From Mike Lynch’s site, courtesy of Dick Buchanan, here’s a fun post of some color cartoon work from a variety of magazines. Included, among others, are New Yorker artists, William Steig, Garrett Price, Stan Hunt, William Von Riegen, Gahan Wilson, and Robert Day.
See them all here!
Jane Mattimoe has posted two short audio clips of the great George Booth talking about his tools of the trade. Listen to them here
Gil Roth continues his remarkable string of cartoonist/illustrator interviews — this week he speaks with the great R. O. Blechman. One of my all-time favorite Blechman New Yorker covers (and one of my favorite all-time New Yorker covers, period) is shown to the left. (photo credit: Gil Roth)
Listen to the podcast here.
Link here to Mr. Blechman’s website
With Esquire suddenly in the cartoon conversation, Mike Lynch takes a look at some of the work and cartoonists that appeared there in days of yore. Read it here.
And speaking of magazines that once ran cartoons, Playboy seemingly has recently returned to the fold. Tom Toro posted this cartoon on Instagram, writing, “My cartoon in the current issue of @playboy”:
There will be a memorial service on June 29th for Mad Magazine and New Yorker artist, Peter Porges who passed away in December of last year.
Mr. Porges’s first New Yorker cartoon appeared in the issue of July 3, 1965.
Sam Gross has passed along the details:
Peter Porges Memorial Service
Thursday, June 29th
Ethical Culture Society
2 West 64th Street, New York
Dick Buchanan’s Cartoon Files is back on Mike Lynch’s site with a look at very early Gahan Wilson drawings, such as the one shown here from True, in May of 1955. Check it out!
Here”s Gahan Wilson’s entry on the Spill‘s “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z”:
Gahan Wilson (photo above, by Michael Maslin, taken at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, NYC, 2008) NYer work: 1976 – . Wilson’s website: http://www.gahanwilson.com/
Here’s a fun way to end the week: browsing through all 14 of the Cartoonist Photo links on Mike Lynch’s blog. Part 14 is up today, with links to the other 13 parts following the post. There are a small number of New Yorker cartoonists throughout — here are just three: left to right: William Steig, Sid Harris, and Steinberg.
Over on Mike Lynch’s site Dick Buchanan has posted a nice survey of New Yorker cartoonists who published in Punch from 1966- 1968. See it here!
Just added to Ink Spill‘s Library, courtesy of the cartoonist Mike Lynch: There Was A young Lady Named Alice (Dell Publishing, 1963) — limericks collected by John Armstrong, with illustrations by the great artist, Anatol Kovarsky.
A sample page:
Here’s Mr. Kovarsky’s “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z” entry:
Anatol Kovarsky (photo above, NYC, 2013. By Liza Donnelly) Born, Moscow. Died, June 1, 2016, NYC. Collection: Kovarsky’s World (Knopf, 1956) NYer work: 1947 -1969. Link to Ink Spill’s Anatol Kovarsky appreciation