The Thursday Watch: Ward Sutton Accepts Herblock Prize; King Features Signs Liniers; Conde Nast Consolidates Space/New Yorker to Switch Floors

Ward Sutton Accepts Herblock Prize

From Michael Cavna, The Washington Post“2018 Herblock Prize Winner is Inspired by His Forebears — and Enraged by Trump”–this piece on Ward Sutton’s Library of Congress acceptance speech. Mr. Sutton began contributing to The New Yorker in October 2007.

Mr. Sutton’s website: http://www.suttonimpactstudio.com/

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King Features Signs Liniers

From Todd Allen,  The Comics Beat, May 10, 2018, “King Features Picks Up Argentinian Comic Stirp ‘Macanudo'”— this piece on Liniers, who has contributed covers to The New Yorker.

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Conde Nast Consolidates Space/ New Yorker to Switch Floors

From Keith J. Kelly, The NY Post, April 24, “Conde Nast Looking to Sublease a Third of Its WTC Headquarters” — the New Yorker is mentioned  in the 7th paragraph.

— For a quick  reminder of where The New Yorker started out and where & when it’s moved in its 93 years check out this Spill map.

 

 

 

 

New Yorker Cartoonists Gather for Cartoon Bank Event

Just a few days after a gathering of New Yorker cartoonists in Brooklyn (for the Not Ok exhibit) there was another gathering — this one last night at 1 World Trade Center.  Conde Nast, The New Yorker’s parent company hosted at get-together to introduce its new Cartoon Bank team to the artists. In the photo above from left to right: Felipe Galindo, Liana Finck, Colin Stokes, Jeremy Nguyen, Colin Tom, Farley Katz, Robert Leighton, and Ben Schwartz.

Above: the placard greeting visitors to the event.

Liza Donnelly provided all the photos here as well as this synopsis of the event:

We were greeted with glasses of wine and fancy little bites of food served on trays, and met by very friendly folks from Condé Nast. At 6:00 on the dot, there were already around six cartoonists there, and many more started filtering in —  the number reaching probably 40-50+ cartoonists. Everyone seemed so happy to be able to just hang out with each other and catch up. I saw friends I hadn’t seen for decades, and met new friends. It was a lovely mixture of new cartoonists and seasoned cartoonists, talking together. Remarks were made by our Condé Nast hosts, as well as from New Yorker editor David Remnick, who went casual in a short sleeved shirt. New cartoon editor, Emma Allen also spoke and welcomed the cartoonists.

There were classic cartoons framed on the gallery wall (all art from those in attendance). Interestingly, the breathtaking view from the 34th floor of the World Trade Center where the event was held quickly took a back seat to talking and laughing with pals. The whole evening had a fun buzz- and by 8:30 when I left, a large group was still lingering.

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Left photo: foreground, Huguette Martel, David Borchart on the left in profile; Evan Forsch is directly above Ms. Martel, looking over his glasses.  Robert Leighton in checked shirt. Photo right: Tom Hachtman in background, left. Chris Weyant in black polo shirt facing away from camera, Marisa Acocella Marchetto center. Mark Alan Stamaty in background in plum colored shirt talking with Tom Bachtell.

Below: the New Yorker’s cartoon editor, Emma Allen on left, then Ed Steed,  Julia Suits and the magazine’s assistant cartoon editor, Colin Stokes

Below, left photo: David Borchart, Pat Byrnes, John O’Brien; Right photo: New Yorker editor, David Remnick addresses the crowd.

Below, left photo: Frank Cotham, Sam Gross, Ed Steed. Photo right: Julia Suits and Bob Eckstein

Below: Andrea Arroyo, Felipe Galindo and Peter Kuper

Below, left photo: Liana Finck and Liza Donnelly. Photo right: Sam Marlow and Ellis Rosen

Below: Felipe Galindo and George Booth

Below: front and center, Barbara Smaller with Chris Weyant, and to the left, Huguette Martel speaks with Arnie Levin

Below left photo: Emily Flake, Jeremy Nguyen, Sara Lautman.  Photo right: Joe Dator and Ben Schwartz.

Below: Colin Tom, J.A.K. (Jason Adam Katzenstein) and Pat Byrnes, in profile

Below: Glen Le Lievre, John Jonik, and John O’Brien

Below: New Yorker publisher, Lisa Hughes speaks with George Booth. In the background, center, is Teresa Nash, part of the Cartoon Bank team.

 

Below left photo: Tom Bachtell, Marisabina Russo. Photo right: David Sipress, Ben Schwartz.

Below, foreground,  Emma Allen talks with Frank Cotham. That’s George Booth on the left and Barbara Smaller on the far right.

 

Below: Mark Alan Stamaty, Marcellus Hall, and Peter Kuper

Below: Marisa Acocello Marchetto and Sam Gross (Tom Hachtman in the back, right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Ink Spill’s Archives: An Early Cartoon Bank Brochure

As we rapidly approach the end of Bob Mankoff’s tenure as the New Yorker‘s cartoon editor, Ink Spill takes a quick look back to the mid 1990s (before Mr. Mankoff was appointed by Tina Brown to that position) when he founded something called the Cartoon Bank. The CB (as it came to be called in the cartoon community) was eventually sold to Conde Nast.

Mr. Mankoff wrote in his memoir, How About Never — Is Never Good For You: “I agreed to sell the Cartoon Bank [to Conde Nast] as long as two conditions were met: (1) I would continue to be its president and (2) I would also become cartoon editor.”

  Here’s a brochure cover from those pre-Conde Nast Cartoon Bank days and a page out of the brochure describing the “birth of the Cartoon Bank”:

 

New Yorker names Creative Director; Interview: Ward Sutton; New Yorker’s New York Recap

From Women’s Wear Daily, November 8, 2011, “The New Yorker Names Creative Director” — this post concerning the appointment of Wyatt Mitchell as “The New Yorker’s first -ever creative director.”

 

From St. Olaf News, November 8, 2011, “Successful Sketches” — this interview with Ward Sutton

 

From guidemehome2westchester, November 8, 2011, ” The New Yorker’s New York — Famous Cartoonists Share Their Love of New York & Their Art at The Katonah Museum of Art” — this post recapping the recent event featuring a panel including Roz Chast, Edward Sorel, Roxie Munro, and Rick Meyerowitz