From CBS News, November 4, 2011, “Bill Cosby’s new book sure to bring laughs” (George Booth illustrations appearing at the end of the clip)
From the Demoulin Museum (Greenville, Illinois), this post, “Author signing new book” The author is Julia Suits, and her new book is “The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions: The Curious World of the Demoulin Brothers and Their Fraternal Lodge Prank Machines”
From The Royal Gazette, November 1, 2011, “Bermuda Profiles: New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly likes the light touch”
From the blog, Lame Adventures, October 31, 2011, “An Hour with Roz Chast”
From hotelchatter.com, October 28,2011, “The Algonquin Hotel to Close This Winter for Renovations” ( post includes a nice photo of the Hotel’s New Yorker cartoon wallpaper)
A short Youtube video about Joe Farris’s new book A Soldier’s Sketchbook.
From The Washington Post’s Comic Riffs, October 27, 2011, “The New Yorker’s ‘Cartoon Issue’: Bob Mankoff lets us peek behind the scenes”
From a blog by Peter McGraw, October 26, 2011, “Will these cartoons be funny in other countries?” – this post, including a short video of an interview with Paul Noth
From Eli Stein’s website, “We All Have to Start Somewhere Dept. Case in Point #16,” this post featuring work by Al Ross
From Salon, October 21, 2001, “The New Yorker writer that time forgot,” this review of a Wolcott Gibbs anthology, Backward Ran Sentences
[ in the earliest days of The New Yorker, Gibbs, as Katharine White’s assistant, was given the sometimes unenviable task of hand holder, which meant talking to the artists, sending them notes, handing them rejections, etc..
Charles Addams fans might remember that Addams illustrated several book jackets for Gibbs, including Season in the Sun (Random House, 1951) and More in Sorrow (Holt, 1958) ]