Interview: Mick Stevens





From The Comics Alternative, June 26, 2014, “An Interview with Mick Stevens”

Mr. Stevens, one of the funniest guys on the planet, just finished up a ten week stint as the New Yorker‘s Daily cartoonist. He has been contributing to the magazine since 1978. His cartoon collections include If Ducks Carried Guns, Things Not To Do Today, and I Really Should Be Drawing.

Link to Mick Stevens website.

Link here to see some of Mr. Stevens New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.

Edward Sorel a Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame Inductee; Mankoff in the Hamptons; Chast on Rose w/ David Remnick

SorelThe great illustrator, Edward Sorel is a Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame inductee.  Read about it here on the SOI site.









It’s an unusual year, with three New York Times best selling New Yorker cartoonist books out there: Mimi Pond’s graphic memoir, Roz Chast’s graphic memoir  and Bob Mankoff’s memoir.

81zsXPa4jyL._SL1500_Bob Mankoff, author of How About Never, Is Never Good For You?  will be speaking July 13th in Quogue. Details here.





And here’s a link, Ink Spilled a little late, of Roz Chast on “The Charlie Rose” show a few weeks ago.  David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, fills in for Mr. Rose.  You can See Roz’s appearance at the 36:18 mark.

David Remnick on Charles Barsotti; The Daily Cartoon handed off to…


Barsotti moat love

This week’s New Yorker (issue dated June 30, 2014) contains a Postscript written by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick.  The piece, spread across the magazine’s gutter, includes four Barsotti drawings.  Of Barsotti’s work, Remnick writes (in part):


In his peculiarly enchanted kingdom, any being or object was capable of speech and wit: there were talking noodles, boxes, fruit, squirrels, hammers, and bowling pins. He was astonishingly productive. At the end, there were many dozens of drawings available to us, and while we will miss him, we will be publishing Charley Barsotti for a long time to come.


Note: no link to the full piece as it is available in print or online by subscription only)




daily_cartoon_banner_katzThe New Yorker‘s Daily cartoon has transitioned smoothly from Mick Stevens to Farley Katz.  Mr. Katz’s first entry appears today.

Reminder: Lee Lorenz “In Conversation” Tomorrow at the Westport Historical Society; Mick Stevens’ last Daily Cartoon posted


A reminder that Lee LorenzThe New Yorker‘s Art Editor from 1973 through 1993 and its Cartoon Editor from 1993 through 1997 will be “in conversation” with me tomorrow at The Westport Historical Society @ 4:00.  Information here.

Mr. Lorenz is a long-time contributor to New Yorker — his cartoons have been appearing in the magazine since 1958.


From The Westport News, “Former New Yorker Art Editor to speak  in Westport”






Mick Stevens has announced on his  website that today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoon (left) is his last. In the post, “Back to the Batch,” Stevens says, “What I thought would be a 3 to 4 week gig turned out to last 10.” The Daily has been handled by a number of cartoonists since its recent inception, including Danny Shanahan, David Sipress, Barbara Smaller, Paul Noth, Mike Twohy, and Tom Toro. No word yet on whose turn is next.