It’s Not All About New Yorker Cartoons…But Mostly It Is

 

 

 

It makes sense that the shelves of the cartoon library of two New Yorker cartoonists would be sagging under the weight of New Yorker cartoon collections. But a  large fragment of what makes up our cartoon library has little to do with New Yorker cartoons and a lot to do with work that initially inspired us, and with newer work that continues to inspire.

 

Pictured above is a condensed collection — a mini-library — of non-New Yorker books that I keep near my office (my wife has her own mini-library in her office). There’re a lot of books devoted to Superman and Batman, and that’s exactly how it should be.  Those were my earliest influences along with a few Sunday Funnies, such as Blondie and Dick Tracy.  And then, of course, there was Mad (I’m especially fond of Mad Cover To Cover).

 

The two Smithsonian collections pictured (Comic-Book Comics and Newspaper Comics) are essential cartoon library books.  The R. Crumb books are there because his work acted as bridge  connecting the years I devoted to comic books with my earliest days of discovering New Yorker cartoonists (Crumb himself began contributing to The New Yorker in the 1990s and then stopped contributing due to…well, let’s leave that for another post).

There’re a number of books devoted to graphic novels.  I had the graphic novel fever for a while.   The Marx Brothers Scrapbook in the photo sits next to Monty Python Speaks!   Neither are cartoon collections, but it’s fitting that they are represented.  Their work was and is as graphically inspiring as any of the others on the shelves.

A handful of  New Yorker contributors books are part of this mini-library (Crumb, for instance, as well as Edward Sorel, Ward Sutton, Daniel Clowes,  and Seth), but these books are from their other fields of interest.

The eagle-eyed will spot an actual New Yorker collection.  It makes no sense that it’s there and I can only think it has to do with its origin —  it’s a French collection.

Farris speaks; Interview: Roz Chast

From Ctpost.com. November 23, 2011, “Book Notes” — this post about an upcoming appearance by Joe Farris, who will speak about his new book, “A Soldier’s Sketchbook,” Dec. 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Bethel (Connecticut) Library, 189 Greenwood Ave.

 

Blogspotting:

This interview with Roz Chast from David-Wasting-Paper’s ongoing series of interviews (this is Survey #249, November 17, 2011)

Index: New Yorker Cartoons of The Year 2011

 

I like a good Index, and so I when I found the new New Yorker Cartoons of the Year 2011 didn’t have one (it does have a list of Contributors) I created one. As every New Yorker Album ( or New Yorker Cat, Dog, Doctor, Teacher cartoon collection, etc.) in modern times sports an Index it seemed fitting to continue the tradition.


New Yorker Cartoons of the Year 2011 / Cartoonists Represented

Barsotti, Charles,  53, 83, 102, 113, 117, 120

Baxter, Glen   7, 40

Bliss, Harry   2, 7, 18, 38, 41, 80

Borchart, David   47, 51, 71, 112, (Cartoon Caption Contest, 133)

Byrnes, Pat   16, 24, 43, 97, 130

Chast, Roz   1, 10, 59, 77, 80, 101, 107, 122, 129

Cheney, Tom   27, 39, 62, 68, 83, 87, 109, (Cartoon Caption Contest, 134)

Cotham, Frank   50, 60, 66, 103, 121, (Cartoon Caption Contest, 134)

Crawford, Michael   19, 31, 36, 85, 90, 101, 108,

Cullum, Leo   8, 49, 74

Dator, Joe   9, 82, 108, 120, 130, (Cartoon Caption Contest, 135,

Dernavich, Drew  16, 25, 52, 79, 82, 89, 131

Diffee , Matthew  4, 28, 31, 37, 50, 54, 93, 131

Donnelly, Liza   104, 107

Duffy, J.C.   22, 89, 92, 98, 117

Eckstein, Bob   18, 64, 111

Flake, Emily   5, 23, 64, 93, 100

Galindo, Felipe   104

Gerberg, Mort  11

Gregory, Alex   7, 29, 69, 73, 99, 122, (Cartoon Caption Contest, 135)

Gross, Sam  (Cover), 6, 17, 33,  39, 48, 55, 59,  72, 75, 84

Haefeli, William   2, 24, 37, 45, 61, 65, 81, 84, 97, 114

Hamilton, William  62

Hoey, Trevor  67

Johnson, Carolita   21, 25

Kane, John  41

Kanin, Zachary  (Spread, unpaginated),  5, 15, 38, 51, 63, 73, 86, 99, 105, 108, 114, 119, (Cartoon Caption Contest, 132)

Kaplan, Bruce Eric   1, 30, 50, 60, 68, 85, 97, 110, 118

Katz, Farley   9,12, 33, 40, 103

Koren, Edward   15, 57, 81, 113, 125

Leighton, Robert   21, 76, 88, 128

Lorenz, Lee   6, 14, 34, 53, 70, 79, 97, 111, 119

Mankoff, Robert   12, 16, 36, 70, 117

Maslin, Michael   29, 67, 71, 92, 121

Molvig, Ariel   55, 121

Mueller, Peter   48, 89, 98

Noth, Paul   2, 13, 26, 44, 56, 62, 72, 78, 94, 107

O’Brien, John   (“Fall” unpaginated), 32, 35, 44, 91, 100, 115

Patterson, Jason  19, 20, 61

Shanahan, Danny   3, 5, 23, 32, 47, 53, 65, 79, 102, 120, (Cartoon Caption Contest, 134)

Shaw, Michael   11, 24, 29, 76

Sipress, David   45, 58, 84, 86, 95, 111,127

Smaller, Barbara   26, 34, 94, 98, 109, 123

Sneider, Karen   8, 29

Stevens, Mick   11, 23, 48, 55, 63, 110, 136, 138

Suits, Julia  95

Sutton, Ward  78, 117

Toro, Tom   93, 124

Twohy, Mike  (Cartoon Caption Contest, 132)

Vey, P.C.   12, 21, 28, 46, 58, 85, 88, 97, 127

Weyant, Christopher   13, 14, 41, 75, 109, 123

Wilson, Gahan    9, 33, 45, 49, 52, 56, 113, 126

Warp, Kim    3, 22, 42, 87, 105, 118, 125

Ziegler, Jack   30, 42, 46, 54, 105, 106, 117, 124, 128