Wall-to-Wall Cartoonists at David Remnick’s Hello Goodbye Party

 The New Yorker‘s editor, David Remnick threw a Hello Goodbye party last night (Hello, Emma Allen, the magazine’s new cartoon editor; Goodbye, Bob Mankoff, the former cartoon editor). It was, by far, the largest gathering of New Yorker cartoonists since  1997, when forty-one gathered for an Arnold Newman group photo (it appeared in the magazine’s first cartoon issue, December 15, 1997). Here are a bunch of photos from the evening, courtesy of Liza Donnelly, the Spill‘s official photographer for the evening; additional  photos by  Sarah Booth, Marshall Hopkins, and Paul Karasik.

Photo above, l-r: Drew Dernavich, Sarah Booth, John Klossner, George Booth, Chad Darbyshire (back to camera), Matt Diffee, (New Yorker writer) Sarah Larson, Ken Krimstein, Bob Mankoff, Eric Lewis, Bob Eckstein

Edward Koren and Francoise Mouly (The New Yorker‘s Art Editor)

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Allen, The New Yorker‘s Cartoon Editor, and Stanley Ledbetter, the magazine’s jack-of-all trades.

 

 

 

 

 

George Booth and Roz Chast.  That’s Lars Kenseth in the background (photo courtesy of Sarah Booth)

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Karasik, Liana Finck and Gabrielle Bell (photo courtesy of Paul Karasik)

 

 

 

 

Jason Adam Katzenstein, unidentified, Roz Chast speaking with Sara Lautman (back to camera), and Chris Weyant far right.

 

 

 

Chris Weyant (partially obscured), Farley Katz, unidentified, David Sipress, New Yorker writer Matt Dellinger (in checked shirt), Andy Friedman, Danny Shanahan. The group in the back: Drew Panckeri, Mitra Farmand, Sara Lautman, Kendra Allenby

 

Sam Gross and Robert Leighton

 

Bob Mankoff and David Remnick

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Cater, with the New Yorker‘s assistant cartoon editor, Colin Stokes, and Avi Steinberg

 

 

 

George Booth and David Borchart

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Dator and Peter Kuper

 

 

Felipe Galindo and Carolita Johnson

 

 

 

John O’Brien and Bob Eckstein

 

 

Three former cartoon department assistants: Marshall Hopkins, Emily Votruba, and Andy Friedman (photo courtesy of Marshall Hopkins)

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Weyant and Paul Noth

 

 

Matt Dellinger with  Stanley Ledbetter, and Matt Diffee (and way back by the window: Chad Darbyshire to the left, and Amy Hwang to the right)

 

 

 

 

P.C. Vey and Trevor Hoey

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Warp, Pat Byrnes, and George Booth

 

 

 

Sam Gross and Roz Chast

 

 

 

 

l-r: P.C. Vey, Liza Donnelly, Danny Shanahan, George Booth, and Michael Maslin (photo courtesy of Sarah Booth)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Weyant and Liana Finck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Gross and Lars Kenseth

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Lewis, Andy Friedman, and Barbara Smaller

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Byrnes, Paul Karasik, and Peter Kuper

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marc Philippe Eskenazi and Ben Schwartz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie Hankin, Amy Hwang, Kendra Allenby, and Avi Steinberg

 

 

 

Marshall Hopkins with Bob Mankoff’s first assistant, Emily Votruba (Mr. Hopkins was also at one time Mr. Mankoff’s assistant)

 

 

 

Far left: David Sipress speaks with Andy Friedman.  Foreground: Barbara Smaller, Emily Flake and P.C. Vey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

l-r: Felipe Galindo, Marshall Hopkins, Sam Gross, Mort Gerberg, and Ed Koren

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Koren, Michael Maslin, Liza Donnelly and a photobombing David Remnick. That’s Charlie Hankin in the back, far right.

 

 

 

 

Here’s an  incomplete list of all the cartoonists who were there (if you were there and don’t appear on this list, please let me know)

Kendra Allenby, George Booth, David Borchart, Pat Byrnes, Chris Cater, Roz Chast, Joe Dator, Chad Darbyshire, Drew Dernavich, Matt Diffee, Liza Donnelly, Bob Eckstein, Mitra Farmand, Liana Finck, Emily Flake, Andy Friedman (aka Larry Hat), Felipe Galindo(aka feggo), Mort Gerberg,  Sam Gross, Charlie Hankin, Marshall Hopkins, Amy Hwang, Edward Koren, Trevor Hoey, Carolita Johnson, Paul Karasik, Farley Katz, Jason Adam Katzenstein, Lars Kenseth,  John Klossner, Ken Krimstein, Peter Kuper, Amy Kurzweil, Sara Lautman, Robert Leighton, Eric Lewis, Bob Mankoff, Sam Marlow, Michael Maslin,  Paul Noth,  Jeremy Nguyen, John O’Brien, Drew Panckeri, Corey Pandolph, Ellis Rosen, Jennifer Saura, Ben Schwartz, Danny Shanahan, David Sipress,  Avi Steinberg, P.C. Vey, Kim Warp, Chris Weyant.  

