From the Kingston (NY) Daily Freeman, “Art auction in Rhinecliff Saturday”
this news of a benefit auction of cartoons, including work by New Yorker artists Charles Addams, George Booth, William Steig, Frank Modell, James Stevenson, Peter Steiner, Lee Lorenz, Harry Bliss, Barbara Smaller, Charles Barsotti, Joe Dator, Gahan Wilson, Robert Mankoff, Liza Donnelly, P.C. Vey, Roz Chast, Danny Shanahan, Carolita Johnson, Edward Frascino, Michael Crawford, Zachary Kanin, Pat Byrnes, Mick Stevens, David Sipress, Raymond Davidson, Robert Weber, Jason Polan, Henry Martin, and more.
In addition to the auction, a signed Charles Addams print will be raffled.
Link here to the Morton Memorial Library
This coming October, Fantagraphics will publish Naked Cartoonists: Drawers Drawing Themselves Without Drawers. Gary Groth has edited the collection of self portraits that includes work by Lee Lorenz, George Booth, Eldon Dedini, Mike Twohy, Sam Gross, Gahan Wilson and Arnie Levin. Amazon offers a look inside the book, including a full list of contributors
And available right now is Raconteur #2, the work of Mike Lynch, David Jacobson, John Klossner, and Jeff Pert. See Mike Lynch’s site for ordering information.
From Criminalelement.com, this excerpt from Peter Steiner’s latest, The Resistance (Minotaur Books, publication date: August 21, 2012)
From You Made It Weird, January 27, 2012, this hour and twenty minute podcast featuring Alex Gregory and Matt Diffee in conversation with Pete Holmes.
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 CBS News, November 4, 2011, “Bill Cosby’s new book sure to bring laughs” (George Booth illustrations appearing at the end of the clip)
From Mick Stevens’ site mickstevens.com, October 24, 2011, this illustrated song
And a reminder that Peter Steiner has a brand new blog, Hopeless but not Serious, wherein he posts daily energetic graphic swipes at politics, politicians, etc..
Finally: The 15th annual New Yorker Cartoon Issue hits the stands today. It features a wonderful cover by George Booth, and includes color work by the likes of Mark Alan Stamaty, Emily Flake, Zach Kanin, and Roz Chast. There’s a b&w spread of work by the late Leo Cullum, and The Funnies, where you’ll find drawings by Jack Ziegler, Lee Lorenz, Bruce Eric Kaplan, and more. There’re a handful of cartoonists sprinkled among the ads as well (Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Danny Shanahan, and Liza Donnelly).