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 Omnibus. Watch 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!
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”
From Reader’s Almanac, June 13, 2011, “Keith Olbermann, Rosemary Thurber, and friends gather to celebrate Thurber
Coming this Fall, A Soldier’s Sketchbook: From the Front Lines of World War II (National Geographic, Nov. 1, 2011) by Joseph Farris. For more information, visit the Random House site
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)
From Youtube, this 25 minute video of an appearance on “CityWide” with David Sipress and The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff.
From the Republican Journal, June 10, 2011, “Comedian Bill Cosby hits the civic center stage” ( with some George Booth content, including word on the upcoming Cosby book, I Didn’t Ask to be Born, but I’m Glad I Was, illustrated by Booth).