After a hiatus, Mick Stevens’ blog I Really Should Be Drawing is back with “A Few Words…”
John Norment (1911-1988) photos & link to his official site added to The New Yorker Cartoonists A – Z
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”
From Saveur.com, June 20, 2011, “Recipe Comix: Farley’s Summer Seafood Boil” — a graphic recipe by Farley Katz.
“Edward Koren: The Capricious Line,” an exhibit of Koren’s work spanning 50 years, is currently running at The University of Vermont’s Fleming Museum. Details here.
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 Omnibus. Watch 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!
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”
From Reader’s Almanac, June 13, 2011, “Keith Olbermann, Rosemary Thurber, and friends gather to celebrate Thurber
Coming this Fall, A Soldier’s Sketchbook: From the Front Lines of World War II (National Geographic, Nov. 1, 2011) by Joseph Farris. For more information, visit the Random House site