Panckeri Pencilled; More Gus Mager

tumblr_inline_o82aqwXtD21sj0qh6_500Drew Panckeri is up next on Jane Mattimoe’s terrif blog, A Case For Pencils.

Read all about Mr. Panckeri’s tools of the trade here.

 

 

 

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mager19060930-WHat-Little-Johnny-Wanted-650x424From The Comics Journal, June 1, 2016, here’s “The Lost Sundays of Gus Mager 1904-1906”, Part 2 of Paul Tumey’s close look at the artist’s work.

 

 

 

 

 

As a reminder of Mr. Mager’s New Yorker connection, here’s  Ink Spill’s “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z” entry for him:

Gus Mager (photo above) Born, 1878, Newark, New Jersey. Died, July 17, 1956, Murrysville, Penn. NYer work: 5 cartoons, March – July of 1925. It should be noted that a character named “Groucho” in Mr. Mager’s “Monk Family” comic strip was the inspiration for Julius Marx’s stage name, “Groucho.” Read more about it here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gus Mager Gets His Due; Pat Byrnes Pencilled

From The Comics Journal, May 18, 2016,  this lengthy informative piece by Paul Tumey, “The Screwball Comics of Gus Mager: Hippos, Monks and Sherlock Holmes” —  Read it here.

Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z entry for Gus Mager:

  Born, 1878, Newark, New Jersey. Died, July 17, 1956, Murrysville, Penn.

New Yorker work: 5 cartoons, March – July of 1925. It should be noted that a character named “Groucho” in Mr. Mager’s “Monk Family” comic strip was the inspiration for Julius Marx’s stage name, “Groucho.” Read more about it here

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Pat Byrnes joins the ever expanding list of New Yorker cartoonists sharing their tools of the trade on Jane Mattimoe’s blog, A Case For Pencils. See Mr. Byrnes entry here.

 

Rarely Seen Arno Inspired Play, “The New Yorkers” Coming to City Center in 2017; A New Case For Pencils Post

In what is surely the surprise of the day (for me), next year City Center will put on a limited run of the 1930 play The New Yorkers.  The play, with music by Cole Porter as well as Jimmy Durante, was based on “a seed of an idea” [NYTs] by …Peter Arno. 

Below: sheet music cover art by Arno. Details on the revival here

(You can find much more on the play in my biography of Arno in the chapter “Up Broadway…and Down” )

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Jake Goldwasser, one of the half-score of brand new cartoonists debuting in the New Yorker (so far) this year, is the subject of Jane Mattimoe’s latest blog post on A Case For Pencils. See it here!