Video of Interest: Chris Ware
Here’s a video, “Someone I’m Not” with Chris Ware. See it here.
Mr. Ware has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1999.
Paul Karasik’s Oyster Report
Another of Paul Karasik’s Graphic Reports from the Vineyard Gazette...this time it’s oysters. Read it here.
Mr. Karasik has also been contributing to The New Yorker since 1999. His latest book (with Mark Newgarden) is How to Read Nancy (Fantagraphics).
Chast on Library of Congress Panel
Roz Chast will be part of what the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival calls the Graphic Novels Stage. All the details here. Ms. Chast has contributed to The New Yorker since 1978. Her upcoming book is called Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York (Bloomsbury). Out in October.
Finck’s Neighborhood Cult
From newyorker.com’s Daily Shouts, August 3, 2017, Liana Finck’s “A Guide to the Neighborhood Recycling Cults” —
Read it here.
Ms. Finck has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2013.
Two books by notable stylists, both coming out many months from now, both contribute covers and cartoons to The New Yorker.
Monograph by Chris Ware, due October 10th from Rizzoli.
From the publisher:“Arranged chronologically with all thoughtful critical and contemporary discussion common to the art book genre jettisoned in favor of Mr. Ware’s unchecked anecdotes and unscrupulous personal asides, the author-as-subject has nonetheless tried as clearly and convivially as possible to provide a contrite, companionable guide to an otherwise unnavigable jumble of product spanning his days as a pale magnet for athletic upperclassmen’s’ ire up to his contemporary life as a stay-at-home dad and agoraphobic graphic novelist.”
…and this offering from Bruce Eric Kaplan, coming out in the Spring of 2018 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
From the publisher:“Two words throw a family’s car trip into utter (and smelly) chaos in this hilarious story of denial from Bruce Eric Kaplan. The Krupkes are having a nice, peaceful Saturday morning drive to the grocery store when: it happens.”
From The New York Review of Books, May 26, 2017, “Saul Steinberg’s View of the World” — this review of the Steinberg exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, “Along the Lines: Selected Drawings by Saul Steinberg.”
A highlight from Ware’s review :
“As a cartoonist myself, I am dismayed that there’s little in the show I can steal…”
From Bob Eckstein’s Facebook post, this photo of he and Chris Ware at the Chicago Cultural Center’s film premiere of Hairy Who.
(photo by Meg Handler Photography)
From The Providence Journal, February 8, 2015, “RISD exhibit: Album covers were just another canvas for artists” — this story about a current exhibition of album cover art. The exhibit includes work by William Steig, Arnold Roth,and Edward Sorel.
( left: A Sorel album cover)
From filmmaker Steven-Charles Jaffee comes word of a brand new funding website: Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird. Visit it here. The site also features a Cartoon Contest that’s Gahan Wilson-inspired.
From geekmountainstate.com, August 22, 2013, “Center for Cartoon Studies at the Burlington Book Festival” — The panel, including the amazing Edward Koren will be held Saturday, September 21st.
You can see some of Mr. Koren’s New Yorker work here at the New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank site.
From prweb.com, June 3, 2013, “Advertising Legend, Illustrator, Children’s Book Author, Cartoonist, Animator R.O. Blechman Has First Major Retrospective at 25th Annual SVA Masters Series”
Here’s a chance to see an incredible body of work by one of the greats (it’s somewhat amusing that the prweb headline (above in pink) is so lengthy for an artist whose forte is simplicity. But never mind).
There’re a number of R.O. Blechman New Yorker covers that would make it to an Ink Spill top ten list of all-time great New Yorker covers. One favorite — it adorned the issue of October 1, 1979 — appears above. His very first New Yorker cover appeared on the April 29, 1974 issue.
Link to Mr. Blechman’s website here
From Drawn & Quarterly, June 4, 2013, “D+Q in Chicago part 1: Printers Row Lit Fest”
with word of appearances by Lynda Barry, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, Ivan Brunetti, and others.
According to the release:
“The Masters Series: R.O Blechman” is the first major retrospective representing all three genres of the artist’s work: illustrations and editorial cartoons, animations and graphic novels. The exhibition is on view from October 2 through November 2 at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26 Street, New York City. Admission is free and open to the public.