Honoring & Remembering Paul Peter Porges
Last Thursday a large crowd of friends, relatives, and colleagues from MAD and The New Yorker filled the Ethical Cultural Society’s Ceremonial Hall on Manhattan’s Upper West Side to celebrate the life of Paul Peter Porges (left), who passed away last December.
Among the speakers was Mr. Porges’s close friend, New Yorker artist, Sam Gross who hilariously recalled making the rounds of cartoon departments with Mr. Porges in the golden age of cartooning (a link to video of Mr. Gross delivering his remarks is in the works). Also in attendance from the New Yorker were Liza Donnelly, myself, Bob Eckstein and Mort Gerberg. Among the MAD crowd attending were Mort Drucker, Sam Viviano, Desmond Devlin, Irving Shields, Dick DeBartolo, John Ficarra, Barry Liebman and Dorothy Crouch.
Remarks and remembrances were followed by a show of photographs, and following that, small hand painted stones as you see pictured here, were handed out. (Mr. Porges was know to many as “PPP” — pronounced, “pay pay pay”).
Sam Gross at the podium: Liza Donnelly
Paul Karasik’s Graphic: Vineyard Gazette Press Run
From Paul Karasik‘s blog, Rules to Vivere By, June 30, 2017, “Vineyard Gazette Press Run” — See it all here!