Last Minute Notice!
“Can Art Affect Social Change?” Barry Blitt and Peter Kuper, among others, will discuss tonight at The Society of Illustrators. Details here
Check out Gil Roth’s wonderful interview with Glen Baxter on Mr. Roth’s Virtual Memories podcast here.
(Mr. Baxter talks about coming to The New Yorker in the Robert Gottlieb era).
While on the Virtual Memories site also be sure to take a look at past episodes, especially the long list of cartoonists (full disclosure, this cartoonist is among those listed).
From New York Review Comics comes a new edition of Abner Dean’s What Am I Doing Here? originally published in 1947. Read Mark Frauenfelder’s piece on it here on Boing Boing.
Here’s Mr. Dean’s entry on Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z:
Abner Dean Born, New York City, March 18, 1910. Died, June 30, 1982, NYC. According to his New York Times obit (July 1, 1982) Dean “started his career at the National Academy of Design and went to Dartmouth College, where he graduated in 1931.” He published numerous collections of his work, including It’s A Long Way to Heaven (Farrar & Rinehart, 1945) and Wake Me When It’s Over (Simon & Schuster, 1955). Although primarily a cover artist for The New Yorker (he contributed five, all in the 1930s), he did publish one drawing in the magazine: January 2, 1960.
Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo) is participating in Bitter Laughter: A Conference on Political Satire and Press Freedom in Latin America — a conference taking place in New York City this coming Saturday: Details here.
Jane Mattimoe, who runs the wonderfully informative blog, A Case For Pencils, wherein New Yorker cartoonists share their tools of the trade, is sharing her own tools of the trade this week. Check it out here.