Island man, Paul Karasik, is next up sharing the tools of his trade on Jane Mattimoe’s great blog, A Case For Pencils.
Mr. Karasik’s very own blog, Rules to Vivere By can be found by linking here.
Recently while researching a cartoonist’s work for an upcoming Spill interview I ran into trouble when Disc #2 :1984 – 1997 of The Complete New Yorker would no longer fully function. I made it all the way into the cartoonist’s work in 1994 before the cartoon carpet was pulled out from under me.
A quick online visit to Amazon resulted in finding a sealed copy of The Complete New Yorker for a penny (plus a $3.99 for shipping & handling). I realize The Complete New Yorker is old news to those of you who bought this back in 2005; If you never bought it, the good news is what it can now be had for. For the price of a slice-and-a-half of pizza every single issue of The New Yorker from February 21, 1925 up through December 20, 2004 is available (using the accompanying 8 dvd-roms). It’s not perfect — I’ve found (and others have found) inaccuracies in the database, but by and large it’s a fine piece of work. While researching my biography of Peter Arno, I used these discs along with the discs included with The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker. I’m hoping the magazine puts out an updated version of this for its 100th birthday. In the meantime, if you want to dive really deep into the magazine — and what a trip it is — all you’ll need are four hundred pennies.
Barry Blitt is the next New Yorker artist sharing the tools of his trade on Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful blog, A Case For Pencils. Read it here.
…“New Yorker Cartoons Past, Present and Future” a talk by Bob Mankoff, the New Yorker‘s Cartoon Editor will take place at The Museum of The City of New York on September 8th. All the details here…
…another cartoonist makes their New Yorker debut in this week’s issue. Kendra Allenby, whose previous work can be found here, is in the issue of August 22. Ms. Allenby is either the 9th or 10th new cartoonist (one of these days I’ll be more definitive) added to the magazine’s stable in the past eight months…
…And in case you missed these: Edward Steed’s newyorker.com piece on his travels in China…Emily Flake’s newyorker.com piece on NYC’s L Train closure…and Bob Eckstein’s illustrations
in the New York Times accompanying the piece “Which Olympic Sport Would You Compete In?”.
A New Yorker drawing from 1993 by the magazine’s former Art Editor/Cartoon Editor, Lee Lorenz has, so far, gathered the most likes on the magazine’s brand spanking new Instagram account. Read more here on Adweek.com”s FishbowlNY.
Below: Mr. Lorenz’s “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z” entry.
Lee Lorenz ( Pictured above. Photograph taken 1995 by Liza Donnelly) *Born 1932, Hackensack, NJ. Lorenz was the art editor of The New Yorker from 1973 to 1993 and its cartoon editor until 1997. During his tenure, a new wave of New Yorker cartoonists began appearing in the magazine — cartoonists who no longer depended on idea men. Cartoon collections: Here It Comes (Bobbs-Merrrill Co., Inc. 1968) ; Now Look What You’ve Done! (Pantheon, 1977) ; The Golden Age of Trash ( Chronicle Books, 1987); The Essential series, all published by Workman: : Booth (pub: 1998), Barsotti ( pub: 1998), Ziegler (pub: 2001), The Art of The New Yorker 1925 -1995, (Knopf, 1995), The World of William Steig (Artisan, 1998). NYer work: 1958 – .
Sara Lautman, a new addition to The New Yorker‘s stable of cartoonists, is next up on Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful blog, A Case For Pencils. See her entry here.
William Haefeli is the latest New Yorker cartoonist to share his tools of the trade on Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful blog, A Case For Pencils. See the post here.
Further reading: from Duke University’s Duke Magazine, July-August 2002, “The Art of the Cartoon” featuring a Haefeli cover and profile.
Mick Stevens is next in a very long line of New Yorker cartoonists sharing their tools of the trade on Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful blog, A Case For Pencils.
See it here.
[above & below: Mr. Stevens, and his very first New Yorker cartoon, published December 17, 1979]
Cartoon god George Booth is the most recent cartoonist to talk about his tools of the trade on Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful blog, A Case For Pencils. Read the interview here.
[left: a classic Booth collection from 1983]