New Yorker’s Special True Crime Reader of Writing & Cartoons

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Just out, The New Yorker Reader: True Crime,  an anthology of writing and cartoons with these 36 cartoonists represented:

Charles Addams, Peter Arno, Charles Barsotti, Harry Bliss, David Borchart, Michael Crawford, Leo Cullum, Drew Dernavich, Matthew Diffee, Emily Flake, Alex Gregory, William Haefeli, William Hamilton, Marshall Hopkins, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Farley Katz, Edward Koren, Arnie Levin, Lee Lorenz, Bob Mankoff, Michael Maslin, Ariel Molvig, Paul Noth, John O’Brien, Mischa Richter, Bernard Schoenbaum, Danny Shanahan, Edward Steed, Peter Steiner, James Stevenson,  Mike Twohy, P.C. Vey, Kim Warp, Christopher Weyant, Gahan Wilson, Jack Ziegler

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)

A Thurber Letter to His Lawyer; David Borchart on Pencils; An Interview with Matt Diffee; A Documentary on Cartoonists to be Televised

7624093370_6fe323560c_oFrom Letters of Note,  “Sure, Go Ahead”– this letter from James Thurber to his lawyer.

Link here to the Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio.

 

 

 

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The blog, A Case For Pencils, features David Borchart, one of the very best new wave New Yorker cartoonists.

Link here to see the post.

Link to Mr. Borchart’s New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank website.

 

 

 

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From The Huffington Post, July 30, 2015, this short interview:  “New Yorker Cartoonist Matthew Diffee on His Book: Hand-Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People”

 

 

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Very Semi-Serious, a documentary film exploring the workings of a handful of  New Yorker cartoonists has been picked up by HBO. Here’s Indiewire‘s story about it.  [left: Mort Gerberg, one of the cartoonists profiled in the film]

Mick Stevens, Paul Karasik & Bob Mankoff’s Semi-Serious Discussion on Martha’s Vineyard; Fave Photo of the Day

martha_basicThis Friday, Mick Stevens, Paul Karasik & Bob Mankoff will discuss New Yorker cartooning following a screening of the documentary film,  “Very Semi-Serious”

Details here.

More on the panelists:

Mick Stevens’ website

Paul Karasik’s blog

Bob Mankoff’s website

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 Fave Photo of the Day

George Booth, Marisa Marchetto Acocella, and Matthew Diffee at this evening’s  NYPL event (see the July 15th Ink Spill post for details).    Photo courtesy of Marcie Jacobs-Cole

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Booth, Acocella, & Diffee’s Illustrated Conversation at The New York Public Library; Liza Donnelly to Speak at The Norman Rockwell Museum; Michael Crawford’s Paintings Exhibited

NYPLGeorge Booth, Marisa Acocella Marchetto, and Matthew Diffee will engage in an illustrated conversation Tuesday, July 21st at the NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library.  Details here.

 

 

Mr. Booth, who began contributing  to The New Yorker in 1969, was recently featured in Richard Gehr’s book of interviews, I Only Read It For the Cartoons. cartoonscover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Marchetto’s latest book, Ann Tenna: A Novel is due September 1, 2015. She began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998.Ann Tenna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Diffee’s latest book,  Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People  was published last May. He began contributing to The New Yorker in 1999.

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LDLiza Donnelly will be at The Norman Rockwell Museum tomorrow evening speaking about her life as a New Yorker cartoonist. Details here. Ms. Donnelly is now in her 33rd year of contributing to The New Yorker. Her most recent book, Women on Men was a finalist for The Thurber Prize.

 

 

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MCThe Atwater Gallery (Rhinebeck, NY) will  host an exhibit of Michael Crawford‘s paintings  beginning this Saturday, July 18th.  Details here.  Mr. Crawford’s first drawing appeared in The New Yorker in 1984.

“Cast of Characters” New Cover; Flake’s “Mama Tried”Cover Revealed; Diffee Title Released

CastofCharactersCoverIVBack in February Ink Spill noted that  a cover had been released for Thomas Vinciguerra’s forthcoming Cast of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E.B. White, James Thurber, and The Golden Age of The New Yorker. Mr Vinciguerra tells Ink Spill that his book — due in November — now has a new cover, and he explains:

“John Glusman, Norton’s editor-in-chief and vice president, told me some weeks ago that he pitched ‘Cast of Characters’ so enthusiastically to his sales representatives, and made it sound like such a riot, that they said they preferred a cover that would be a little more ‘fun.’ He asked me if I had any bright ideas; I regret to say that I came up with nothing. And so Norton’s art team worked its magic. I have no idea how this wacky cover will look on a Barnes and Noble display table, but it’s certainly distinctive.”

[On the cover, reading clockwise: E.B. White, Wolcott Gibbs, James Thurber, Katharine White, Robert Benchley, and Harold Ross]

 

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Speaking of new covers, the cover of Emily Flake’s upcoming (October 6th) Mama Tried has just been released. And here it is:

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Finally, out this week is a book we’ve mentioned here in past months as it made its way to pub date: Matthew Diffee’s Hand Drawn Jokes For Smart Attractive People.