host a panel of cartoonists at The School of Visual Arts on December 11th. Details here. Victoria Roberts, Edward Koren, and the magazine’s former Art Editor/Cartoon Editor, Lee Lorenz will join Gehr.

 

 

 

And Here’s a short trailer on Vimeo for Gehr’s new book, I Only Read It For the Cartoons — with audio from Edward Koren and Roz Chast.

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Interview/video: Ben Schwartz

Posted on 17th November 2014 in News

benFrom protomag.com, September 22, 2014, “Drawing From Experience” — this short interview & video of Ben Schwartz. [thanks to Liam Walsh for posting this on FB, thus bringing it to my attention]

Ink Spill’s Index to The New Yorker’s Cartoons of the Year 2014

Posted on 13th November 2014 in News

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The New Yorker’s Cartoons of the Year 2014 is out this week.  As in the past, Ink Spill is providing a handy index to the drawings and artists within (there is no index in the publication itself).  So if you’re so inclined,  print out this index  and tape it to the inside back cover of your copy.

 

Index of Artists 

Barsotti, Charles 13, 104, 114, 135, 144

Bliss, Harry 10, 12, 40, 50, 63, 78, 99, 128

Borchart, David 68, 103, 131(as part of spread “10 Best Caption Contests”), 135

Byrnes, Pat  60

Chast, Roz   Spread: “Visions of God” 24-25, 36, 65

Cheney, Tom  26, 44, 56, 102, 129

Cotham, Frank  20, 23, 49, 54, 100

Crawford, Michael  43, 45, 59, 108, 123, 127,128

Darrow, Jr., Whitney 114 (as part of spread “Why Out West?”)

Dator, Joe  15, 28, 79, 124

Dedini, Eldon  115(as part of the spread “Why Out West?”)

Dernavich, Drew 9, 32, 34, 57, 58, 109, 112

Diffee, Matthew 11, 71, 115 (as part of spread “Why Out West?”)

Donnelly, Liza  79

Duffy, J.C.  Cover, 18, 41, 57, 64

Eckstein, Bob  93

Finck, Liana 111

Flake, Emily   27, Spread:”What’s in Your Shame Cupboard?” 66-67, 72, 82, 126

Gross, Sam 13, 15, 16, 38, 92, 138

Haefeli, William 29, 40, 44, 59, 62, 71, 72, 82, 120

Hafeez, Kaamran 65, 119, 137, 138, 142

Hankin, Charlie 98, 141

Hoey, Trevor 97

Hwang, Amy 9

Johnson, Carolita 78, 111, 113

Kanin, Zachary 20, 43, 45, 51, 64, 110

Kaplan, Bruce Eric  10, 29, 49, 52, 55, 69, 81, 109, 112

Karasik, Paul  Spread: “Anatomy of a Gag” 6-7

Katz, Farley 28, 34, 37

Klossner, John  33

Koren, Edward  14, 51, 53

Leighton, Robert  32

Lorenz, Lee  142

Mankoff, Robert  37, 93, 94

Marchetto, Marisa Acocella  40

Maslin, Michael 12, 48, Spread: “Why Out West?” 114-115, 130 (as part of spread “10 Best Caption Contests”)

McKay, Andy (as NAF)  22

Mueller, P.S.  83

Noth, Paul 8, 31, 33, 35, 39, 47, 62, 76, 80, 101, 103, 105, 123, 132(as part of spread “10 Best Caption Contests”), 134

O’Brien, John 99

Pandolph, Corey 29, 59

Patterson, Jason 117

Roberts, Victoria 50, 55

Ross, Al  114 (as part of “Why Out West?” spread)

Rowe, Julian 47

Schwartz, Benjamin  30, 42, 95, 106, 125, 141

Shanahan, Danny  63, 94, 140, 142, 131 &132 (as part of spread “10 Best Caption Contests”)

Shaw, Michael  129

Shermund, Barbara 114 (as part of the “Why Out West?” spread)

Sipress, David, 19, 22, 69, 110, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 124

