Dumas Talk: “How to Live With a Cartoonist”; National Book Foundation Interview with Roz Chast

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Jerry Dumas will be speaking November 18th on “How To Live With a Cartoonist” [above: a snippet of a Dumas New Yorker drawing published in 1974]

 

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The National Book Foundation is interviewing its 2014 nominees. Winners of the award will be announced November 19th.

Here’s their Roz Chast interview. [photo credit: Bill Franzen]

Charles Saxon’s work included in Columbia Exhibit

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From Columbia’s promotional material:

“Comics at Columbia: Past, Present, Future” presents art, manuscripts, and ephemera from Columbia’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library, including items associated with the university’s history, as well as art from Mad artist Al Jaffee, Elfquest artist Wendy Pini, and New Yorker cartoonist Charles Saxon; drafts and notes from X-Men writer Chris Claremont and Legion of Super Heroes writer Paul Levitz, and correspondence from mainstream and indie comics luminaries Stan Lee, Harvey Kurtzman, and Howard Cruse–and much more.

Link here for all the info.

 

Here’s Saxon’s entry on Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z:

Charles Saxon  (self portrait above from Best Cartoons of the Year 1947)  Born in Brooklyn, Nov 13, 1920, died in Stamford, Conn., Dec 6, 1988. NYer work: 1943 – 1991 (2 drawings published posthumously). Key collection: One Man’s Fancy ( Dodd, Mead, 1977).

Tomine, Burns, Spiegelman in Brooklyn; The Cartoon Lounge Episode #3

cabBeginning tomorrow, November 8th and running through November 9th, with guests including Art Spiegelman, Adrian Tomine, and Charles Burns.  All the info here on their website.

 

 

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Filmed deep within the center of The New Yorker’s Cartoon Universe, episode 3 of The Cartoon Lounge, featuring a special appearance by the fellow who reads every single cartoon caption entry.

Mid-Week Round-Up

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Bob Mankoff, The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, has been busy lately, traveling hither and yon, leaving radio interviews, print interviews and articles in his wake. Here’s a sampling:

From swarthmore.edu, November 4, 2014, “Getting Serious About Funny Business: Robert Mankoff on Cartoons and  Psychology”

Radio interview, wabe.org, November 4, 2014, “Robert Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker”

From mlive. November 5, 2014, “The New Yorker’s cartoon editor Bob Mankoff talks about his funny job.”

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Roz Chast, who has been enjoying a Fall of accolades for her memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, has another: From poets.org, November 5, 2014, “Award-winning Cartoonist Roz Chast Selected by Chip Kidd to Design the Official National Poetry Month 2015 Poster”

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Scribner will publish, according to its own pr, “a book not for everyone”  by Matt DiffeeHand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People is due May 12, 2015.

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Finally, here’s a clip of the Bob Mankoff/Roz Chast conversation from the recent New Yorker Festival.

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