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”

Video: How The Talk of The Town is made; Comics Journal Interview: Roz Chast

From newyorker.com, this tongue-in-cheek video explaining how the magazine’s Talk of the Town stories are selected.  Appearing are The New Yorker’s Nancy Franklin, Hendrik Hertzberg, Rebecca Mead, Susan Morrison, Nick Paumgarten, Lizzie Widdicombe, and David Remnick.  Also appearing is Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who plays The Most Interesting Man in the World on TV

 

Richard Gehr interviews Roz Chast as part of The Comics Journal’s new series “Know Your New Yorker Cartoonist.” (June 14, 2011)