Seth Returns to The Virtual Memories Show; A Tune Jokes Cover; Now That’s What I Call Marketing…

New Yorker cover artist, Seth (Gregory Gallant) returns to Gil Roth’s Virtual Memories podcast.  Hear it here.  And while you’re there check out Mr. Roth’s  archive of interviews with other cartoonists, including, among others, these New Yorker contributors: Edward Koren, Roz Chast, Sam Gross, Liza Donnelly, R.O. Blechman, Peter Kuper, and John Cuneo.  



We have not heard the last of the cartoonist, Buford Tune (mentioned here yesterday).  To the left is a snippet of a Tune cover that has surfaced courtesy of Columbia University’s Karen Green.  See the entire cover over at Attempted Bloggery.



Here, by way of Danny Shanahan, who donates most generously to the Spill‘s archives, is a box of  Le Pen markers with an understated New Yorker connection.




Audio: Gil Roth Interviews R.O. Blechman; Mike Lynch Looks Back at Esquire’s Cartoons; A Playboy Cartoon

Gil Roth continues his remarkable  string of cartoonist/illustrator interviews — this week he speaks  with the great R. O. Blechman. One of my all-time favorite Blechman New Yorker covers (and one of my favorite all-time New Yorker covers, period) is shown to the left. (photo credit: Gil Roth)

Listen to the podcast here. 

Link here to Mr. Blechman’s website


With Esquire suddenly in the cartoon conversation, Mike Lynch takes a look at some of the work and cartoonists that appeared there in days of yore.  Read it here. 





And speaking of magazines that once ran cartoons, Playboy seemingly has recently returned to the fold. Tom Toro posted this cartoon on Instagram, writing,  “My cartoon in the current issue of @playboy”:



Kaamran Hafeez on Using Gag Writers; Gil Roth Interviews Bob Eckstein
















Back in July of this year when I interviewed gag writer Helene Parsons, Kaamran Hafeez‘s name and work came up.  Now Mr. Hafeez has posted his thoughts on using gag writers:   “How Do You Solve a Problem Like A Gag Writer?”


bangilGil Roth continues his string of interviews with New Yorker cartoonists. This week it’s Bob Eckstein at the microphone, talking about bookstores, honeymooning in Iceland, spending time in Sam Gross’s studio, the New Yorker, and so much more.

Listen here.


Gil Roth Interviews The New Yorker’s Edward Koren


















Here’s Gil Roth interviewing Edward Koren, one of the giants of The New Yorker cartoon world. In this hour-long talk, Mr. Koren talks about Charles Addams, and Peter Arno (among others), working for the New Yorker, why he moved to Vermont, and all sorts of other interesting things.

Mr. Koren began contributing to the magazine in May of 1962. His cartoon collections include Do You Want To Talk About It? (Pantheon, 1976), Well, There’s Your Problem (Pantheon, 1980), Caution: Small Ensembles (Pantheon, 1983), and What About Me (Pantheon, 1989)









After listening to Mr. Koren’s interview be sure to check out Mr. Roth’s previous interviews with cartoonists (and non-cartoonists).  Next week  he’ll be speaking with another New Yorker cartoonist, and New York Times best-selling author,  Bob Eckstein.

Link here to Edward Koren’s website.

(photo of Mr. Koren courtesy of Gil Roth)


William Hamilton’s Life on the Farm; Gil Roth Interviews Ben Katchor (again); Ken Krimstein to Bare All; A Case For Pencils’ Bill Kartalopoulos Interview















From The Lexington Herald Leader, October 28, 2016,    “Who Knew Famous New Yorker Cartoonist Lampooned City Life From a Kentucky Farm?”— this piece about the late great William Hamilton.

(Above: A Collection of Mr. Hamilton’s cartoons from 1977)




Here’s Gil Roth’s latest Virtual Memories podcast…this time he speaks (again) with Ben Katchor.  Be sure to check out Mr. Roth’s very long list of other interviews — many of them with cartoonists.

Link here to Mr. Katchor’s website.




From BRProud, October 28, 2016 “AAF-BR to Host “A New Yorker Cartoonist Bares All” — this piece about Ken Krimstein’s upcoming talk in Baton Rouge on November 4th.

Link here to Mr. Krimstein’s website.



9780544750357_aaa4a-thumbnailJane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencils blog  takes a momentary break from investigating  New Yorker cartoonists tools of the trade to speak with Bill Kartalopoulous, the editor of The Best American Comics series.

Link here to Ms. Mattimoe’s  A Case For Pencils.