Victoria Roberts Pencilled; Attempted Bloggery on Cuneo’s Art; Seth’s Commencement Address; Philip Roth Jaywalking on West 79th St.

Jane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencils returns with a look at Victoria Roberts’ tools of the trade. See it here!

Ms. Roberts began contributing to The New Yorker in 1988.

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Attempted Bloggery on Cuneo’s Art

This week Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery looks at items acquired at the MoCCA Fest.  Today it’s John Cuneo‘s Not Waving But Drawing. Read it here. Above right: Mr. Cuneo’s most recent New Yorker cover.

Photo above: Mr. Cuneo in the foreground seated next to Anelle Miller, the Director of The Society of Illustrators.  In the back, from left to right: Cartoonist Felipe Galindo, Stephen Nadler, and cartoonist Marc Bilgrey  (photo courtesy of Liza Donnelly).

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Seth’s Commencement Address

From The Comics Journal, May 22, 2018, “Seth’s 2018 Center For Cartoon Studies Commencement Speech” — read the entire address here.

Seth began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002.

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A Split-Second Encounter With Philip Roth

Back in the Fall of 2014, driving on Columbus Avenue, I made a right turn onto West 79th Street. As my wife and I once had an apartment on 79th I often made a point of driving past the address on the way back upstate. For some reason on this particular day, after rounding the corner, and well short of our old apartment building, I immediately pulled over on the north side of the street and illegally parked for a moment. Just then a taxi pulled right in front of me, and parked. The right side back door of the taxi opened and a fellow holding a cane gingerly got out. He started to make his way to the rear of the cab and then began to negotiate between the cab’s rear bumper and my front bumper. I wanted the guy to know I wasn’t going to move my car while he was there — a simple courtesy — so I looked right at him, and he looked right at me (I suppose to make sure I wasn’t going to move my car): it was Philip Roth. I waited til he’d crossed diagonally southwest on 79th before taking the picture you see above.  A nice split-second encounter with a favorite writer. 

 

 

The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor on Kanye and the Caption Contest; Commencement Speaker of Interest: Seth; A Favorite Blog; A New Yorker Cover Artist of Interest: Cannaday Chapman

The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor on Kanye and The Caption Contest

Read what Emma Allen, the New Yorker‘s cartoon editor has to say about the Kanye Caption Contest thing going on.

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Commencement Speaker of Interest: Seth

All the info on the poster above and some more here.

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A Spill Fave Blog: A New Yorker State of Mind: Reading Every Issue of The New Yorker

Time well spent reading this blog.   Above: one of Rose Silver’s seven New Yorker covers.

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Illustrator / New Yorker Cover Artist of Interest: Cannaday Chapman

From Cleveland Magazine, April 25, 2018, “Local Artist Talks About His Work With The New Yorker”

 

 

 

New Yorker Pokes Fun; Hoff Week Continues; Sikoryak Heads North to The Center for Cartoon Studies

Last Tuesday’s Daily Cartoon (by Jeremy Nguyen) gets some attention: “New Yorker Pokes Fun at Donald Trump with Google Culture and Arts App”

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Hoff Week Continues at Attempted Bloggery

Further obscure Hoff courtesy of Attempted Bloggery. Check it out here!

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R. Sikoryak Next Visiting Artist at Center for Cartoon Studies

The New Yorker cover artist heads north to Vermont’s CCS. (Not much) info here.

Paul Karasik Delivers Commencement Speech at the Center For Cartoon Studies; CBS This Morning Podcast: Liza Donnelly Talks About Live-Drawing at The White House; Attempted Bloggery Spotlights An Obscure New Yorker Cartoonist

From Vermont’s Valley News, May 13, 2017, “‘It’s OK to Flounder’: Paul Karasik Advises CCS Grads” — this piece on Mr. Karasik’s commencement speech delivered to the Center for Cartoon Studies  11th graduating class.

Link here to Paul Karasik’s New Yorker work.

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Here’s a CBS News podcast, “Drawing At The White House”  featuring Liza Donnelly talking about her recent experience live drawing at The White House for CBS This Morning. (Ms. Donnelly is the CBS News Resident Cartoonist).

Link here to Ms. Donnelly’s website (where you’ll find links to her New Yorker work).

left: Ms. Donnelly on the White House lawn

 

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Attempted Bloggery has thrown its spotlight on a somewhat obscure (very obscure?) New Yorker cartoonist, William Von Riegen. Read the AB  post here. 

left: a Von Riegen New Yorker drawing in the issue of November 12, 1938. 

Roz Chast to Speak at Manhattanville College; Paul Karasik to Deliver Commencement Address at the Center for Cartoon Studies; Reminder: Pen Panel with Finck, Donnelly, Chast, Suprani & Flake

Roz Chast will speak at a Manhattanville College graphic novel workshop on May 13th. All the details here. 

 

 

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And on that very same day, Paul Karasik will deliver the commencement address at the Center for Cartoon Studies. 

Details here.

 

 

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A reminder about tomorrow’s PEN World Voices panel, “Women in Ink”

From the PEN site:

Women in Ink: The New Yorker’s Liza Donnelly brings together cartoonists Roz Chast, Liana Finck and Emily Flake to talk about the unique challenges of succeeding in a traditionally male-dominated field. (Dixon Place; Saturday, May 6)

Details here.