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]
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]
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.
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).
Beginning 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.
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.
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.”
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”
Scribner will publish, according to its own pr, “a book not for everyone” by Matt Diffee. Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People is due May 12, 2015.
Finally, here’s a clip of the Bob Mankoff/Roz Chast conversation from the recent New Yorker Festival.
Another podcast from The Virtual Memories Show and this time around the subject is Richard Gehr, the author of I Only Read It For the Cartoons, a brand new collection of interviews with a number of New Yorker cartoonists, including Victoria Roberts, Arnie Levin, Jack Ziegler, Bob Mankoff, Lee Lorenz, and George Booth.