In honor of the first really-feels-like-summer day here in upstate New York, I’m posting one of a truckload of covers proposed to and rejected by my favorite magazine (no hard feelings!). This one probably dates back to the early-to-mid 1980s.
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
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
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
Sam Gross and Roz Chast
Charlie Hankin, Amy Hwang, Kendra Allenby, and Avi Steinberg
l-r: Felipe Galindo, Marshall Hopkins, Sam Gross, Mort Gerberg, and Ed Koren
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.
Due to technical difficulties, Ink Spill was offline this morning. Once it was brought back two of the most recent posts were missing. I’ll try to reconstruct yesterday’s post (“Ink Spill’s Go-To Blogs”)…in the meantime I offer up this New Yorker drawing of mine from the July 11th, 1983 issue. Click on the drawing to enlarge — I realize the caption is small.
Gil Roth (shown standing in our kitchen last week) has an awful lot of cartoonists on his podcast,Virtual Memories. He visited recently to tape two more (with Liza Donnelly and myself). The interview with Ms. Donnelly will show up a few Tuesdays from now, but in the meantime you can hear Gil grill me here.
Another installment from the Department of Self-Promotion, this interview by Alex Dueben posted today on The Comics Journal site.
Here’s a fun video featuring cartoonist Liana Finck and Colin Stokes, The New Yorker‘s Cartoon Assistant (and occasional cartoon collaborator).
If you haven’t gotten around to thumbing through a copy of Peter Arno: The Mad Mad World of The New Yorker’s Greatest Cartoonist, the New Yorker‘s website has posted an excerpt along with two slideshows: one of Arno’s Whoops Sisters and a second spanning Arno’s (non-Whoops Sisters) work for the magazine . Read it here.