Early Reveal: Next Week’s New Yorker Cover
Upcoming New Yorker covers are usually posted early Monday morning, but occasionally we get an advance look. Barry Blitt is the cover artist for next week’s issue.
Exhibit Of Interest: Underground Heroes: New York Transit In The Comics
Opening today at the New York Transit Museum in downtown Brooklyn, this fabulous exhibit comprised of “satirical cartoons, comic strips and comic books from the 19th to 21st centuries.” Works by over 120 artists are represented including the following New Yorker contributors: Roz Chast, Peter Kuper, Eric Drooker, Ben Katchor, Julia Wertz, and Art Young. Along with the art, there will be panel discussions, gallery talks and sketch nights.
(cartoon courtesy of Peter Kuper)
Addams Hometown Throws Addams Fest in October
Mark your calendar: Charles Addams’ hometown will hold its first Addams Fest over three days in October (26, 27, and 28). Lectures, exhibits and screenings are planned. Read about it here.
Above: a screen shot of a very short teaser video for the fest.
Here’s Mr. Addams entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Charles Addams (above) Born in Westfield, New Jersey, January 7, 1912. Died September 29, 1988, New York City. New Yorker work: 1932 – 1988 * the New Yorker has published his work posthumously. One of the giants of The New Yorker’s stable of artists. Key cartoon collections: While all of Addams’ collections are worthwhile, here are three that are particular favorites; Homebodies (Simon & Schuster, 1954), The Groaning Board (Simon & Schuster, 1964), Creature Comforts (Simon & Schuster, 1981). In 1991 Knopf published The World of Chas Addams, a retrospective collection. Visit the Addams Foundation website for far more information : http://www.charlesaddams.com/