Liza Donnelly’s Drawings From Dubai; Audio of Interest: Sam Gross; Noth’s New Book

Liza Donnelly’s Drawings From Dubai

Liza Donnelly just spent a week live-drawing in Dubai at the Global Education and Skills Forum for the presentation of the Teacher Skills Prize. Here are her graphic impressions of what she saw.

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Audio of Interest: Sam Gross

Courtesy of Jane Mattimoe (A Case For Pencils), here’s a short audio clip of the great Sam Gross talking about drawing funny and funny drawing.

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Noth’s New Book

Out next week: Paul Noth‘s How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens (Bloomsbury USA). 

 

Roz Chast Looks For A Pen; Tomorrow Night’s Book Signing of Interest: Marcellus Hall; Exhibit of Interest: Addams, Chon Day, Gahan Wilson, John Held Jr., Kunz, Jonik, Eckstein, Caldwell & More; Sarah Boxer in The Atlantic: “Why Is Trump So Hard to Caricature?”

Roz Chast Looks For a Pen

A fun post on Jane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencils blog: Roz Chast is asking for pen suggestions.  Read it here.

Note: Ms. Chast (along with the cover artist, Liniers, and several others) is a guest of honor at the upcoming MOCCA Festival at the Society of Illustrators. Info here.

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Tomorrow Night’s Book Signing of Interest: Marcellus Hall

This notice from the illustrator & New Yorker cover artist, Marcellus Hall:

This Thursday I’ll be at Desert Island Comics 6:50-9pm signing and selling my debut graphic novel, KALEIDOSCOPE CITY. During the first 45 minutes or so Ambrosia Parsley will join me as I sing a few songs and Gabe Soria will interview me. Come!
Marcellus
 
THURS MAR 15
DESERT ISLAND COMICS
540 Metropolitan
Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
6:50 – 9pm
FREE
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Exhibit of Interest: Sordoni Art Gallery At Wilkes University
 
News of an exhibit featuring a number of New Yorker contributors including Charles Addams, Chon Day, John Held, Jr. Bob Eckstein, John Caldwell, John Jonik, Anita Kunz, and Gahan Wilson.  Info here.
Below, the artists in the show:
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Sarah Boxer in The Atlantic: “Why Is Trump So Hard to Caricature?”
 
A fascinating article by Ms. Boxer.  It includes a number of New Yorker artists. Read it here.

 

Surreal McCoy Pencilled; Even More E. Simms Campbell

Surreal McCoy Pencilled

A Case For Pencils, Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful blog offering a peek into New Yorker cartoonists tool bags, continues with The Surreal McCoy.  Read it here!

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Even More E. Simms Campbell

Attempted Bloggery continues its Campbell fest with a look at original art from Playboy See it here!

(Above: Mr. Campbell’s one & only New Yorker cover)

Mr. Campbell’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:

E. Simms Campbell (photo above) Born, 1906. Died, 1971. New Yorker work: 1932 -1942. Key collections: Cuties in Arms (1943) – the earliest published collection of cartoons by an African-American cartoonist); More Cuties in Arms (also 1943); and Chorus of Cuties (1953)

 

Exhibit of Interest: New Yorker Cover Artist Lorenzo Mattotti; Brendan Loper Pencilled

Exhibit of Interest: Lorenzo Mattotti

From the Italian Cultural Institute’s website:

“…the exhibition presents for the first time the original pastels created by the artist for 32 of the magazine’s covers. Also included are unpublished preparatory sketches and a selection of Mattotti’s illustrations for articles on fashion, culture and current affairs.”

Link here for info.

Article of interest: from newyorker.com, February 6, 2018 by the magazine’s cover editor, Francoise Mouly: “An Exhibit Of Lorenzo Mattotti’s Covers For The New Yorker” 

Mr. Mattotti’s blog.

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Brendan Loper Pencilled

Jane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencils returns with the spotlight on New Yorker cartoonist Brendan Loper’s tools of the trade.  Read it here!

 

 

 

Fave Photo of the Day; Appearance of Interest: Robert Grossman; Pond Pencilled; PR: Chast, Ware

Fave Photo of the Day

Courtesy of New Yorker cartoonist colleague, Jeremy Nguyen, this photo taken last Monday of a cartoon event at Brooks Brothers.  Beginning at the bottom ‘o’ the stairs and heading up: Emma Allen, the New Yorker‘s cartoon editor, and cartoonists Drew Dernavich, Liana Finck, and Jason Adam Katzenstein (aka J.A.K.). And unless I’m mistaken, that’s the classic Brooks Brothers Vintage Bomber Jacket (in Khaki)* just behind Ms. Allen .

*unpaid advertisement

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Appearance of Interest: Robert Grossman

One of the greats, Robert Grossman, will appear at the New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium on November 28th.  All the information here.

Mr. Grossman, widely known for his illustration, was, in the earliest stage of his career, an assistant to James Geraghty (the New Yorker art editor from 1939- 1973).  Mr. Grossman’s first New Yorker appearance (below) was published January 13, 1962.

 

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Pond Pencilled

Mimi Pond is the subject of Jane Mattimoe’s latest Case For Pencils post wherein the cartoonist discusses her tools of the trade.  (above: Ms. Pond’s work area).   See the post here!

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…From Comics DC, November 12, 2017,  “Roz Chast, ‘Going To Town’ Recorded at Politics & Prose”

Here’s the video of Chris Ware’s appearance on The Charlie Rose Show. Mr. Ware is currently making the rounds promoting his new book, Monograph By Chris Ware (Rizzoli).