Due this October From University Press of Mississippi, Peter Kuper: Conversations.
From the publisher’s description:
Along with two dozen images, this volume features ten lively, informative interviews with Kuper, including a career-spanning lengthy new interview. The book also includes a quartet of revealing interviews with underground comix legends Robert Crumb and Vaughn Bode, Mad magazine publisher William Gaines, and Jack Kirby, co-creator of mainstream superheroes from the Avengers to the Fantastic Four. These interviews were conducted by Kuper and fellow artist Seth Tobocman in the early 1970s, when they were teenagers.
From Mr. Kuper’s “New Yorker Cartoonist A-Z” entry on Ink Spill:
Peter Kuper Born, 1958, Summit, New Jersey. NYer work: June 6, 2011 – . Website: peterkuper.com And for more biographical information, visit his Wikipedia page.
Here’s a fun read for a hot Saturday: a look at how The New Yorker uses Snapchat. The magazine’s Art Editor, Francoise Mouly is featured along with the Cartoon editor’s assistant, Colin Stokes.
Here’s a list of the Eisner Award winners announced at Comic-Con. Of note are several New Yorker contributors, including Adrian Tomine (for Best Short Story — “Killing and Dying”) and Peter Kuper, whose Ruins won in the category of Best Graphic Album — New. Congrats to all!
The New Yorker cartoonist (and snowman expert), Bob Eckstein recently told me about a blog, Virtual Memories loaded with interviews of cartoonists (as well as non-cartoonists). The section, “Comics & Cartooning” lists such interviewees as New Yorker contributors Sam Gross, Ben Katchor, Ivan Brunetti, M.K. Brown, Roz Chast, Peter Kuper and Jules Feiffer. Here’s a link. Enjoy!
Of Note: New Yorker cartoonist Alex Gregory has been nominated (along with Peter Huyck) for an Emmy in the category of Best Writing For a Comedy Series. Mr. Gregory writes for “Veep” …Congrats Alex!
Here’s a great photo of three New Yorker contributors known widely for their work outside of the New Yorker. From left to right: Peter Kuper, Jules Feiffer, and Art Spiegelman. All three were at the Queens Museum taking a look at “Bearing Witness”, an exhibit of William Gropper‘s work. Mr. Gropper was a New Yorker cartoonist also known for his work outside of the magazine. (photo courtesy of Mr. Kuper)
Link here to Peter Kuper’s website (if you go to the “What’s New” pencil on his site you’ll see his New Yorker work)
Jules Feiffer’s Wiki page
Art Spiegelman’s Wiki page
Ink Spill’s entry on its A-Z for Mr. Gropper:
William Gropper (Self portrait, above from The Business of Cartooning, 1939) Born, December 3, 1897, NYC. Died, January 6, 1977, Manhasset, NY. 1 drawing, April 11, 1942. Quote:”I owe a great deal to the east side of New York. I was hit on the head with a rock in a gangfight…that’s how I became an artist.” [Quote from catalogue, Meet the Artist, 1943]. For a brief bio of Gropper “the workingman’s protector” visit: http://specialcollections.wichita.edu/
Here’s the New York Times weighing in on the second issue of The American Bystander as well as another publication orbiting around The New Yorker, The Neu Jorker.
The late Charles Barsotti’s work can be found sprinkled throughout the Bystander as well as on its cover (and what a cover!). Also in the issue are a number of New Yorker cartoonists including Jack Ziegler, Liza Donnelly, Roz Chast, Ken Krimstein, Farley Katz, Peter Kuper, Mick Stevens, Shannon Wheeler, P.S. Mueller and Tom Toro.
Outside the Box, a retrospective exhibit of Peter Kuper‘s work will be shown at Scott Eder Gallery in Dumbo from June 16th – August 19th. All the details here (look at the events listings upper left on the gallery site).
[Above: Mr. Kuper’s drawing in the March 21, 2016 New Yorker]