Interviews: Fantagraphics’ Gary Groth, Man With A Pan John Donohue; Study: Men Funnier than Women?; Benefit: Comic Books for Kids in Joplin

From Comic Book Resources, June 21, 2011, “Fantagraphics’ Groth Discusses the State of Comics”

From Psychology Today, June 17, 2011, “New Yorker Cartoonist John Donohue: Man With a Pan”

From The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 22, 2011, “Are Men Funnier than Women?”

From Hurley’s Heroes, June 18, 2011, “Comics Express — A Benefit Comic For Kids in Joplin”

Video snippet: James Thurber on The Seal in the Bedroom

Continuing on from yesterday’s post on Bob Mankoff’s piece about Thurber, Mankoff links to a video snippet of Thurber’s appearance with Alastair Cooke on OmnibusWatch here as Thurber talks about one of his most famous drawings, The Seal in the Bedroom.

 

Previous to the July 26, 2011 DVD release, Omnibus: American Profiles only a fragment of Thurber’s Omnibus interview has been available (as part of Adam Van Doren’s 2000 documentary, Thurber: The Life and Hard Times).  Exciting times for Thurbermaniacs!

Mankoff on Thurber’s Swoop; Shannon Wheeler’s Cartoon-A-Day; Interview: Drew Dernavich; Profile: Ronald Searle

Blog-spottings:

From the Desk of Bob Mankoff (newyorker.com): “James Thurber’s Giant Swoop” this piece on James Thurber’s influence on modern cartoonists.

 

Shannon Wheeler has begun posting a cartoon-a-day on his site. Today is day two.

 

From The Passenger Diaries, June 15, 2011, “Drawing Inspiration: Talking with New Yorker Cartoonist Drew Dernavich

 

From Thinking About Art, June 14, 2011, this profile:  Ronald Searle — Artist, Satirist, Cartoonist”