Here’s a look at Garden State born New Yorker contributors (including its current editor) as well as New Yorker contributors (all cartoonists) not Jersey born, but currently living there. Also included: New Yorker contributors who, though not native-born, grew up there and/or lived there for a good while. If anyone out there has others I’ve missed (and I’m sure I have) please contact me. (click on the map to enlarge).
Every so often, someone runs into a cartoon mystery. This time it’s New Yorker cartoonist, Tom Toro. Here’s Tom to explain:
Calling all cartoon sleuths! There’s a mystery afoot. I managed to get my sticky paws on an original Rea Irvin drawing but I can’t figure out where it was published or what the caption is.
Does anybody out there know? It didn’t appear in The New Yorker – if their Complete Cartoons archive is indeed complete. The only other clues to go on are these stamps that appear on the back of the drawing:
As a reward for the correct answer I’ll offer a signed finish of my own. Thanks for your help, Ink Spillers!
If you can solve Tom’s mystery please use the contact button on this site. I’ll forward your message to Tom.
Pat Byrnes will be in conversation with Bob Mankoff in Chicago, November 7th. Details here….
BEK (Bruce Eric Kaplan) is interviewed on a New Jersey television station. See it here…
In Palm Beach, Florida, an exhibit of some cartoonist forefathers (no foremothers as far as I can tell from the post). Details here …
Jane Mattimoe has a new Case For Pencils post up with a cartooning duo, Dan Abromowitz & Eli Dreyfus. See it here.
From The Guardian, this interesting interview with The New Yorker‘s current editor, David Remnick. A former New Yorker editor, Tina Brown, chimes in as well. [photo: Laura Barisonzi]
note: in the paragraph excerpted below you’ll notice the mention of “Gadd” cartoons. The word should be “gag”
It would be wrong to see the circulation success as the triumph of seriousness. “The formula of the New Yorker is too complicated to just be called serious … you’re reading a 10,000-word piece on the war in Sudan and speckled within it are Gadd cartoons about talking dogs and desert islands,” he says. “It’s a magical formula.”
Just out, The New Yorker Reader: True Crime, an anthology of writing and cartoons with these 36 cartoonists represented:
Charles Addams, Peter Arno, Charles Barsotti, Harry Bliss, David Borchart, Michael Crawford, Leo Cullum, Drew Dernavich, Matthew Diffee, Emily Flake, Alex Gregory, William Haefeli, William Hamilton, Marshall Hopkins, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Farley Katz, Edward Koren, Arnie Levin, Lee Lorenz, Bob Mankoff, Michael Maslin, Ariel Molvig, Paul Noth, John O’Brien, Mischa Richter, Bernard Schoenbaum, Danny Shanahan, Edward Steed, Peter Steiner, James Stevenson, Mike Twohy, P.C. Vey, Kim Warp, Christopher Weyant, Gahan Wilson, Jack Ziegler
Bruce Eric Kaplan and Liana Finck will appear October 16th at The Williamstown Film Festival. Some info here (scroll down to “On Screen, a revamped film festival”)
Marisa Acocella Marchetto was on Good Day NY this morning. See the video clip here.
“Live” New Yorker cartoons returned to NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” last night. This third installment in the series can be seen here. Seth Meyers is joined by Jerry Seinfeld and The New Yorker‘s editor, David Remnick, who provides commentary. Cartoons by Bruce Eric Kaplan, Alex Gregory, Mark Thompson, Tom Cheney, and Charlie Hankin are featured.