Here’s an event for anyone up in the Lenox, Massachusetts area next week. Ms. Kurzweil’s work first appeared in the New Yorker, April 4, 2016. Her website: http://amykurzweil.com/
From TechRepublic, August 11, 2017,this short video: “CBS Resident Cartoonist shares how iPads and iPhones transformed her career”
Ms. Donnelly’s work first appeared in The New Yorker in 1982. Her website: http://lizadonnelly.com/
From bizjournals.com, August 9, 2017, “This coder built an online marketplace that now serves 500,000 artists, plus publishers like Conde Nast”
To see the results of the above story, go here to the Conde Nast store where you’ll see cartoons on coffee mugs, umbrellas, cell phone cases, tote bags, shower curtains, throw pillows (shown above), duvet covers, etc., etc., etc.
Michael Gerber, the Publisher of American Bystander, has announced a new Kickstarter campaign for AB #5 (shown left, sporting the great Jack Ziegler cover).
If you’re a devotee of the New Yorker and its cartoons (and you probably are if you’re reading this) this is the other cartoon-centric magazine for you.
Over on Arnold Zwicky’s Blog ” under the heading “Further adventures in cartoon understanding” he looks at a quartet of Seth Fleishman’s New Yorker cartoons (including the one shown here) — read it here.
Karasik Explains How A Cartoon Is Funny
Paul Karasik has dissected a New Yorker cartoon or two. He continues this coming Monday. Details here.
A Karasik quote of interest from the linked article:
“Despite E.B. White’s famous saying, ‘Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog; few are interested and the frog dies,’ my goal is to explain how a cartoon is funny, how it works its magic on the reader.” _______________________________________________________________________
Interview of Interest: Mimi Pond
From The Muse, August 8, 2017, “A chat with Mimi Pond on the Service Industry, Cocaine, and Writing the First Episode of The Simpsons” — Ms. Pond’s new book is The Customer Is Always Wrong.
An excerpt from Ms. Pond’s book appeared on the newyorker.com ‘s Daily Shouts August 2.
The Nib Looks at New Yorker cartoons in 2040
Here’s an amusing piece from The Nib, August 8, 2017, “New Yorker 2040” — too bad the author didn’t try imagining various cartoonists styles 23 years from now instead of just using one vaguely 1950s – early 1960s similar style…or is that what’s in store? Bonus: the zillionth take-off on Steinberg’s iconic New Yorker cover. ________________________________________________________________________________
Cartoon Companion’s Frank Cotham Interview, Part 2
Cartoon Companion has posted the second half of its interview with veteran New Yorker cartoonist, Frank Cotham (shown to the left wearing the pointed party hat; this is a cropped screen grab from the Arnold Newman group photo that appeared in the very first Cartoon Issue of The New Yorker, Dec. 15, 1997). To the left of him is Dean Vietor, to the right of Mr. Cotham is Mick Stevens in his customary top hat. That’s Lee Lorenz, lower left, joyously tossing confetti in the air, and Mike Twohy, lower right, tentatively tossing confetti).
Read Part 2 of the CC’s Cotham interview here.
Fave Photo of the Day
Here’s Joe Dator, in the land down under with New Yorker cartoonist colleague, Glen Le Lievre, August 2017.
Mr. Dator began contributing toThe New Yorker in 2006.
Mr. Le Lievre began contributing toThe New Yorker in 2004.
Attempted Bloggery On Advertising Work by New Yorker Cartoonists
I’d planned to briefly detour from the Warren Bernard New Yorker cartoonists ad collection that’s been appearing here and show the Absolut ads — all appeared in 1991 — by a bunch of colleagues (Robert Weber, William Hamilton, Edward Koren, Victoria Roberts, Roz Chast, Jack Ziegler, Mischa Richter, Danny Shanahan, and Lee Lorenz). I soon discovered that Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery had already done just that in a January 2016 post. It includes scans of all the ads. See them here. __________________________________________
A Spill Note
Normally, today’s Spill would consist entirely of The Monday Tilley Watch, but alas, the New Yorker that appeared last week (dated August 7 & 14, 2017) is a double issue, so no new cartoons until next Monday.