Following in the paw prints of The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs is The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (Random House, October 1, 2013). Anthony Lane, Calvin Trillin and M.F.K. Fisher are listed as among the contributors. And of course, there’ll be cartoons.
We’ll have to wait a while — til December, to be exact, for Richard Gehr’s “Know Your New Yorker Cartoonist” series of interviews to be in book form. Amazon has recently listed Gehr’s For A Minute There It Suddenly All Made Sense!: Behind the Scenes with The New Yorker’s Most Brilliantly Twisted Cartoonists.
Published by New Harvest, the book has a pub date of December 3, 2013. From the publisher’s promotional material:
Gehr’s book features fascinating biographical profiles of such artists as Gahan Wilson, Sam Gross, Roz Chast, Lee Lorenz, and Edward Koren. Along with a dozen such profiles, Gehr provides a brief history of The New Yorker cartoon itself, touching on the lives and work of earlier illustrating wits—including Charles Addams, James Thurber, and William Steig.
From newyorker.com, February 25, 2013, “Cover Story: Roz Chast Appreciates Art” — this post with a slide show of Ms. Chast’s takes on a number of art themed New Yorker covers.
From Bob Mankoff’s blog @ newyorker.com, February 7, 2013, “Kvetch A Sketch” — Roz Chast, Mick Stevens, Liza Donnelly (whose drawing appears above) and Matt Diffee give the Etch A Sketch app a whirl.
From Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery, December 27, 2012, “New Yorker Cartoons at Auction” wherein Mr. Nadler fully examines an auction of New Yorker cartoons at The Morton Library in Rhinecliff, New York this past November.
From The Huffington Post, December 21, 2012, this online only collection of cartoons by Danny Shanahan and Liza Donnelly for Moms Clean Air Force.
From CTpost. com, December 18, 2012, “New Yorker artist’s work on view in Bethel”
–This post on long time New Yorker contributor, Joe Farris
From the blog, East Village, December 19, 2012, “Victoria Roberts Sketches at The Strand”
From Deadline Hollywood, December 14, 2012, “HBO Orders Comedy Pilot From Bruce Eric Kaplan, Jason Reitman And Lorne Michaels”
From cartoonbrew, December 14, 2012, “Popeye Comics Get Cool” — ( with Roz Chast content).
From The Stamford Advocate, December 20, 2012, “New Haven Biographer Examines Famed New Yorker Cartoonist” –This interview with Deirdre Bair, the author of Saul Steinberg: A Biography.
From Pace University, this interview with Ms. Bair. “Prof. Denning Interviews Bestselling /Biographer Deidre Bair” (the interview must be downloaded).
From The Observer, December 18, 2012, “The Life of The New Yorker’s Favorite Depressive is Drawn Out in New Bio”
From The Comics Reporter, December 3, 2012,
Arnoldo Franchioni, 1928 – 2012
A prolific cartoonist, whose work appeared in Mad, The New York Times and many many other newspapers and magazines, both here and abroad. He contributed two cartoons to The New Yorker (April 4, 1994 & May 27, 1996)
From Forbes.com, December 5, 2012,
“What’s Almost as Good as a New Puppy?”
Liza Donnelly reviews The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs (Random House).