From newyorker.com, October 8, 2014, “Saul Steinberg At One Hundred” — this short piece by Ian Frazier. Mr. Frazier, a long-time contributor to The New Yorker, will moderate a panel discussion on Steinberg at the New Yorker Festival, at noon, October 12. Details here.
Ben Schwartz has handed the New Yorker’s online Daily Cartoon baton to David Sipress, who, Daily fans will recall, has occupied the space before.
From Adweek, October 6, 2014, “How the New Yorker’s Festival Has Become a Magnet for Brands” — The New Yorker’s Publisher, Lisa Hughes on the magazine’s popular yearly event. (left: a snippet of Barry Blitt’s poster for the event, one of three posters commissioned)
Beginning today and continuing for the next two weeks, Bob Eckstein (who signs his work, “bob”) will be substituting for Daily News cartoonist, Bill Bramhall. Link here to Eckstein’s Daily News page.
Link here to see Mr. Eckstein’s New Yorker work.
(above: Eckstein in The Daily News)
Out today is Richard Gehr’s I Only Read It for the Cartoons (New Harvest), a collection of interviews with the following: Lee Lorenz, Sam Gross, Roz Chast, George Booth, Edward Koren, Charles Barsotti, Arnie Levin, Victoria Roberts, Gahan Wilson, Jack Ziegler, Zach Kanin, and Bob Mankoff. A wonderful addition to any cartoon library.
Many (most?) New Yorker cartoonists trace their drawing roots to a love of comic books and comic strips. With that in mind, here, by way of the Forbidden Planet blog, is EJ McLeavy-Fisher’s mini-documentary profiling Joe Leisner, the owner of a now gone shop in Queens, Comic Book Heaven.
From The New York Times, September 28, 2014, “New Yorker’s Magazine Covers Shift From Polite to Provocative” — the Grey Lady notices the magazine’s bent for topical covers.
From The Lilith Blog, “Introducing ‘Excuse Me’ Mondays” — a graphic advice column from Liana Finck.
The New Yorker cartoonist, Mick Stevens, has illustrated a musical instruction book, The Lobster Theory. Go to Mick’s site here to learn more about it (and more about Mick’s other work).
Bob Mankoff, the New Yorker‘s current cartoon editor, and the cartoonist, Roz Chast will be speaking at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Time Out New York has all the info here.
Andy Friedman, a man of many hats, is interviewed by Story Matters. Fans of Mr. Friedman may also want to look at the New Yorker work by Larry Hat.