Jerry Dumas Profiled; Peter Steiner’s “Hopeless But Not Serious” Returns; Gerberg Talks Cartoons

Posted on 7th January 2017 in News

dumasFrom The Comics Journal, January 6, 2017, “Jerry Dumas, Cartoonist and Poet” — Mr. Dumas, who died this past November, is profiled by a comics writer, R.C. Harvey.

Ink Spill’s notice of Jerry Dumas’s passing.



Peter Steiner, author of the classic New Yorker cartoon, “On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog”  has a new post on his Hopeless but not Serious site.  Go see.


the-art-in-cartooningMort Gerberg will give a talk, “The Magazine Cartoon: Telling a Story in Only One Panel” at the New School in late February.

Left: The Art of Cartooning, published by Scribner in 1975, edited by Ron Wolin, Mr. Gerberg, and the late New Yorker cartoonist, Ed Fisher.

See Ink Spill‘s notice of Ed Fisher’s passing here.

Out Today: Peter Steiner’s “The Capitalist”

Posted on 23rd February 2016 in News

photo-9Peter's CapitalistPeter Steiner‘s fifth novel, The Capitalist, is out today and available at your local bookseller and wherever else books are sold.

From Kirkus Reviews:

“…impresses both as thriller and morality play, building a memorable and complex tapestry of greed and culpability.”

Here’s a link to Mr.Steiner’s website.

See his New Yorker work here.

Link here to his blog, Hopeless But Not Serious


An Excellent Interview with Roz Chast; Felipe Galindo Pencilled; A New Cartoon From Peter Steiner

Posted on 3rd February 2016 in News

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From Design Matters,  Debbie Millman’s  interview with Roz Chast.

Link to Ms. Chast’s website here.






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[photo:  Eugenio Castro]

The latest subject on Jane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencils blog: Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo).  See it here!

Link here to Mr. Galindo’s website.






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Ever alert to Peter Steiner‘s  blog, Hopeless But Not Serious, Ink Spill  sends you over there to see his latest cartoon.


Link here to Mr. Steiner’s website.

New Cartoons from Peter Steiner; and More Spills…

Posted on 28th January 2016 in News

Steiner : sky is fallingPeter Steiner, the fellow who brought us The New Yorker‘s most republished drawing in its history, is gearing up for the February publication of his newest novel, The Capitalist, by treating us all to new cartoons.  The most recent drawing appears here. To see others visit Mr. Steiner’s blog,  Hopeless But Not Serious.

Peter Steiner’s website.


Peter's CapitalistThe Capitalist: A Thriller will be in bookstores February 23rd.  Thomas Dunne Books is publishing.









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From The Observer, January 27, 2016, “No Escape From The New Yorker  — this piece on the various areas where The New Yorker is roaming outside of the print world.

and speaking of roaming, here’s a piece from Indiewire, on the magazine’s new Amazon series, The New Yorker Presents.

Blog of Interest: Peter Steiner’s “Hopeless But Not Serious”

Posted on 15th September 2015 in News

9-14-2015-Frank-GehryPeter Steiner, who is responsible for the the most reprinted New Yorker cartoon in modern times, has been posting some wonderful new work on his blog, Hopeless But Not Serious. (left: Mr. Steiner’s most recent drawing: The Great Frank Gehry)

Link here to Peter Steiner’s website.

Live Interview: Liza Donnelly; Peter Steiner’s Hopeless But Not Serious Returns; Reminder: Crawford & Johnson Exhibit Opens July 11

Posted on 9th July 2015 in News



Liza Donnelly will be interviewed live tomorrow.  Info here.





There’s a  new entry on Peter Steiner‘s blog, Hopeless But Not Serious See it here.


And  speaking of Mr. Steiner, the cover of his next Louis Morgon novel has been unveiled.  CJV54_YUMAAHByqFollow news about the book on Twitter @LouisMorgon







mcA reminder: an exhibit of works by Michael Crawford and Carolita Johnson opens July 11th in Kingston, New York. Here’s a recent article about the event.

Peter Steiner’s “Hopeless But Not Serious” Returns; TCJ posts Sendak Tributes; Liza Donnelly’s Mother’s Day Forbes column

Posted on 11th May 2012 in News

Peter Steiner’s blog, Hopeless But Not Serious is back!   See it here.


Over at The Comics Journal the tributes to Maurice Sendak are pouring in.

Sendak, who passed away this past Tuesday at age 83, contributed one cover to The New Yorker, and in the same issue (September 27, 1993) contributed a two page spread, In The Dumps, co-written/drawn with Art Spiegelman. Mr. Sendak also contributed a Storyboard to the issue of January 18, 1993.


And…check out Liza Donnelly’s Forbes column on Mother’s Day, and while you’re there, scroll down for her take on the Time Magazine cover making news.

Mick Stevens’ Illustrated song; Peter Steiner’s blog Hopeless but not Serious; New Yorker’s Cartoon Issue out

Posted on 24th October 2011 in News

From Mick Stevens’ site, October 24, 2011,  this illustrated song


And a reminder that Peter Steiner has a brand new blog, Hopeless but not Serious, wherein he posts daily energetic graphic swipes at politics, politicians, etc..


Finally:  The 15th annual New Yorker Cartoon Issue hits the stands today.  It features a wonderful cover by George Booth, and includes color work by the likes of Mark Alan Stamaty, Emily Flake, Zach Kanin, and Roz Chast.   There’s a b&w spread of work by the late Leo Cullum, and The Funnies, where you’ll find drawings by Jack Ziegler, Lee Lorenz, Bruce Eric Kaplan, and more.  There’re a handful of cartoonists sprinkled among the ads as well (Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Danny Shanahan, and Liza Donnelly).