Society of Illustrators Medals Awarded

Posted on 13th June 2014 in News

LiamThe 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.

Favorite Photo of the Day: New Yorker Cartoonists at The Society of Illustrators

Posted on 31st October 2013 in News

Cartoonists at SI











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

One More Drawing Added to the Society of Illustrators Upcoming New Yorker Cartoon Exhibit

Posted on 19th October 2013 in News



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.

Society of Illustrators Exhibits New Yorker Cartoonists’ Cartoon Collection

Posted on 4th October 2013 in News














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.






Felipe Galindo (feggo) Exhibit; Liza Donnelly and the Historic Ignatz Awardss

Posted on 16th September 2013 in News

















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:

portrait_modanTomorrow evening Ms. Donnelly interviews Rutu Modan at The Society of Illustrators.  Link here to their  website for all the details.


Note: Ed Fisher Memorial, May 21, at The Society of Illustrators

Posted on 19th May 2013 in News


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.

Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art Arts Festival this Weekend with Feiffer, de Seve, and Others

Posted on 2nd April 2013 in News


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.

Cartoons & Marriage; Two New Yorker Cartoonists on The Harvey Kurtzman Exhibit

Posted on 29th March 2013 in News


Two recent posts on The New Yorker’s website,

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.

More on the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art / Society of Illustrators merge

Posted on 19th August 2012 in News

From, “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

Posted on 9th August 2012 in News

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”


From The Comics Journal (TCJ), August 9, 2012, Michael Dean continues his fine coverage with “MoCCA Gets a New Lease on Life at Society of Illustrators”