Fave Photo of the Month: George Booth, Paul Noth & Joe Dator

george-booth-paul-noth-joe-dator-nyc-sept-2016Here are three very fine fellows (left to right): George Booth, Paul Noth and Joe Dator.

The photo was taken by George’s daughter, Sarah Booth last week at a burger joint way way up on the east side of Manhattan. Missing from the photo, alas, is David Borchart, who left before the snapping began. My thanks to Sarah Booth for allowing me to post this.

Event of Note: Edward Sorel & Jules Feiffer in Conversation, Oct. 20th; More Spills: Al Frueh’s Studio and Paul Noth’s Book News

sorel_feifferCartoon gods Edward Sorel & Jules Feiffer will be in conversation on October 20th at the Parkway Central Library in Philadelphia.  Mark your calendar!  Details here.

Mr. Sorel’s latest book, Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936 is due this October while Mr. Feiffer’s latest, Cousin Joseph, is just out. Both are published by Liveright. 9781631490231_300

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More Spills Icon EditedPaul Noth has signed up for three books with Bloomsbury.  Writing on Facebook about the news, Mr. Noth said: “They’re my favorite thing I’ve ever done.”

And here’s what Publisher’s Weekly had to say:

 

 The illustrated adventure series features Happy Junior, a bearded 10-year-old who wants to be normal but can’t, thanks to his family, including his father, a brilliant inventor whose screwball products are trumpeted in TV infomercials, his five unusual sisters, and his despotic grandmother who has relegated the whole family to a basement corner of her grand estate. The first book in the series, How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens, will be published in winter 2018…

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And from out of left field, this real estate listing for a Greenwich Village townhouse (34 Perry Street) that includes a mention of Al Frueh, who had the first cartoon in the very first issue of The New Yorker.

*New Yorker Minutiae Recollection Award of the year goes to Stephen Nadler, who runs the wonderfully entertaining and informative Attempted Bloggery.  Stephen wrote to me after reading this post and pointed out that this very same studio  was mentioned in that very same inaugural issue under the heading In Our Midst. And here it is:

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From the realtor’s listing:”The fourth floor is exceptional. In 1924, it was transformed into a loft and artist studio by renowned New Yorker cartoonist Mr. Al Frueh with a raised roof and extraordinary large windows and north facing skylight across the entire frontage.”


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Video: Noth & Dernavich in Princeton; After the All-Trump Cartoon Issue… All-Kasich, All-Clinton, All-Cruz Cartoon Issues?

princeton drew paulHere’s a short video of Paul Noth and Drew Dernavich doing their thing at McCormick Hall in Princeton last Thursday.

Link here to Mr. Noth’s website

Link here to Mr. Dernavich’s website

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[Paul Noth on the left, and Drew Dernavich. All photos courtesy of Attempted Bloggery‘s Stephen Nadler]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tilley Watch...…By now, most everyone has had a week to absorb the all-Trump cartoon issue of The New Yorker (the issue of April 25th). There’s even a short video about it. Do we have all-Kasich, all-Clinton, all-Cruz cartoon issues in store for us in these last few months of campaigning?

Paul Noth & Drew Dernavitch Draw in Princeton; Marisa Acocella Marchetto Pencilled; A John Stanley Tribute; Pt.3 of Attempted Bloggery’s Arnoathon; What’s So Funny About New Yorker Cartoons, Computers & Understanding?

Paul & DrewPaul Noth and Drew Dernavitch will be drawing at Princeton on April 21st.  All the details here.  [photo: Paul Noth on the left, Mr. Dernavitch on the right]

Paul Noth’s website.

Drew Dernavitch’s website.

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Jane Mattimoe’s blog,  A Case For Pencils  continues with its impressive series of New Yorker cartoonists talking about their tools of the trade.  This week it’s Marisa Acocella Marchetto.

Ms. Marchetto’s website (and her latest book below)

 

 

 

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John Stanley photo

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From Comics Alliance, “Putting the ‘Comic’ in ‘Comic Book’: A Tribute to John Stanley” by Benito Ceren.  Mr. Stanley is a member of  Ink Spill‘s “One Club” (One Club membership is limited to cartoonists who had but one drawing in The New Yorker during their career). Mr. Stanley’s cartoon  — an eight panel captionless drawing — appeared in The New Yorker March 15, 1947.

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John Stanley in the 1940s: A Comics Bibliography by Frank M. Young

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Arno, CHumor pt. 3Attempted Bloggery continues its look at Peter Arno‘s work in College Humor.  Today’s post: the July 1937 issue.

 

 

 

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From CNET.com,March 23, 2016,   “How New Yorker Cartoons Could Teach Computers to Be Funny”

[screen grab of The New Yorker‘s Editor, David Remnick laughing at a cartoon]