David Remnick: “The New Yorker an Odd Recipe… a Magical Recipe”; More Spills: Marchetto in Her Blue Grotto, A Mets Bonus Daily Cartoon from Bob Eckstein & a Trio of Short Bios

Remnick:studioHere’s an interview from Fast Company with  The New Yorker‘s David Remnick on the occasion of the premiere of “The New Yorker Radio Hour”…and another good interview piece, from Nieman Lab, with an audio promo.



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…from  The New York Times, October 23, 2015, “The Cartoonist in Her Blue Grotto” — this piece (with a slide show) on Marisa Acocella Marchetto…


…In a first, newyorker.com has published a “Bonus Daily Cartoon”  (Bob Eckstein‘s wonderful Mets Employee of the Month)…


Here are short bios of the three New Yorker cartoonists who recently exhibited work at Cooper Union: Edward Sorel, Jon Agee, and Liana Finck.









Tom Toro on Pencils…and More Spills

tumblr_inline_nwjlrpTXsG1sj0qh6_500A Case For Pencils is visited by Tom Toro this week.  Check it out!

Link here to Mr. Toro’s website.





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…Mike Lynch celebrates the 99th birthday of Virgil Partch aka VIP


…Two pieces on The New York Review of Books new New York Review Comics, including titles by Abner Dean and Glen Baxter: TCJ’s coverage here…
and Heidi MacDonald’s coverage on The Beat…


…read a new interview with Liana Finck here…




BEK & Liana Finck at Williamstown Film Festival; Video: Marchetto on Good Day New York

bekliana_lowres(1)Bruce Eric Kaplan and Liana Finck will appear October 16th at The Williamstown Film Festival.  Some info here (scroll down to “On Screen, a revamped film festival”)





Marisa Acocella Marchetto was on Good Day NY this morning.  See the video clip hereMarisa

New Yorker Festival’s Cartoon Events

festSeveral cartoon-related events at this year’s New Yorker festival:

Friday, October 2nd: a showing of Very Semi-Serious, a documentary film featuring some of the magazine’s cartoonists, followed by a panel discussion including Liana Finck, Emily Flake, Mort Gerberg and the magazine’s current cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff. Moderated by Roz Chast.   Details here.

BobRCSaturday, October 3rd: Matt Diffee talks, shows his cartoons, and plays music.  Details here.

(pictured: Bob Mankoff & Roz Chast)