On this Summertime slow cartoon news day I thought I’d post photos of treasures found on a recent expedition northeast of my home.
Jeremy, a main character from The Beatles’ film Yellow Submarine, was in a church basement thrift shop. When I held Jeremy up into the air and asked the woman manning the register, “How much?” she replied, “Aw, just take him — no charge!”
Further north at my favorite bookstore (located close by the NY – Massachusett’s border), I found this 1960 paperback by John Norment. I had actually seen it on another visit a week before and had gone back to the store hoping it was still there. Buying this book led to an email exchange later that day with Mr. Norment’s niece who kindly allowed two photos of her uncle to be used on Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A – Z
And finally, tucked horizontally into the humor section ( no doubt because of its over-size format) I found an issue of Francoise Mouly & Art Spiegelman’s Raw. This particular issue, Number 2, contains a small booklet attached to the inner back cover — the first installment of Spiegelman’s Maus.
From Gel 2011, this video: Drew Dernavich, Matthew Diffee, and Zachary Kanin with a Fisticuffs performance.
From DNAinfo, July 11,2011, “Audiences Find Their Inner Dancer at Downtown Jules Feiffer Exhibition”
The cover for The Best of the Rejection Collection (Workman; pub date, October 1, 2011) can now be found on at least one of your favorite online book store sites.
And in other rejected news…from the blog, workshop tsl, July 8, 2011, “ART: Who Says Rejection is a Bad Thing?” this post containing the suggestion that a rejected covers project is in the air.
In conjunction with the exhibit, “Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World” at The Whitney Museum, a panel discussion centering on the intersection of comics and fine art will take place July 20, 2011. Panelists: Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman and Gary Panter. Information here.