“Tonight’s Thurber Prize: New Yorker Cartoonist Liza Donnelly Strikes Apt Chords with “Women on Men” (September 30, 2014)–The Washington Post’s Michael Cavna talks to Liza Donnelly.
From Media Bistro’s Galley Cat: “Debut Novelist John Kenney Wins Thurber Prize for American Humor”
Many (most?) New Yorker cartoonists trace their drawing roots to a love of comic books and comic strips. With that in mind, here, by way of the Forbidden Planet blog, is EJ McLeavy-Fisher’s mini-documentary profiling Joe Leisner, the owner of a now gone shop in Queens, Comic Book Heaven.
From The New York Times, September 28, 2014, “New Yorker’s Magazine Covers Shift From Polite to Provocative” — the Grey Lady notices the magazine’s bent for topical covers.
From minonline, September 29, 2014, “New York Yankees Honor Derek Jeter with the Original Drawing of The New Yorker Cover” — this piece on the September 8th cover by Mark Ulriksen titled “Derek Jeter Bows Out” — the piece also mentions Roger Angell’s recent writing on Jeter’s farewell as well as John Updike’s “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu” – his classic piece on Ted Williams.
(my thanks to Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery for bringing this piece to my attention).
Our friend over at Attempted Bloggery has a fun post about William Steig’s crying chickens (recently auctioned for a song…or a cluck?)