Conversation of Interest: Emily Flake & Glen Baxter

Posted on 11th September 2016 in News

glen-baxterCircle the date! Emily Flake in conversation with Glen Baxter on September 19th. Details here.  images-1

Ms. Flake’s cartoons were first published in The New Yorker in 2008,  Mr. Baxter’s in 1989. Mr. Baxter’s latest book, Almost Completely Baxter: New and Collected Blurtings, was published in May. Ms. Flake’s latest, Mama Tried, was published in the Fall of 2015.









Glen Baxter, Ben Katchor, Emily Flake, Michael Maslin at The Brooklyn Book Festival

Posted on 23rd August 2016 in News

BBF 2016


New Yorker contributors Ben Katchor, Glen Baxter, Emily Flake and yours truly will be part of the 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival. Here’s a link to the festival’s website.  When there’s further info on the events attached to these folks I’ll post links*

*for starters, here are the details of my participation:

12:00pm Brooklyn Historical Society Auditorium (128 Pierrepont St)

Artists As Influencers. A conversation about how cultural creators both reflect and influence society with biographers Michael Maslin (Peter Arno, The Mad Mad World of the New Yorker’s Greatest Cartoonist), Nancy Princenthal (Agnes Martin- Her Life and Art), and Mary Louise Patterson, (co-editor of Letters From Langston: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Red Scare and Beyond)


Blitt Pencilled; The Tilley Watch…with Mankoff, Eckstein, Flake, Steed & Allenby

Posted on 17th August 2016 in News

tumblr_inline_oc0iv7UAkQ1sj0qh6_500Barry Blitt is the next New Yorker artist sharing the tools of his trade on Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful blog, A Case For Pencils. Read it here.






Tilley Watch...

“New Yorker Cartoons Past, Present and Future” a talk by Bob Mankoff, the New Yorker‘s Cartoon Editor will take place at The Museum of The City of New York on September 8th.  All the details here


…another cartoonist makes their New Yorker debut in this week’s issue. Kendra Allenby, whose previous work can be found here, is in the issue of August 22. Ms. Allenby is either the 9th or 10th new cartoonist (one of these days I’ll be more definitive) added to the magazine’s stable in the past eight months…

And in case you missed these: Edward Steed’s piece on his travels in ChinaEmily Flake’s piece on NYC’s L Train closure…and Bob Eckstein’s  illustrations

in the New York Times accompanying the piece “Which Olympic Sport Would You Compete In?”.


A Flake Performance in Delaware

Posted on 9th August 2016 in News

Umans-EFlake_96065-700x525Emily Flake will be doing some stand-up and showing her work September 15th at the Delaware Art Museum.  Details here.

David Remnick Returns to NBC’s Late Night with Live New Yorker Cartoons

Posted on 24th February 2016 in News

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New Yorker Editor, David Remnick has returned to NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers to explain a handful of live New Yorker cartoons.  

“Pt. IV: The Dark Side of The Cartoon” features work by Emily Flake, J.C. Duffy, Farley Katz and Alex Gregory. See it all here.

Flake Pencilled

Posted on 20th January 2016 in News






















Next up on Jane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencils: Emily Flake, author of Mama Tried.








…and over on TCJ (The Comics Journal) site, Richard Gehr is back with another of his interviewsThe latest is with Ms. Flake.

New Yorker’s Special True Crime Reader of Writing & Cartoons

Posted on 24th October 2015 in News



























Just out, The New Yorker Reader: True Crime,  an anthology of writing and cartoons with these 36 cartoonists represented:

Charles Addams, Peter Arno, Charles Barsotti, Harry Bliss, David Borchart, Michael Crawford, Leo Cullum, Drew Dernavich, Matthew Diffee, Emily Flake, Alex Gregory, William Haefeli, William Hamilton, Marshall Hopkins, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Farley Katz, Edward Koren, Arnie Levin, Lee Lorenz, Bob Mankoff, Michael Maslin, Ariel Molvig, Paul Noth, John O’Brien, Mischa Richter, Bernard Schoenbaum, Danny Shanahan, Edward Steed, Peter Steiner, James Stevenson,  Mike Twohy, P.C. Vey, Kim Warp, Christopher Weyant, Gahan Wilson, Jack Ziegler

Fave Photo of the Day: Flake & Dator at “Mama Tried” Launch

Posted on 8th October 2015 in News

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Here’s Emily Flake and Joe Dator at last night’s Book Court launch party for Ms. Flake’s new book, Mama Tried.  (photo courtesy of Joe Dator).


Emily Flake’s website

Joe Dator’s website

Fave Photos of the Day: Mick Stevens, Liza Donnelly & P.C. Vey; Flake Book Launch

Posted on 6th October 2015 in News

At The New Yorker today: Mick Stevens photographing P.C. Vey,  and Liza Donnelly with  Mr. Stevens (both photos courtesy of Ms. Donnelly).

P.C. Vey & Mick NYer Oct 6 '15Liza & Mick @ The NYer Oct 6 '15













If you’re in Brooklyn tomorrow,  help celebrate the launch of Emily Flake’s Mama Tried. All the info here


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)