Interviews: Carolita Johnson, BEK; A Very Close-look at The New Yorker’s Tenth Issue

carolitaFrom ladycollective.com, April 17, 2015, “Schoolin’ Life: Carolita Johnson” this interview with Ms. Johnson

 

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bekFrom publicradioeast.org, April 25, 2015, “Not My Job: New Yorker Cartoonist ‘BEK’ Gets Quizzed on Burger King”

— an audio interview with Bruce Eric Kaplan.

 

 

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10th issueAttempted Bloggery continues its fascinating close-look series at The New Yorker’s earliest issues. Issue #10 (April 25, 1925) is now ready for your inspection.

Harry Bliss to Speak; Forgotten Caricaturists

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From The Vermont Standard, April 23, 2015, “Cartoonist Harry Bliss to Speak at Library Gala”

Here’s a link to his website, and here’s a link to The New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank site where you’ll find more examples of his work.

 

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From Print, April 21, 2015,“Forgotten Caricaturists Remembered”.

Steven Heller’s piece ties in to an event at the Society of Illustrators on May 6.  Drew Friedman and Stephen Kroninger will present “12 Legendary Caricaturists You’ve, (probably), Never Heard Of.”

Above: Groucho & Harpo by New Yorker contributor, William Auerbach-Levy

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Spills:

Christopher Weyant has returned for a second run as The New Yorker’s Daily Cartoonist…Congrats to Roz Chast who has received a Heinz AwardLiza Donnelly has been live tweet-drawing the 3 day Women in the World Summit at NYC’s Lincoln Center. Tina Brown hosts.  Check out Ms. Donnelly’s drawings on Twitter @lizadonnelly.

Books of Interest: A Harvey Kurtzman Biography & A Box of Clowes

KurtzmanLooking forward to this forthcoming biography of the late great Harvey Kurtzman.  Due May 2nd from Fantagraphics.

 

 

 

 

While you’re waiting for the biography to be released you might want to check out  Mr. Kurtzman’s autobiography, My Life As A Cartoonist  (Aladdin; First Minstrel Books, 1988)

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ClowesAlso coming from Fantagraphics (in June), this boxed set from Daniel Clowes.  The New Yorker’s Francoise Mouly and Mina Kaneko recently talked to Clowes about The Complete Eightball.