New Yorker cover artist, John Cuneo, whose new book Not Waving But Drawing has just been published, is the subject of Gil Roth’s latest Virtual Memories podcast. Hear it here!
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?”
Gil 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.
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)
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.
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.
Jane 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.
Gil Roth, who has been on a roll interviewing cartoonists, speaks with Liza Donnelly on this week’s installment of his Virtual Memories podcast. Listen to it here.
Last Minute Notice!
“Can Art Affect Social Change?” Barry Blitt and Peter Kuper, among others, will discuss tonight at The Society of Illustrators. Details here
Check out Gil Roth’s wonderful interview with Glen Baxter on Mr. Roth’s Virtual Memories podcast here.
(Mr. Baxter talks about coming to The New Yorker in the Robert Gottlieb era).
While on the Virtual Memories site also be sure to take a look at past episodes, especially the long list of cartoonists (full disclosure, this cartoonist is among those listed).
From New York Review Comics comes a new edition of Abner Dean’s What Am I Doing Here? originally published in 1947. Read Mark Frauenfelder’s piece on it here on Boing Boing.
Here’s Mr. Dean’s entry on Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z:
Abner Dean Born, New York City, March 18, 1910. Died, June 30, 1982, NYC. According to his New York Times obit (July 1, 1982) Dean “started his career at the National Academy of Design and went to Dartmouth College, where he graduated in 1931.” He published numerous collections of his work, including It’s A Long Way to Heaven (Farrar & Rinehart, 1945) and Wake Me When It’s Over (Simon & Schuster, 1955). Although primarily a cover artist for The New Yorker (he contributed five, all in the 1930s), he did publish one drawing in the magazine: January 2, 1960.
Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo) is participating in Bitter Laughter: A Conference on Political Satire and Press Freedom in Latin America — a conference taking place in New York City this coming Saturday: Details here.
Jane Mattimoe, who runs the wonderfully informative blog, A Case For Pencils, wherein New Yorker cartoonists share their tools of the trade, is sharing her own tools of the trade this week. Check it out here.