A Thurber Letter to His Lawyer; David Borchart on Pencils; An Interview with Matt Diffee; A Documentary on Cartoonists to be Televised

7624093370_6fe323560c_oFrom Letters of Note,  “Sure, Go Ahead”– this letter from James Thurber to his lawyer.

Link here to the Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio.






The blog, A Case For Pencils, features David Borchart, one of the very best new wave New Yorker cartoonists.

Link here to see the post.

Link to Mr. Borchart’s New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank website.






From The Huffington Post, July 30, 2015, this short interview:  “New Yorker Cartoonist Matthew Diffee on His Book: Hand-Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People”




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Very Semi-Serious, a documentary film exploring the workings of a handful of  New Yorker cartoonists has been picked up by HBO. Here’s Indiewire‘s story about it.  [left: Mort Gerberg, one of the cartoonists profiled in the film]

A “Bookazine” to Celebrate 90 Years of New Yorker Cartoons

90th back cover  My thanks to a colleague out in the middle of America who alerted me to this showing up on his local newsstand this weekend.  For those wondering what a bookazine is, it’s a soft cover, perfect bound publication, the same size as The New Yorker magazine. This particular bookazine is 144 pages, and costs $9.99.  It carries no ads except from the magazine’s Cartoon Bank and an ad for the upcoming New Yorker Festival, with sponsors listed. The back cover (below) lists the cartoonists represented (click on the image to enlarge).


Leo Cullum: The Pilot Who Made People Smile; Kim Warp Pencilled

LeoHere’s a nice piece about the late Leo Cullum: “The Pilot Who Made People Smile” from a Bangor Daily News blog.

Link here to Mr. Cullum’s New Yorker work.







06b4556Kim Warp is the latest New Yorker cartoonist to talk about tools of the trade on the blog, A Case For PencilsSee it here.

Link here to Ms. Warp’s New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.

Link here to Ms. Warp’s website.