From the always interesting Attempted Bloggery, this fun piece, with scans, about a signed copy of Lee Lorenz’s The Art of The New Yorker. (Mr. Lorenz was the Art Editor of The New Yorker from 1973 — 1993, then Cartoon Editor from 1993 — 1997).
The Chris Beetles Gallery (across the pond) is putting on, according to the gallery, “the largest and most popular annual event worldwide for cartoon and illustration collectors.”
More from the Gallery:
One substantial section of the exhibition allows British illustration to be considered in the context of the parallel American tradition. The sinuous line of Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003) caught the essence of theatrical performance for over eight decades in his caricatures for The New York Times… Similarly, David Levine (1926-2009) portrayed luminaries of the literary world for The New York Review of Books, including great writers from Akhmatova to Voltaire. This tradition is brought up to date by major examples of the work of those living masters, Ed Sorel and Arnold Roth – the second of whom will open the show with characteristic wit and aplomb.
(My thanks to Bob Eckstein for bringing this exhibit to my attention)
Here’s a 50 minute radio interview with two giants: Edward Sorel and Jules Feiffer. (Soundcloud offers a better listen. Lots of distortion on the other link)
Two heavy hitters, Lee Lorenz and Edward Sorel will share a stage on September 26th for an event billed “Drawing Sides: A Timely Conversation on Political Cartoons” Details here.
Peter Kuper joins a very long list of New Yorker artists who’ve told us about their chosen tools of the trade on Jane Mattimoe’s terrif blog, A Case For Pencils. Read it here.
And speaking of Mr. Kuper, he’ll be appearing on a panel tonight at the New York Academy of Art. The discussion will center on the history and future of MAD magazine.
Joining two previous Ink Spill maps, The New Yorker’s New York, and New Jersey’s New Yorkers, is the Outer Boroughs’ New Yorker Cartoonists. Cartoonists included were born in the boroughs. I’m fairly certain this is not a complete picture — corrections and suggestions always welcome (for instance: please advise if Staten Island had at least one native born New Yorker cartoonist).
[Click on the map to enlarge it].
Cartoon gods Edward Sorel & Jules Feiffer will be in conversation on October 20th at the Parkway Central Library in Philadelphia. Mark your calendar! Details here.
And here’s what Publisher’s Weekly had to say:
The illustrated adventure series features Happy Junior, a bearded 10-year-old who wants to be normal but can’t, thanks to his family, including his father, a brilliant inventor whose screwball products are trumpeted in TV infomercials, his five unusual sisters, and his despotic grandmother who has relegated the whole family to a basement corner of her grand estate. The first book in the series, How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens, will be published in winter 2018…
…And from out of left field, this real estate listing for a Greenwich Village townhouse (34 Perry Street) that includes a mention of Al Frueh, who had the first cartoon in the very first issue of The New Yorker.
*New Yorker Minutiae Recollection Award of the year goes to Stephen Nadler, who runs the wonderfully entertaining and informative Attempted Bloggery. Stephen wrote to me after reading this post and pointed out that this very same studio was mentioned in that very same inaugural issue under the heading In Our Midst. And here it is:
From the realtor’s listing:”The fourth floor is exceptional. In 1924, it was transformed into a loft and artist studio by renowned New Yorker cartoonist Mr. Al Frueh with a raised roof and extraordinary large windows and north facing skylight across the entire frontage.”