The Society of Illustrators has awarded medals in the Single Category to two New Yorker contributors, Keith Bendis (Gold) and Liam Walsh (Silver). Mr. Walsh’s award-winning entry appears left. It originally appeared in The New Yorker August 5, 2013. All the details here.
From Stephen Nadler, who runs the fun & informative Attempted Bloggery the above group photograph taken at last night’s opening of The Collection of Michael Maslin & Liza Donnelly at The Society of Illustrators.
Back row, left to right: Ben Schwartz, Liam Walsh, P.C.Vey, Robert Leighton, Christopher Weyant, Roxi Munro, Bob Eckstein, Sam Gross, Tom Bloom, Liza Donnelly, Michael Maslin.
Front row, left to right: Evan Forsch (wearing the cap), David Borchart, Farley Katz, Felipe Galindo (feggo), Barbara Smaller, Joe Dator
It gives me great pleasure to note that an original New Yorker cartoon by Anatol Kovarsky has just been added to the upcoming exhibit at The Society of Illustrators. Mr. Kovarsky, who was profiled this past summer on Ink Spill as well as on the New Yorker’s website, contributed cartoons and covers to The New Yorker from 1947 through 1969.
With the addition of Mr. Kovarsky’s drawing, the exhibit now includes the work of 46 New Yorker cartoonists.
On the Society of Illustrators October 2013 calender of exhibits: “The Collection of Michael Maslin and Liza Donnelly” — the exhibit runs from October 29 through December 21. (above: a Jack Ziegler drawing that appeared in The New Yorker July 28, 1980)
Here’s the event listing on the Society’s site:
Michael Maslin and Liza Donnelly, long-time contributors to The New Yorker Magazine, are also huge fans of the magazine’s cartoons, past and present. For over thirty years they have been collecting cartoons by New Yorker artists any way they can (gifts, ebay purchases, auctions, and as trades with their contemporaries). This exhibit represents the decades-long obsession with works by such cartoon luminaries from the magazine’s past as James Thurber, Gluyas Williams, and Helen Hokinson and present: Jack Ziegler, Roz Chast, Bob Mankoff, Mick Stevens, Drew Dernavich, Zachary Kanin, Barbara Smaller.
A Lecture and Reception will be held on October 30th to celebrate the opening of the exhibit.
Note: the exhibit, on display on the third floor Hall of Fame Gallery, consists of original work by approximately 40 New Yorker cartoonists, some of whom are tagged below. A full list will eventually appear on Ink Spill.
All the information you need about Felipe Galindo’s exhibit is above! Go!
Link here to Mr. Galindo’s website.
From Michael Cavna’s Washington Post blog, Comic Riffs, September 16, 2013, “Liza Donnelly’s Ignatz Awards make some history ‘to celebrate’ women cartoonists”
and in further Donnelly news:
Tomorrow evening Ms. Donnelly interviews Rutu Modan at The Society of Illustrators. Link here to their website for all the details.
Roxie Munro has posted on Facebook that The Society of Illustrators will host a memorial service for the late great Ed Fisher who passed away this past April. Mr. Fisher contributed over 700 cartoons to The New Yorker between 1951 and 2000. The memorial will be at the Society, 128 East 63rd St, NYC, this coming Tuesday (May 21) at 5.
With The Society of Illustrators as co-presenters, MoCCA’s Arts Festival returns for 2013 with its traditional mix of special guests and events. Among those in the festival whose work has appeared in The New Yorker are Jules Feiffer, Peter Kuper, the illustrator Arnold Roth and cover artist Peter de Seve. The event is this coming Saturday and Sunday (April 6th & 7th at the 69th Regiment Armory at 68 Lexington Ave., NYC).
For all the information on the festival, including Special Guests, Events, a floor plan of the booths, all participants, and more, link here.
Two recent posts on The New Yorker’s website, newyorker.com:
The magazine’s Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff, takes a look at marriage cartoons (what with all the marriage talk in the air and in Washington, D.C.) in his weekly blog post.
Liam Walsh and Benjamin Schwartz, two of the more recent recruits in The New Yorker‘s cartoonist fold collaborate on “Hey Look!” — their graphic report on a recent visit to see the Harvey Kurtzman exhibit at the Society of illustrators.
From graphicdesign.com, “MoCCA Merges with Society of Illustrators”
5 Questions for Roz Chast; Bloomingdale’s Cartoon Collection; Further news of The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) & The Society of Illustrators
From The Horn Book, August 2, 2012, “Five Questions for Roz Chast”
From American Enterprise, August 9, 2012, “Seeing artistry in Alfred Bloomingdale’s Cartoon Collection”