Two books of interest coming this year: The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker by Janet Groth (Algonquin Books, June 26, 2012) and Francoise Mouly’s Blown Covers: New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See (Abrams, April 30, 2012). For more details go to your favorite online book dealer’s site.
From newyorker.com, January 23, 2012, “Cover Story: George Booth Remembers Mawmaw”
From The Comics Journal, January 23, 2012, “Seriously Funny” which includes a must read appreciation of Harvey Kurtzman by Drew Friedman.
From The University of Chicago Library News, October 7, 2011, “RAW magazine in Special Collections”
From the Comics Journal continuing series Know Your New Yorker Cartoonist, this must read interview by Richard Gehr: “Lee Lorenz, Cartoonist, Editor, Writer, Jazzbo”
On this Summertime slow cartoon news day I thought I’d post photos of treasures found on a recent expedition northeast of my home.
Jeremy, a main character from The Beatles’ film Yellow Submarine, was in a church basement thrift shop. When I held Jeremy up into the air and asked the woman manning the register, “How much?” she replied, “Aw, just take him — no charge!”
Further north at my favorite bookstore (located close by the NY – Massachusett’s border), I found this 1960 paperback by John Norment. I had actually seen it on another visit a week before and had gone back to the store hoping it was still there. Buying this book led to an email exchange later that day with Mr. Norment’s niece who kindly allowed two photos of her uncle to be used on Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A – Z
And finally, tucked horizontally into the humor section ( no doubt because of its over-size format) I found an issue of Francoise Mouly & Art Spiegelman’s Raw. This particular issue, Number 2, contains a small booklet attached to the inner back cover — the first installment of Spiegelman’s Maus.
A sure-to-please event at The Strand Bookstore ( 828 Broadway, 2nd Fl.) May 3, 2011, 7 pm — 8 pm, celebrating the winner of the 2011 Eustace Tilley contest and launch of The New Yorker’s Strand tote bag. Francoise Mouly the magazine’s Art Editor, will moderate a panel discussion with George Booth, Roz Chast, Maira Kalman, and Adrian Tomine. Other New Yorker artists and cartoonists will be in attendance to sign books.