Here’s Gil Roth interviewing Edward Koren, one of the giants of The New Yorker cartoon world. In this hour-long talk, Mr. Koren talks about Charles Addams, and Peter Arno (among others), working for the New Yorker, why he moved to Vermont, and all sorts of other interesting things.
Mr. Koren began contributing to the magazine in May of 1962. His cartoon collections include Do You Want To Talk About It? (Pantheon, 1976), Well, There’s Your Problem (Pantheon, 1980), Caution: Small Ensembles (Pantheon, 1983), and What About Me (Pantheon, 1989)
After listening to Mr. Koren’s interview be sure to check out Mr. Roth’s previous interviews with cartoonists (and non-cartoonists). Next week he’ll be speaking with another New Yorker cartoonist, and New York Times best-selling author, Bob Eckstein.
Link here to Edward Koren’s website.
(photo of Mr. Koren courtesy of Gil Roth)
Congratulations to the New Yorker‘s Bob Eckstein! (See the entire NYTs list here)
From The Comics Journal, October 19, 2016, “Getting Material: A Short Interview with Ben Katchor”
Link here to Mr. Katchor’s website.
Bob Eckstein and Peter Kuper are included in Robert Sikoryak’s October 26th Carousel . Info here and on the poster.
Bob Eckstein has been filling in at the New York Daily News for Bill Bramhall who is on vacation. You can see a gallery of his work here.
Mr. Eckstein’s latest book is Footnotes From the World’s Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments From Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers (Clarkson Potter).
And here are the details for what promises to be a fun event…
Footnotes From the World’s Greatest Bookstores will be out tomorrow, October 4th.
From Publisher’s Weekly, September 23, 2016, “Why Bookstores Matter” — Bob Eckstein talks about some of the stores left out of his forthcoming book.
Mike Lynch has posted Jud Hurd’s 1970 Cartoonists Profiles interview with the great Whitney Darrow, Jr.
His Ink Spill New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z entry:
Whitney Darrow, Jr. (photo above) Born August 22, 1909, Princeton, NJ. Died August, 1999, Burlington, Vermont. NYer work: 1933 -1982. Quote (Darrow writing of himself in the third person): …in 1931 he moved to New York City, undecided between law school and doing cartoons as a profession. The fact that the [New Yorker’s] magazine offices were only a few blocks away decided him…” (Quote from catalogue, Meet the Artist, 1943)