Latest American Bystander Arrives; Profiled/Interviewed: Lars Kenseth

Moments after a pdf of the brand new American Bystander (AB #6, to be exact) landed in my inbox last night, I  flipped through its pages with the enthusiasm I had when I was 10 and had just brought home the latest issue of MAD.  I’ve said it before: if you are a devotee of New Yorker cartoons, this is the publication for you.  It is loaded with New Yorker contributors, beginning with the cover artist, the great Arnold Roth.  Beyond the cartoons, and the humor pieces, it’s a graphic treat (i.e., a blast to look at).

Inside are the following New Yorker contributors (in no particular order): George Booth, Sam Gross, John Cuneo, Liza Donnelly, Roz Chast, M.K. Brown, Drew Friedman, Nick Downes, Lars Kenseth, R.O. Blechman, Charles Barsotti, Tom Toro, Peter Kuper, Rich Sparks, Ken Krimstein, Mimi Pond, Sara Lautman, Tom Hachtman, Liana Finck, Farley Katz, Joe Duffy, P.S. Mueller, and Charlie Hankin. 

Link here to the Bystander‘s website, where you can subscribe, or order a copy. 

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Profile/Interview of Interest: Lars Kenseth

Mr. Kenseth (his self portrait appears above) is the subject of a piece in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, “Comic Relief: Lars Kenseth ’04 Makes His Mark at The New Yorker” —  Check it out here!  (Related: Mr. Kenseth was the subject of a Spill piece this past August).

 

 

   

American Bystander’s New Blog; Bill Plympton on P.C. Vey; R.O. Blechman Book Signing; New: The New Yorker Daily Humor Newsletter; Cartoons and Comic Strips on Broadway

American Bystander’s New Blog

American Bystander has a brand new blog. If you like written humor, if you like cartoons, and humorous illustration, this is where you might want to spend some time. The Bystander’s publisher, Michael Gerber charmingly describes the blog as a place  “where we could stick a few pieces from each issue.”  Go to the blog here. 

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Bill Plympton on P.C. Vey

From Scribble Junkies, the blog of legendary animator, Bill Plympton, this interesting short piece on P.C. Vey.  Read it here.

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R.O. Blechman Book Signing

Speak of legendary artists, R.O. Blechman is scheduled to sign books this coming Sunday in Hudson, NY.  Details here.

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New: The New Yorker Daily Humor Newsletter

Described as an “experiment” this Daily Humor newsletter will include “all the funny stuff you’ve come to love from us, including cartoons and Daily Shouts.” ...apparently this feature is available on a limited basis thus far.  Will note on the Spill when its status changes. 

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Cartoons and Comic Strips on Broadway

From Playbill, this list of successful cartoon and comic strip adaptations. Guess which is #1.  Hint:

  Read it here.

American Bystander’s Kickstarter; Zwicky Looks Closer at Some Fleishmans

Michael Gerber, the Publisher of American Bystander, has announced a new Kickstarter campaign for AB #5 (shown left, sporting the great Jack Ziegler cover).

If you’re a devotee of the New Yorker and its cartoons (and you probably are if you’re reading this) this is the other cartoon-centric magazine for you. 

 

 

 

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Over on Arnold Zwicky’s Blog ” under the heading “Further adventures in cartoon understanding” he looks at a quartet of Seth Fleishman’s New Yorker cartoons (including the one shown here) — read it here.