Funny Business to be rebroadcast May 7th; Video: Chast’s Ant & The Grasshopper

According to its official website, Funny Business — An Inside Look at the Art of Cartooning, shown last night on New York’s PBS station WNET, will be rebroadcast this Saturday, May 7th, at 3:30 am.

The film pays studio visits to a number of New Yorker cartoonists, including Frank ModellLee Lorenz (the former Art Editor/Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker, from 1973 through 1997),  George Booth, Victoria Roberts, Arnie Levin, Roz Chast, and Matthew Diffee.

Also from PBS, this short animation.  Roz Chast’s take on The Ant & The Grasshopper

Booth, Chast, Kalman and Tomine at The Strand

A sure-to-please event at The Strand Bookstore ( 828 Broadway, 2nd Fl.) May 3, 2011, 7 pm — 8 pm, celebrating the winner of the 2011 Eustace Tilley contest and launch  of The New Yorker’s Strand tote bag.  Francoise Mouly the magazine’s Art Editor, will moderate a panel discussion with George Booth, Roz ChastMaira Kalman, and Adrian Tomine. Other New Yorker artists and cartoonists will be in attendance to sign books.

New Cat at The Algonquin; Bob Mankoff at Rutgers; Interview: Kate Beaton; Interview: Marcellus Hall; Roz Chast speaks

From The Wall Street Journal, this video profiling Matilda III, the latest of a long line of in-house cats residing at The Algonquin Hotel.


From mycentraljersey.com, April 4, 2011, this article –“Rutgers presents free April 7 program on Yiddish, Jewish Cartooning” (with The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff).


From Sequential Tart, April 4, 2011, this interview with Kate Beaton.

From David-Wasting-Paper’s continuing Cartoonist/Artist survey (#217 in the series), this interview with illustrator/musician Marcellus Hall.

If you’re out on the west coast, you might want to check out this evening’s talk by Roz Chast at Campbell Hall at The University of California,  Santa Barbara.  Info here.

And here’s a related piece from the Santa Barbara Independent, April 1, 2011, “New Yorker Cartoonist Roz Chast gives Slide Lecture”