This coming October, Fantagraphics will publish Naked Cartoonists: Drawers Drawing Themselves Without Drawers. Gary Groth has edited the collection of self portraits that includes work by Lee Lorenz, George Booth, Eldon Dedini, Mike Twohy, Sam Gross, Gahan Wilson and Arnie Levin. Amazon offers a look inside the book, including a full list of contributors
And available right now is Raconteur #2, the work of Mike Lynch, David Jacobson, John Klossner, and Jeff Pert. See Mike Lynch’s site for ordering information.
From Criminalelement.com, this excerpt from Peter Steiner’s latest, The Resistance (Minotaur Books, publication date: August 21, 2012)
From Market Watch, July 17, 2012, “Featured Cartoonist with The New Yorker Publishes with Lulu.com” — this post on Mick Stevens new ebook, I Really Should Be Drawing / The Blook
And…the latest in Peter Steiner’s Louis Morgon series, The Resistance: A Thriller, is due out from Macmillan, August 21st.
Also…Victoria Roberts has a novel, After the Fall, coming out in November.
From Speaker System, “10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said” (W. W. Norton & Co.) This new book by Charles Wheelan is illustrated by the one and only Peter Steiner. Visit your neighborhood online book seller for a peek inside.
From newyorker.com, June 1, 2012, “Ed Koren Arrives” — Mark Singer on Mr. Koren’s 50th anniversary at The New Yorker. (a slideshow accompanies the post).
From Omnicomic, May 31, 2012, “MoCCA Gets a Miami Makeover” Aline Kominsky-Crumb collaborates with Dominique Sapel (exhibit opens June 14th).
From Fiction Writers Review, June 1, 2012, “The Flyleaf” — with an inaugural cartoon by Tom Toro
From Costume Direct, some semi-familiar garb
From The Huffington Post, May 31, 2012, “Should Science Crack the Humor Code?” (with Steinberg content)
From Tall Tale Radio, May 24, 2012, this audio interview with Liza Donnelly
From newyorker.com., May 31, 2012, “In Dreams Begin Cartoons” — Bob Mankoff (with a little help from Sam Cobean, Robert Leighton, Joe Dator, and Kaamran Hafeez ) explores the relationship between zzzzzs and cartoons.
Peter Steiner’s blog, Hopeless But Not Serious is back! See it here.
Over at The Comics Journal the tributes to Maurice Sendak are pouring in.
Sendak, who passed away this past Tuesday at age 83, contributed one cover to The New Yorker, and in the same issue (September 27, 1993) contributed a two page spread, In The Dumps, co-written/drawn with Art Spiegelman. Mr. Sendak also contributed a Storyboard to the issue of January 18, 1993.
And…check out Liza Donnelly’s Forbes column on Mother’s Day, and while you’re there, scroll down for her take on the Time Magazine cover making news.
From Mick Stevens’ site mickstevens.com, October 24, 2011, this illustrated song
And a reminder that Peter Steiner has a brand new blog, Hopeless but not Serious, wherein he posts daily energetic graphic swipes at politics, politicians, etc..
Finally: The 15th annual New Yorker Cartoon Issue hits the stands today. It features a wonderful cover by George Booth, and includes color work by the likes of Mark Alan Stamaty, Emily Flake, Zach Kanin, and Roz Chast. There’s a b&w spread of work by the late Leo Cullum, and The Funnies, where you’ll find drawings by Jack Ziegler, Lee Lorenz, Bruce Eric Kaplan, and more. There’re a handful of cartoonists sprinkled among the ads as well (Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Danny Shanahan, and Liza Donnelly).
In February of 1991 when The New Yorker offices moved from 25 West 43rd Street across the street to 20 West 43rd, some housecleaning was in order.
Some of the objects that once sat in the Art Department couldn’t make the move due to space considerations. Among the few generously donated to our collection was this oddity: a large wooden platter, signed by a handful of cartoonists as well as by Anne Hall, who for decades was Assistant to the magazine’s Art Editor, Lee Lorenz.
Part of the signed platter’s charm is its scarcity of signatures. Considering how many cartoonists came and went through the Art department every week, one would think the platter would be full.