From Vermont Life, Winter 2011 -2012, “Wicked Funny” — this profile of Harry Bliss
From brooklynfarmacy.blogspot, November 17, 2011, “Meet cartoonist Mark Alan Stamaty Saturday morning at the Farmacy” (that’s this coming Saturday, November 19, 2011)
Kim Warp found and photographed a copy of The New Yorker’s brand new Cartoons of the Year at the Charlotte, North Carolina airport. The cover drawing is by Sam Gross. (photo used by kind permission of Ms. Warp)
From Fearnoartchicago.com, a short video: “New Yorker Cartoonist, Pat Byrnes”
The comic book historian — a pioneer in the field, Les Daniels has died. According to The New York Times obit, he was probably best known for Comix: A History of Comic Books in America. The Times obit (online) is worth seeking out.
Knopf has just published Higher Gossip: Essays and Criticism, a volume of prose John Updike was compiling when he died in 2009.