We have New Yorker cartoon gods among us. George Booth is one (Edward Koren, Lee Lorenz, Dana Fradon, Warren Miller and Sam Gross would be others). Here’s an opportunity to hear Mr. Booth speak about his career. and see his work up close. Details here.
Karasik and Newgarden Talk Nancy
From Print, September 18, 2017, “How Can You Not Love Nancy (or Sluggo)?” — Steve Heller interviews the How To Read Nancy co-authors, New Yorker contributor, Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden.
From Artsy, August 28, 2017, “Meet the Young Woman Deciding the Future of The New Yorker Cartoon”— this enlightening piece on Emma Allen, the magazine’s current Cartoon Editor.
Paul Karasik, whose How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels (co-authored with Mark Newgarden) is coming out this Fall, has contributed a piece to Kirby 100: 100 Top Creators Celebrate Jack Kirby’s Work. Mr. Karasik tells the Spill :
“I write about Kirby’s somewhat incomprehensible later work. It may be the only time that Kirby has been compared to Frederick Burr Opper.”
The Washington Post’s Comics Riffs has an article about Roz Chast and her upcoming “Love Letter to New York,” Going Into Town. Unfortunately, it’s behind the WaPo paywall. Enjoy all you subscribers!
I’ve got a piece in the just published “KIRBY 100: 100 Top Creators Celebrate Jack Kirby’s Greatest Work”, honoring Kirby’s upcoming 100th Birthday.
I write about Kirby’s somewhat incomprehensible later work. It may be the only time that Kirby has been compared to Frederick Burr Opper.
The book is edited by John Morrow and Jon B. Cooke.
Ellis Rosen Pencilled
Jane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencils blog is back with the spotlight on Ellis Rosen, whose first New Yorker cartoon appeared in the issue of December 12, 2016. Link here for the piece.
Karasik’s Latest Gazette Graphic Report
From Paul Karasik’s blog, August 18, 2017, this Graphic Report: Alley’s General Store. Link here to see & read.
Mr. Karasik’s first New Yorker cartoon appeared in 1999.
Karasik Explains How A Cartoon Is Funny
Paul Karasik has dissected a New Yorker cartoon or two. He continues this coming Monday. Details here.
A Karasik quote of interest from the linked article:
“Despite E.B. White’s famous saying, ‘Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog; few are interested and the frog dies,’ my goal is to explain how a cartoon is funny, how it works its magic on the reader.” _______________________________________________________________________
Interview of Interest: Mimi Pond
From The Muse, August 8, 2017, “A chat with Mimi Pond on the Service Industry, Cocaine, and Writing the First Episode of The Simpsons” — Ms. Pond’s new book is The Customer Is Always Wrong.
An excerpt from Ms. Pond’s book appeared on the newyorker.com ‘s Daily Shouts August 2.
Video of Interest: Chris Ware
Here’s a video, “Someone I’m Not” with Chris Ware. See it here.
Mr. Ware has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1999.
Paul Karasik’s Oyster Report
Another of Paul Karasik’s Graphic Reports from the Vineyard Gazette...this time it’s oysters. Read it here.
Mr. Karasik has also been contributing to The New Yorker since 1999. His latest book (with Mark Newgarden) is How to Read Nancy (Fantagraphics).
Chast on Library of Congress Panel
Roz Chast will be part of what the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival calls the Graphic Novels Stage. All the details here. Ms. Chast has contributed to The New Yorker since 1978. Her upcoming book is called Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York (Bloomsbury). Out in October.
Finck’s Neighborhood Cult
From newyorker.com’s Daily Shouts, August 3, 2017, Liana Finck’s “A Guide to the Neighborhood Recycling Cults” —
Read it here.
Ms. Finck has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2013.