Cartoon Companion Rates the Latest New Yorker Cartoons; The Chinese Edition of The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker; Essay of Interest: David Sipress on the Loss of a “Pizzeria Extraordinaire”

Cartoon Companion Rates the Latest New Yorker Cartoons

The Cartoon Companion has posted its ratings for the drawings appearing in the latest issue, August 28, 2017.  Among the cartoons under the CC boys’ microscope is a David Sipress cartoon featuring animated luggage and a Liam Walsh cartoon filled with unusual cubicles.  See it all here.

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The Chinese Edition of The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker

Spillers might remember a recent post showing some across-the-seas book jackets that differ significantly from what we see here in the USA.   I ran across a new entry the other day.  The original Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker was a massive thing: 656 pages, and included two discs to pop into your computer). It was published here in 2004.  Two years later, the slimmer, less weighty updated paperback arrived (but with more pages: 670, only one disc, and a striking red cover):

Ad now, here’s the Chinese version, with 710 pages, published this past June.

We can only hope that there’ll be an updated version on these shores by the time the magazine’s 100th anniversary comes around in 2025.

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Essay of Interest: David Sipress on the Loss of a “Pizzeria Extraordinaire”

Here’s a wonderful essay by veteran New Yorker cartoonist, David Sipress on the loss of Franny’s, described by Mr. Sipress as “the amazing, inventive Italian restaurant and pizzeria extraordinaire on Flatbush Avenue, in Park Slope, Brooklyn.”  Link here to “Bereft In A World Without Franny’s Pizza” on newyorker.com.