From newyorker.com, March 13, 2013, “Farewell Fung Wah” this video by Marc Philippe Eskenazi, wearing one of his many hats (he’s also a stand-up comedian, a New Yorker cartoonist, and an assistant cartoon editor at the magazine).
Mr. Eskenazi sets his tune to Bob Dylan’s 1965 song, “Farewell Angelina” (found on Sony’s 1991 release, Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series, Vol.2)
From deadline.com, March 12, 2013, “Cate Blanchett to Star in HBO Adaptation of ‘Cancer Vixen’” –Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s memoir gets closer to the silver screen.
(thanks to David Pomerantz for the link)
From venturebeat.com, March 12, 2013, “The truth about SXSW by New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler”
From Strand Books this notice of a group appearance of cartoonists whose work appears in the Best of The Rejection Collection. Matthew Diffee, Christopher Weyant, Barbara Smaller and Marisa Acocella Marchetto, among many others, are slated to appear. (Event at Strand Books, 12th St. & Broadway, NYC, January 12, 2012, 7pm- 8pm.)
This VERY FUNNY video promoting the Best of The Rejection Collection features Sam Gross, Paul Noth, David Sipress, Matt Diffee, Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Bob Mankoff and Roz Chast
From Mick Stevens’ site mickstevens.com, 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).