An M.K. Brown Retrospective

Posted on 26th August 2014 in News

Stranger-Than-life-cover_thumb-232x300From San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum, this notice of a retrospective exhibit: “Stranger Than Life: The Cartoons and Comics of M.K. Brown” (August 30, 2014 — February 15, 2015).

All the info here.

R. Sikoryak’s Carousel Comic Art Exhibit

Posted on 23rd August 2014 in News



Fans of R. Sikoryaks Carousel will be treated to an exhibit of work from some of the event’s contributors over its seventeen year (and counting) run. Among the artists showing work is Emily Flake.

Here’s a link to all the information.  (opens September 3, 2014)

On the cover of this week’s New Yorker: Danny Shanahan; Ben Schwartz Does The Daily

Posted on 18th August 2014 in News

CV1_TNY_08_25_14Shanahan.inddHere’s a fun piece (with a brief slide show) on The New Yorker‘s website about Danny Shanahan’s latest cover.











Ben Schwartz has taken the Daily Cartoon baton from Farley Katz, who has been doing the Daily since June 23rd. Click here to see the cartoon up close on

Liza Donnelly is a Thurber Prize Finalist

Posted on 13th August 2014 in News

Women On Men COVER FINALWomen on Men (Narrative Library), the most recent book by Liza Donnelly, the long time New Yorker cartoonist, has been selected as one of three finalists for The Thurber Prize.  The other nominees are David Letterman & Bruce McCall for This Land Was Made For You and Me (But Mostly Me) and John Kenney for Truth in Advertising. The winner will be announced at Caroline’s Comedy Club in New York, September 30th.


Donnelly, who was, with me,  a Thurber Prize semi-finalist, for our joint effort in 2009, Cartoon Marriage, has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1982. Below is her Ink Spill “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z” entry:


Liza Donnelly Born, Washington, D.C. NYer work: 1982 – Key book: Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons (Prometheus, 2005).  Edited: Mothers & Daughters ( Ballantine, 1993), Fathers & Sons ( Ballantine, 1994), Sex & Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Modern Love…in 200 Cartoons ( Twelve, 2008).  Co-authored with Michael Maslin:  Husbands & Wives ( Ballantine 1995),  Call Me When You Reach Nirvana ( Andrew & McMeel, 1995),  Cartoon Marriage ( with Michael Maslin) (Random House, 2009), When Do They Serve the Wine?( Chronicle, 2010).  Donnelly also wrote and illustrated a popular series of dinosaur books for children ( Dinosaur Day, Dinosaur Beach, Dinosaur Halloween, etc.) all published by Scholastic.

Link to Donnelly’s website here.

Link to Donnelly’s New Yorker work here.



Review: Gehr’s “I Only Read It For the Cartoons”

Posted on 6th August 2014 in News

9780544114456From Kirkus Review, August 6, 2014, “I Only Read It For the Cartoons” the forthcoming collection of interviews by Richard Gehr.

Kliban Cartoons Online

Posted on 4th August 2014 in News

VoiceFrom Lines and Colors, August 4, 2014,“B. Kliban cartoons on the web” — this post with lots of helpful links.

And…here’s part of the Kliban entry on Ink Spill‘s “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z”:

B.(Bernard) Kliban     Born, Norwalk, Connecticut, January 1, 1935.  Died, August 12, 1990, San Francisco, California. NYer work: 1 drawing, November 30, 1963.

Mankoff Memoir Review: What’s So Funny?

Posted on 3rd August 2014 in News

AR-140809924From The Gazette (Iowa), August 3, 2014, “What’s So Funny?” — a review of The New Yorker‘s current cartoon editor’s memoir, How About Never — Is Never Good For You?

Roger Angell in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Posted on 27th July 2014 in News

AngellRoger Angell, the New Yorker editor and writer, who at one time was close to becoming the magazine’s cartoon editor, was honored in Cooperstown, New York.  Here’s how The New York Times covered it: “Revered Essays on the Game Lead to Hall of Fame Honor”

Blogspotting: Ronald Searle Tribute

Posted on 26th July 2014 in News

PerpetuaHeader3An interesting site here with material regarding Mr. Searle as well as Andre Francoise.

David Remnick returns to Late Night with Live Cartoons

Posted on 23rd July 2014 in News




New Yorker editor David Remnick made a return appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, witnessing then commenting on a handful of the magazine’s cartoons brought to life. The featured cartoons by: Christopher Weyant, Harry Bliss, Emily Flake, Zachary Kanin, and the late Charles Barsotti.

Link here to see the piece. And if you want to see the first live cartoons on Late Night, click here.