George Booth At The Society of Illustrators; Columbia University Panel with Emily Flake, Tom Toro, Robert Sikoryak, and Emma Allen

 

“Mister Hiucappi believes animals should be kept out-of-doors all year round.”

A Must:  “An Evening With George Booth” at The Society of Illustrators, November 8th.

All the info here.

Here’s Mr. Booth’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

George Booth (photo above taken in NYC 2016, courtesy of Liza Donnelly) Born June 28, 1926, Cainesville, MO. NYer work: 1969 – . Key collections: Think Good Thoughts About A Pussycat (Dodd, Mead, 1975), Rehearsal’s Off! (Dodd, Mead, 1976), Omnibooth: The Best of George Booth ( Congdon & Weed, 1984), The Essential George Booth, Compiled and Edited by Lee Lorenz ( Workman, 1998).

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Columbia University Panel with Emily Flake, Tom Toro, Robert Sikoryak, and Emma Allen

This should be fun.

From the announcement: In this new Gilded Age of Trump, cartoonists Tom Toro, R. Sikoryak, and Emily Flake join New Yorker cartoon editor Emma Allen for a discussion of contemporary cartoon satire.

All the info here.

 

A Glen Baxter Sampler; Comics Academic Karen Green Interviewed

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The New York Review of Books takes a look at some of the work in Glen Baxter’s new book, Almost Completely Baxter: New and Selected Blurtings (published by New York Review Comics).

 

 

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2For anyone interested in the who what where why and when of the ever expanding graphic novel collection at Columbia University this interview’s for you.  Karen Green, a friend to all comic artists (and to Ink Spill), is the subject of a lengthy interview by Art Cloos on Scoop.

Arno Olio #6: Up to Date

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A couple of months ago  while at The New Yorker’s offices at One World Trade Center cartoonist  Liza Donnelly took this photo of a  Peter Arno New Yorker cover hanging in a hallway.  There are more Arnos hanging around the magazine’s new digs, but this particular spot is my favorite as there’s also a cover by James Thurber (at the far left) and one by Mary Petty.  Not shown: a Charles Addams cover just to Arno’s right. These covers from another era at the magazine hanging in the brand new offices of The New Yorker reinforce my belief that there is and has always been an electric current at the magazine, racing from this very second back to 1925 and then sizzling right back to this very second again.

If you can, please join me tomorrow evening at Columbia University where Peter Arno’s work will be the topic of discussion with my very special guest,  Edward Sorel.  Details here.

Peter Arno: The Mad Mad World of The New Yorker’s Greatest Cartoonist will be in bookstores on Tuesday, April 19th. By special arrangement with the publisher, copies will also be available at tomorrow night’s event.

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Book of Interest: Edward Sorel’s “Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936”

ESComing in early October, Edward Sorel‘s latest: Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936 (Liveright).

From the publisher:

In a hilarious send-up of sex, scandal, and the Golden Age of Hollywood, legendary cartoonist Edward Sorel brings us a story (literally) ripped from the headlines of a bygone era.

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

Link here to Mr. Sorel’s website.

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Note:  Mr. Sorel will be joining me in discussion at Columbia’s Butler Library  on Monday, April 18th @ 6 pm.  Our topic: Peter Arno 

New Yorker’s Remnick on the Radio

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Coming in just a few days (the 25th of October): The New Yorker Radio Hour.  Read all about it here

(and yes, there’ll be some cartoon/cartoonists content)

 

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…From the What’re the Odds Department: In this week’s New Yorker (the issue of October 26th): two drawings based on lamp pull-cords (the drawings are by Tom Toro and Michael Crawford)…

“An Evening with Jules Feiffer” at Columbia, December 7th…

Charles Saxon’s work included in Columbia Exhibit

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From Columbia’s promotional material:

“Comics at Columbia: Past, Present, Future” presents art, manuscripts, and ephemera from Columbia’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library, including items associated with the university’s history, as well as art from Mad artist Al Jaffee, Elfquest artist Wendy Pini, and New Yorker cartoonist Charles Saxon; drafts and notes from X-Men writer Chris Claremont and Legion of Super Heroes writer Paul Levitz, and correspondence from mainstream and indie comics luminaries Stan Lee, Harvey Kurtzman, and Howard Cruse–and much more.

Link here for all the info.

 

Here’s Saxon’s entry on Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z:

Charles Saxon  (self portrait above from Best Cartoons of the Year 1947)  Born in Brooklyn, Nov 13, 1920, died in Stamford, Conn., Dec 6, 1988. NYer work: 1943 – 1991 (2 drawings published posthumously). Key collection: One Man’s Fancy ( Dodd, Mead, 1977).