New Yorker cartoonists turned out in time honored fashion to celebrate the holidays last night. Corey Pandolph gets a heap of credit for procuring a corner of the Upper East Side Hi Life Restaurant where nearly two dozen contributors came together in good cheer. Among those attending, including Mr. Pandolph: Joe Dator, David Borchardt, Liam Walsh (who brought and shared a tray of cookies), Andy Friedman, Liza Donnelly, Robert Leighton, Bob Esmay, Emily Flake, Drew Dernavich, Farley Katz, John O’Brien, Avi Steinberg (celebrating his first appearance in the magazine), Barbara Smaller, Felipe Galindo, David Sipress, Bob Eckstein, Eric Lewis, Ward Sutton, Christopher Weyant, Ben Schwartz, and Karen Sneider.
Liza Donnelly has posted on her blog a handful of photographs taken at the event.
From Comic Book Bin, November 8, 2012, “After the Fall: An Illustrated Novel book review” — a thumbs up for Victoria Roberts new book.
From The Jewish Daily Forward, November 8, 2012, “Lunching with New Yorker Cartoonists” — this review of the well-traveled short film by Rachel Loube. (Above: some of the cartoonists featured: clockwise, Sid Harris, Drew Dernavich, Zach Kanin and Emily Flake)
From Comics and Graphics Fest, the who, what, where, and when about the upcoming event in Brooklyn. Among the participants: Chris Ware, Roz Chast, Adrian Tomine, and Charles Burns (Above: Chris Ware’s poster for the event)
This promises to be an interesting exhibit (see the poster for all the pertinent information). According to the show’s promotional material: “Rejected works handpicked by each artist will be shown alongside originals that ran in the magazine.” Keeping my fingers crossed that this exhibit makes its way east.
The poster above features a Bob Eckstein drawing. Also circulating online are at least four other posters, two with drawings by Carolita Johnson, and solos by Emily Flake and Shannon Wheeler. Collect them all!:
From Liza Donnelly’s blog whendotheyservethewine, June 14, 2012, “Look Day for Cartoonists at The New Yorker”
(a fun post,with photos of, among others, Joe Dator, Drew Dernavich, Matthew Diffee, Bob Eckstein, Emily Flake, Felipe Galindo, Sam Gross, Corey Pandolph, Ben Schwartz, Liam Walsh, and Christopher Weyant
From Hollywood Soapbox, May 23, 2012, “Tribeca Review: ‘Every Tuesday: A Portrait of The New Yorker Cartoonists'”
From San Francisco Gate, May 23, 2012, “‘The Kugelmass Episode’ at City Arts & Lectures” (scroll down for R. Chast content)
From European Cartoon Center, May 23, 2012, “Women Cartoonists by Liza Donnelly in Genva”
From Humor Times, May 23, 2012, “Insight on Cartoonists: Nick Downes”
From Fosters.com, March 6, 2012, “Cartoonist to talk at Noble on March 6” — John Klossner speaks today at the Noble High School, North Berwick, Maine.
From newyorker.com, March 6, 2012, a video of the recent Big Story event, “The Future of Funny,” featuring panelists Emily Flake, Farley Katz, Drew Dernavich and Zachary Kanin, with moderator, David Remnick.