Link to Liana Finck’s website
From The Washington Post, March 27, 2014, ” In veteran cartoonist Roz Chast’s hands, tale of aging parents is far from the same old story” — this piece by Michael Cavna.
Also by Michael Cavna, in The Washington Post, March 27, ” For cartoon editor, a New Yorker state of mind”
One other interesting read: from centraljersey.com, March 28, 2014, “Cartoon King”
While Ink Spill will be posting various articles related to Ms. Chast and Mr. Mankoff as promotional events continue for their respective books, it’s always best to visit their websites to keep up with their personal appearance schedules.
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is hosting a panel discussion on April 1st “Strong Female Protagonists: Panel Discussion Featuring Women in Comics”
According to the SVA website:
This event brings together a diverse group of internationally recognized creators and editors for a discussion of the history and dynamics of women working as both creators and behind the scenes in American comics.
Paul Karasik has posted a video of an event from Comic Arts Brooklyn back in November of 2013. From the online description :
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the comics adaptation of Paul Auster’s novel City of Glass, Mr. Auster, Paul Karasik (The New Yorker), David Mazzucchelli (“Asterios Polyp”), and Art Spiegelman (“Maus”) came together for the first time to discuss adapting the original novel into a graphic novel.
The video is seconds over an hour long.
And.. Karasik Wins
Back in March of 2013, I wrote a piece about Russell Maloney and his connection to The New Yorker‘s cartoons. Since then I’ve acquired a copy of Maloney’s 1945 collection, It’s Still Maloney (cover by Richard Taylor, re-posted here. The March scan wasn’t very good).
In Maloney’s preface (“Author! Author!”) he tells us he will he provide a running commentary through the book — a nice touch — and he also lets us in on his introduction to The New Yorker. He first sold the magazine an anecdote in “the dreadful summer of 1932” (for ten dollars), and then that same year:
One of the Boston newspapers informed me that The New Yorker artists did not always think up their own ideas for pictures, that the management paid outsiders for suggestions. I sent in an account of a situation I thought would make a good Helen Hokinson picture — a lady librarian handing over a book to a patron with the admonishment, “Now don’t take this too literally, it’s symbolism” — and got paid for that: seven dollars.
And here’s the Hokinson drawing, caption by Maloney, published in The New Yorker, January 7, 1933.
Extra reading: Here’s Richard Taylor’s entry on Ink Spill‘s “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z”:
Richard Taylor (self portrait above from Meet the Artist) Born in Fort William, Ontario, Sept. 18, 1902. Died in 1970. NYer work: 1935 -1967. Collections: The Better Taylors ( Random House, 1944, and a reprint edition by World Publishing, 1945), Richard Taylor’s Wrong Bag (Simon & Schuster, 1961). Taylor also authored Introduction to Cartooning ( Watson -Guptill, 1947). From Taylor’s introduction: the “book is not intended to be a ‘course in cartooning’…instead, it attempts to outline a plan of study — something to be kept at the elbow to steer by.”
Well this looks like fun. Go see if you’re out/up that way.
Visit Shannon Wheeler’s website for more info.
And even more info here
As mentioned not too long ago on Ink Spill, Paul Karasik will be speaking at Comic Arts Brooklyn this coming Saturday. Info here.
Here’s information on Art Spiegelman’s Retrospective at The Jewish Museum, opening tomorrow.