From ArtLyst, April 12, 2011, this piece on Hedda Sterne, who has died at age 100. (The link contains a wonderful photo of her with her husband, Saul Steinberg)
From The Huffington Post, April 10, 2011, this piece by The New Yorker’s current Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff: “The People of the Joke: Exploring the Covenant of Jewish Comedy.”
Ward Sutton has contributed the cover (seen above) for the Comics Issue of The Village Voice. You can link to the issue here.
From About.com, April 6, 2011, this story about Leah Wolchock, Director of the documentary film, “Very Semi-Serious” receiving an award from the Tribeca Film Institute. Wolchock’s film focuses on New Yorker cartoonists.
From The Wall Street Journal, this video profiling Matilda III, the latest of a long line of in-house cats residing at The Algonquin Hotel.
From mycentraljersey.com, April 4, 2011, this article –“Rutgers presents free April 7 program on Yiddish, Jewish Cartooning” (with The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff).
From Sequential Tart, April 4, 2011, this interview with Kate Beaton.
From David-Wasting-Paper’s continuing Cartoonist/Artist survey (#217 in the series), this interview with illustrator/musician Marcellus Hall.
If you’re out on the west coast, you might want to check out this evening’s talk by Roz Chast at Campbell Hall at The University of California, Santa Barbara. Info here.
And here’s a related piece from the Santa Barbara Independent, April 1, 2011, “New Yorker Cartoonist Roz Chast gives Slide Lecture”