New Yorker Festival’s Cartoon Events

Posted on 7th September 2015 in News

festSeveral cartoon-related events at this year’s New Yorker festival:

Friday, October 2nd: a showing of Very Semi-Serious, a documentary film featuring some of the magazine’s cartoonists, followed by a panel discussion including Liana Finck, Emily Flake, Mort Gerberg and the magazine’s current cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff. Moderated by Roz Chast.   Details here.

BobRCSaturday, October 3rd: Matt Diffee talks, shows his cartoons, and plays music.  Details here.

(pictured: Bob Mankoff & Roz Chast)

Fave Photo of the Day: Johnson, Flake & Donnelly

Posted on 12th July 2015 in News

J,F & DFrom today’s opening in Kingston NY of Carolita Johnson & Michael Crawford’s work (see yesterday’s post for details): Ms. Johnson, Emily Flake and Liza Donnelly


(photo courtesy of Ms. Donnelly)

“Cast of Characters” New Cover; Flake’s “Mama Tried”Cover Revealed; Diffee Title Released

Posted on 28th May 2015 in News

CastofCharactersCoverIVBack in February Ink Spill noted that  a cover had been released for Thomas Vinciguerra’s forthcoming Cast of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E.B. White, James Thurber, and The Golden Age of The New Yorker. Mr Vinciguerra tells Ink Spill that his book — due in November — now has a new cover, and he explains:

“John Glusman, Norton’s editor-in-chief and vice president, told me some weeks ago that he pitched ‘Cast of Characters’ so enthusiastically to his sales representatives, and made it sound like such a riot, that they said they preferred a cover that would be a little more ‘fun.’ He asked me if I had any bright ideas; I regret to say that I came up with nothing. And so Norton’s art team worked its magic. I have no idea how this wacky cover will look on a Barnes and Noble display table, but it’s certainly distinctive.”

[On the cover, reading clockwise: E.B. White, Wolcott Gibbs, James Thurber, Katharine White, Robert Benchley, and Harold Ross]



Speaking of new covers, the cover of Emily Flake’s upcoming (October 6th) Mama Tried has just been released. And here it is:












Finally, out this week is a book we’ve mentioned here in past months as it made its way to pub date: Matthew Diffee’s Hand Drawn Jokes For Smart Attractive People.

Ward Sutton Guest Edits Society of Publication Designers Blog; Steig Album Cover Art at RISD Exhibit

Posted on 13th March 2015 in News

WardWard Sutton’s been guest editing SPD’s blog all week, conducting short interviews with some familiar names.  Go see!

Link to Mr. Sutton’s website.


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Back in February, Ink Spill noted an exhibit of illustrated album covers at the Rhode Island School of Design. Paul Karasik(who teaches at RISD) sent in these photos of the William Steig covers on display.

Bob Mankoff on the late Joe Farris; The Daily Redux for Flake

Posted on 4th February 2015 in News

JFThe New Yorker’s current cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff on Joe Farris, who passed away last week at the age of 90. “Joe Farris’s Top-Of-The- Line Cartoons”






Emily Flake has returned to the The Daily Cartoon.  Last time around was the summer of 2013.

Videos: Donnelly at TedxBayArea; Flake on Bloomberg; Chast on the NewsHour

Posted on 28th December 2014 in News


Three new videos featuring three of the best: Liza Donnelly, Emily Flake and Roz Chast



First up: Liza Donnelly speaking at TedxBayArea,  December 6, 2014






And here’s a link to Emily Flake appearing on Bloomberg, December 26, 2014






Roz Chast in a segment on the PBS NewsHour, December 26, 2014


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)

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.

Interview: Bob Mankoff; “Every Tuesday Afternoon” to be Screened

Posted on 13th July 2014 in News


From  History News Network, July 13, 2014, “A Life in Cartoons: An Interview with New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff”










Rachel Loube’s short, Every Tuesday Afternoon, A Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists, will be screened at the upcoming Rochester Jewish Film Festival.  The film focuses on several cartoonists, including Emily Flake, Zach Kanin, Drew Dernavich, Sidney Harris (below left) and Mort Gerberg (below right).

Details here.

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An Evening with Flake, Dernavich, Pandolf, and Schwartz:

Posted on 30th April 2014 in News

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