Jason Adam Katzenstein, a relative newcomer to the pages of The New Yorker, has illustrated Steven T. Seagal’s new book, Camp Midnight. Paste asked Mr. Katzenstein to provide a playlist for campfire nights. Read/see/listen here.
From The Guardian, April 24, 2016, this interview, “Robert Crumb: ‘I Was Born Weird'”
The fabulous Kim Warp is now in charge of The New Yorker‘s Daily Cartoon. See her Daily work here.
Below, a Warp cartoon from the April 6th 2015 New Yorker
Video: Noth & Dernavich in Princeton; After the All-Trump Cartoon Issue… All-Kasich, All-Clinton, All-Cruz Cartoon Issues?
Here’s a short video of Paul Noth and Drew Dernavich doing their thing at McCormick Hall in Princeton last Thursday.
[Paul Noth on the left, and Drew Dernavich. All photos courtesy of Attempted Bloggery‘s Stephen Nadler]
…By now, most everyone has had a week to absorb the all-Trump cartoon issue of The New Yorker (the issue of April 25th). There’s even a short video about it. Do we have all-Kasich, all-Clinton, all-Cruz cartoon issues in store for us in these last few months of campaigning?
NBC News visited Liza Donnelly at her upstate home last night and watched Ms. Donnelly live tweet draw memorable New York Primary moments.
Reporter, Lauren Prince observed:
Donnelly, a pioneer of on-the-fly sketching of live events — an art she calls “tweet-drawing” — spent the night watching the returns roll in from her living room. She had a fully charged large format iPad on her lap, two styluses at the ready, her laptop open at her side and her cellphone plugged in.
My thanks to Karen Green of Columbia University for last night’s wonderful send-off for Arno at Butler Library. And thanks too to Edward Sorel for co-piloting the program with me.
A big thank you to all who attended, including those from my New Yorker family: Roxie Munro, George Booth, Tom Bloom, Sam Gross, Robert Leighton, Felipe Galindo, David Borchart, Liza Donnelly, Peter Kuper and Bob Eckstein.
From the book’s afterword, where 60 New Yorker cartoonists talk about Arno, here’s what George Booth had to say:
Peter Arno’s work stands out and holds up in the test of time. His drawings and words were never timid, or just clever. They stated high quality, joy, confidence, strength, style, humor, idea, life, simplicity. His color was right; black and white became color. His cartoons were researched, with words well applied. The communication was clear and timely. He knew what he was doing. Peter Arno was an artist who gave something of value to the world. A hero.
Now at The Museum of the City of New York: Roz Chast’s Cartoon Memoirs. First seen at The Norman Rockwell Museum, this exhibit of Ms. Chast’s work has now traveled south to her hometown (if not her home borough). Details here.
New Yorker cartoonist William Hamilton, who passed away last week, is fondly remembered by Arion Press, with photos, drawings and a small exhibit. The story here
I couldn’t be more pleased that Attempted Bloggery has posted its first interview; the occasion happily coincides with the publication of Peter Arno: The Mad Mad World of The New Yorker’s Greatest Cartoonist.
Here’s a snippet of the interview:
Courtesy of Bob Eckstein, a quartet of photographs from last night’s event celebrating Sam Gross‘s work. [From the top: Sam Gross; a projected Gross drawing; David Borchart, Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo), and Amy Kurzweil, a brand new New Yorker cartoonist (her first cartoon appeared in the April 4th issue); Mr. Gross and long -time contributor, Mort Gerberg]
Attempted Bloggery has had plenty of interesting Peter Arno posts this week. Check ’em out!
…and from the Department of Self-promotion:
just six days til Peter Arno: The Mad Mad World of The New Yorker’s Greatest Cartoonist is released. Pre-order here.