Smaller, Barbara 35, 45, 46, 52, 58, 77, 80

Spaulding, Trevor 39

Steed, Edward 16, 21, 23, 60, 81, 122, 125, 126, 137 

Steinberg, Avi  5

Stevens, Mick 19, 38, 136

Suits, Julia  31

Toro, Tom  27,54,139

Twohy, Mike 13, 130 (as part of spread “10 Best Caption Contests”)

Vey, P.C., 21, 101, 103, 104, 106,116, 140

Walsh, Liam  46, 61, 83

Warp, Kim  95

Weyant, Christopher 77, 96, 105, 118, 131(as part of spread, “10 Best Caption Contests”)

Wheeler, Shannon  52, 70, Spread “The Dirty Little Secret Origin of Comic Books” 73-75, 96, 102, 136, 139

Wilson, Gahan  17, 131 (as part of spread, “10 Best Caption Contests”)

Ziegler, Jack  41, 97, 107, 115, 133 (as part of spread “10 Best Caption Contests”), 137

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ziegler Interviews Ziegler

Posted on 10th November 2014 in News

JZFrom Science of Parenthood, “Cartoon Superstars Who Happen to Share My DNA” — this Jack Ziegler interview conducted by his daughter, Jessica Ziegler.

Dumas Talk: “How to Live With a Cartoonist”; National Book Foundation Interview with Roz Chast

Posted on 10th November 2014 in News

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Jerry Dumas will be speaking November 18th on “How To Live With a Cartoonist” [above: a snippet of a Dumas New Yorker drawing published in 1974]

 

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The National Book Foundation is interviewing its 2014 nominees. Winners of the award will be announced November 19th.

Here’s their Roz Chast interview. [photo credit: Bill Franzen]

Charles Saxon’s work included in Columbia Exhibit

Posted on 9th November 2014 in News

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From Columbia’s promotional material:

“Comics at Columbia: Past, Present, Future” presents art, manuscripts, and ephemera from Columbia’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library, including items associated with the university’s history, as well as art from Mad artist Al Jaffee, Elfquest artist Wendy Pini, and New Yorker cartoonist Charles Saxon; drafts and notes from X-Men writer Chris Claremont and Legion of Super Heroes writer Paul Levitz, and correspondence from mainstream and indie comics luminaries Stan Lee, Harvey Kurtzman, and Howard Cruse–and much more.

Link here for all the info.

 

Here’s Saxon’s entry on Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z:

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).

Tomine, Burns, Spiegelman in Brooklyn; The Cartoon Lounge Episode #3

Posted on 7th November 2014 in News

cabBeginning tomorrow, November 8th and running through November 9th, with guests including Art Spiegelman, Adrian Tomine, and Charles Burns.  All the info here on their website.

 

 

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Filmed deep within the center of The New Yorker’s Cartoon Universe, episode 3 of The Cartoon Lounge, featuring a special appearance by the fellow who reads every single cartoon caption entry.

Mid-Week Round-Up

Posted on 5th November 2014 in News

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Bob Mankoff, The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, has been busy lately, traveling hither and yon, leaving radio interviews, print interviews and articles in his wake. Here’s a sampling:

From swarthmore.edu, November 4, 2014, “Getting Serious About Funny Business: Robert Mankoff on Cartoons and  Psychology”

Radio interview, wabe.org, November 4, 2014, “Robert Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker”

From mlive. November 5, 2014, “The New Yorker’s cartoon editor Bob Mankoff talks about his funny job.”

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Roz Chast, who has been enjoying a Fall of accolades for her memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, has another: From poets.org, November 5, 2014, “Award-winning Cartoonist Roz Chast Selected by Chip Kidd to Design the Official National Poetry Month 2015 Poster”

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Scribner will publish, according to its own pr, “a book not for everyone”  by Matt DiffeeHand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People is due May 12, 2015 (no cover art available at the moment. Pictured is Best of The Rejection Collection, edited by Mr. Diffee in 2011).

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Finally, here’s a clip of the Bob Mankoff/Roz Chast conversation from the recent New Yorker Festival.

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