Cartoon Auction includes work by Charles Addams, Geoge Booth, and William Steig

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



Naked Cartoonists; Raconteur #2; An Excerpt from Peter Steiner’s latest book


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, this excerpt from Peter Steiner’s latest, The Resistance (Minotaur Books, publication date: August 21, 2012)

Two New Books of Interest; George Booth on his latest NYer cover; Drew Friedman on Harvey Kurtzman






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, 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.

Mick Stevens’ Illustrated song; Peter Steiner’s blog Hopeless but not Serious; New Yorker’s Cartoon Issue out

From Mick Stevens’ site, 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).