Finck’s Trio on The Toast; Attempted Bloggery’s Close Look at the 3rd New Yorker; Farley Katz on Pencils

LFCan’t get enough of Liana Finck’s wonderful drawings? Well now you can see three at once on The Toast.

Ms. Finck’s website

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Attempted Bloggery continues its close look at The New Yorker’s earliest issues. Today it’s issue #3

(left: a glimpse of Rea Irvin’s cover for the third issue)

 

 

 

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FKA Case For Pencils continues its look at the tools of the trade with Farley Katz — the 10th New Yorker cartoonist in the series.

Mr. Katz’s website

 

Update: Postponed! Arnie Levin & Sam Gross in Conversation with Richard Gehr; A Look at The New Yorker’s 2nd Issue; Ben Schwartz on A Case For Pencils

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Update:  This event postponed.

Richard Gehr, author of I Only Read It For The Cartoons,  will be in conversation with Arnie Levin and Sam Gross tomorrow at Baruch College. Details here (scroll down for the event).

 

 

 

 

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Attempted Bloggery takes a close look at The New Yorker’s 2nd issue (above: Al Frueh’s cover). Go see.

 

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And over at A Case For Pencils, Ben Schwartz shares his tools of the trade. Link here!

Cast of Characters Cover: Thurber, St. Clair McKelway, Gibbs, Maloney & Parker; More from A Case For Pencils

Cast of CharactersIt being The New Yorker’s 90th anniversary, how fitting that the cover has been revealed for Thomas Vinciguerra’s Cast of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E.B. White, James Thurber, and The Golden Age of The New Yorker.

Quite a crew gathered for a book party at the Algonquin Hotel in 1938: seated, left to right, Fritz Foord (who ran Foord’s Sanitarium in Kerhonkson, NY*), Wolcott Gibbs, Frank Case (owner of The Algonquin Hotel) and Dorothy Parker; standing, Alan Campbell (Ms. Parker’s husband), St. Clair McKelway, Russell Maloney and James Thurber.

*according to a Thurber biographer, Harrison Kinney, Thurber heard that “O.Henry had used Foord’s as a drying-out place, and later psychically exhausted colleagues would periodically turn themselves in there, too.”

(W.W. Norton & Co. will publish Mr. Vinciguerra’s book in November of this year).

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Note: A Case For Pencils asked me to participate in a survey of tools of the trade.  You can see it here.