Just announced: Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum has put its original art and book holdings online. This is no small thing as they have over 200,000 items in their collection.
I noted in the Museum’s description of their holdings (below, in pink) that single panel cartoons (such as those found most famously in The New Yorker) aren’t mentioned, but they are certainly there, including the recently donated works of Jack Ziegler.
MCA’s collection consists of approximately 200,000 items, including 83,214 original drawings from all genres of cartoon art (comic strips, comic books, animation, editorial, advertising, sport, caricature, greeting cards, graphic novels, and illustrations)…
A Finding Aid is promised soon, which will make searching less of a guessing game as to who is included in their collection (of course, that game can be fun). Also searchable are their book holdings. I’ve shown a partial screen grab of what turned up when I searched in “Art” for Peter Arno. You’ll find links to both “Art” and “Books” by going here.
Congratulations and thanks to the Museum for providing us with this wonderfully exciting resource.
Jack Ziegler has donated his work (including archival materials) to Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. From the OSU announcement:
This collection spans half a century of cartooning, from the sketchbooks of a budding artist and early days at The New Yorker to recent work. Ziegler says about his donation, “It was important to me to locate a place that would properly preserve all my original published cartoon art from The New Yorker magazine, et al., along with related miscellany, for future scholars and the general public or other interested parties to peruse.”
Go here to read the entire press release.
Happy to note this upcoming exhibit of Eldon Dedini‘s work at Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. It runs from February 13 through May 22. Link to the Billy Ireland website.
There will be a screening of Dedini: A Life of Cartoons on February 20th.
From the Museum’s brochure:
Eldon Dedini (1921 – 2006) was a master of the gag cartoon. For almost half a century, both The New Yorker and Playboy regularly published his work, which featured a unique blend of art and humor informed by his insatiable appetite for knowledge and his love of fine art, jazz, wine and life.
From Ink Spill‘s New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z:
Eldon Dedini ( Pictured above. Source: Esquire Cartoon Album, 1957) Born 1921, King City, Calif. Died Jan.12, 2006, Carmel, Calif. NYer work: 1950 – 2003. Collection: The Dedini Gallery ( Holt, Rhinehart and Winston, 1961)
Liza Donnelly, Peter Kuper and Jules Feiffer (who will appear via Skype) will speak this weekend at the 2015 AAEC convention. Details here.
Sam Gross and Arnie Levin will appear in conversation with Richard Gehr, the author of I Only Read It For the Cartoons (Sept.15 at The Wasserman Jewish Studies Center). Details here.
From the Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum blog, March 27, 2012, “Women’s History Month: Barbara Shermund, 1899-1978” (with Liza Donnelly content)
From Onmilwaukee.com, March 27, 2012, “Compulsive Cartoonist Finds Success at The New Yorker” — this profile of Michael Shaw