Update: Postponed! Arnie Levin & Sam Gross in Conversation with Richard Gehr; A Look at The New Yorker’s 2nd Issue; Ben Schwartz on A Case For Pencils

Posted on 4th March 2015 in News

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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).

 

 

 

 

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Attempted Bloggery takes a close look at The New Yorker’s 2nd issue (above: Al Frueh’s cover). Go see.

 

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And over at A Case For Pencils, Ben Schwartz shares his tools of the trade. Link here!

Edward Koren’s NYC Exhibit

Posted on 3rd March 2015 in News

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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

A Case For Pencils Features Liza Donnelly & Liana Finck

Posted on 2nd March 2015 in News

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Liana Finck and Liza Donnelly are the latest additions to A Case For Pencils, a site devoted to tools of the trade.  Go see!

Walsh & Johnson Medal at The Society of Illustrators

Posted on 27th February 2015 in News

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Liam Walsh and Carolita Johnson have been awarded silver medals by The Society of Illustrators in the Single Category. Read all about it here.

R.C. Harvey on E. Simms Campbell

Posted on 25th February 2015 in News

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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.

Looking Through the First Issue of The New Yorker… & More

Posted on 25th February 2015 in News

TilleyOur good friend over at Attempted Bloggery has two posts tied-in to The New Yorker’s 90th anniversary.  Go look!

New Yorker Cartoons: 1965-1975 slideshow

Posted on 23rd February 2015 in News

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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.

It Was 47 Years Ago Today…

Posted on 22nd February 2015 in News

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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.

Donnelly Live-Draws the Oscars

Posted on 22nd February 2015 in News

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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.

The New Yorker Celebrates its 90th

Posted on 19th February 2015 in News

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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.