Edward Koren is Vermont’s new Cartoonist Laureate; Science & Sidney Harris

 

 

koren-2001_11_12From Vermont Public Radio, February 3, 2014, “Ed Koren To Be Vermont’s Next Cartoonist Laureate”

See some of Edward Koren’s New Yorker work here.

Visit Edward Koren’s website here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From Scienceline, January 31, 2014, “Science Cartoonist Sidney Harris doesn’t draw ‘funny style'”

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Link here to see Mr. Harris’s New Yorker work.

 

 

 

 

 

Cat Cartoons a-plenty in the Big New Yorker Book of Cats

 

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Coming October 1st from Random House: The Big New Yorker Book of Cats ( you may remember that The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs was published almost exactly a year ago).  As you’d expect, the book boasts a huge number of cat themed cartoons and covers. Here’s a list of the cartoonists represented:

Charles Addams, Harry Bliss, George Booth, Roz Chast, Frank Cotham, Leo Cullum, Joe Dator, Eldon Dedini, Liza Donnelly, J.C. Duffy, Jules Feiffer, Ed Fisher, Ed Frascino, Alex Gregory, Sam Gross, William Hamilton, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Edward Koren, Arnie Levin, Lee Lorenz, Robert Mankoff, Henry Martin, Paul Noth, Donald Reilly, Mischa Richter, Victoria Roberts, Danny Shanahan, Bernard Schoenbaum, Edward Sorel, William Steig, Mick Stevens, Anthony Taber (represented by two multi-page spreads), Mike Twohy, Dean Vietor, Robert Weber, Christopher Weyant, Shannon Wheeler, Jack Ziegler

Cross-over cover artists (meaning those who have contributed both cartoons & covers to The New Yorker):  Charles Addams, Abe Birnbaum (his March 30, 1963 cover is of a lion), Ronald Searle, J.J. Sempe, Saul Steinberg, and Gahan Wilson

 

 

New Website: Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird features a Gahan Wilson-inspired Cartoon Contest; Vermont’s Center for Cartoon Studies Cartoon & Graphic Novel Panel includes Edward Koren & Chris Ware

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

Video: Edward Koren; New “One Club” Members: Jim Kelly, T.E. Kennedy, Ted Key, David L. Kingman, and Clayton Knight

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A tip of the hat to Mike Lynch for posting this video of Edward Koren as part of a series, “Stuck in Vermont.”  In this nearly five and-a-half minute video we see Mr. Koren draw, talk about his work (including an explanation for his characters’ noses),  his influences, the business, and The New Yorker, where his work has appeared since 1962.

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There are five more members in Ink Spill’s “One Club” — a cadre of cartoonists who contributed just one drawing to The New Yorker during their careers.  These five have been added to “The New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z” section of this site. As with almost all the new members added this week, I’ve yet to get around to researching their biographies. There is, however, one very familiar name in today’s group: Ted Key.  With today’s additions the One Club membership is now at 85, or thereabouts.

Today’s new members: Jim Kelly, T.E.Kennedy, Ted Key, David L.Kingman,and Clayton Knight

 

 

 

Gehr’s latest Know Your New Yorker Cartoonist Interview: Edward Koren; Donnelly on Navasky’s “Art of Controversy”; Article of Interest: Al Frueh

 

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From The Comics Journal, June 12, 2013, “The Beastly Beatitudes of Edward Koren” — this latest entry by Richard Gehr in his series, “Know Your New Yorker Cartoonist”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From Forbes.com, June 12, 2013, “Women and the Art of Controversy”Liza Donnelly reviews Victor Navasky’s new book.

 

From limaohio.com, September 12, 2012, “Just Al: Frueh made it big but stayed humble”

 

 

Almost everyone’s familiar with The New Yorker’s first cover, Rea Irvin’s dandy with the top hat, later dubbed  Eustace Tilley.  But how many of us know who did the second cover? SYK4mI4-xwzbsTSbbLvPNr3ocr-yFiskgF_taE1WVmH-14aFAjmnSaboPpILHuVLVu4ERcgv1IlObybjAWx1RVTQNL-sxsqTXLHaYwDyS4SlOoubUYYtBZlkUPn7ZzpBpWYnsg6SXQyTchzAlenPYdk=s120-c Here’s a capsule bio of the great Al Frueh, who not only was a cartoonist and cover artist, but an illustrator who carved out a spectacular niche for himself doing the caricatures that accompanied the New Yorker’s Theater reviews.