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).
Attempted Bloggery takes a close look at The New Yorker’s 2nd issue (above: Al Frueh’s cover). Go see.
And over at A Case For Pencils, Ben Schwartz shares his tools of the trade. Link here!
Our good friend over at Attempted Bloggery has two posts tied-in to The New Yorker’s 90th anniversary. Go look!
Ink Spill’s good friend over at Attempted Bloggery has an interesting post examining a preliminary cover sketch by Charles Saxon and comparing it to the published cover. Look for yourself.
Below: Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z entry for Mr. Saxon:
Charles Saxon (self portrait above from Best Cartoons of the Year 1947) Born in Brooklyn, Nov 13, 1920, died in Stamford, Conn., Dec 6, 1988. NYer work: 1943 – 1991 (2 drawings published posthumously). Key collection: One Man’s Fancy ( Dodd, Mead, 1977).
Our friend over at Attempted Bloggery has a fun post about William Steig’s crying chickens (recently auctioned for a song…or a cluck?)
As promised, here are three more of the eighteen short biographies from the Westport Historical Society exhibit, Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport. My thanks again to the WHS for allowing these to be posted here on Ink Spill.
(Photo of Donald Reilly courtesy of Liza Donnelly).
For another look at the exhibit, link here to Attempted Bloggery, where you’ll find photos galore (scroll down for the Westport coverage).