Show of Interest
If you’ve opened up the New Yorker to The Talk of The Town you’ve seen Tom Bachtell’s work. Now you can see the drawings in person at The Bower Center For the Arts .
Here’s a fine article about the exhibit and Mr. Bachtell.
Link here to Tom Bachtell’s website.
Whither MAD Magazine?
Every so often I post something that might seem out of the range of The Spill‘s concerns, but MAD magazine is very much a part of the New Yorker cartoonist universe. Many a New Yorker cartoonist will tell you that MAD was an early comic education and inspiration. What’s more, a number of New Yorker cartoonists contribute to MAD. So here’s a thoughtful piece focused on a rumor concerning MAD’s fate.
Roz Chast’s Tiny Shirts
This photo appeared on yesterday’s Spill . It shows Roz Chast (with the great Edward Koren looking on) working on a tiny paper shirt construction at Jack Ziegler’s memorial last Saturday. As promised, here are the shirts (they made their way out of The Society of Illustrators to The Spill‘s archives via the vest pocket of Danny Shanahan’s jacket).
Tom Bachtell, whose wonderful spot drawings are featured weekly in the New Yorker‘s Talk of The Town section is the subject of Jane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencils this week. Check it out here.
Liza Donnelly on drawing the new President (with a selection of her latest cartoons). See it here.
As long as the subject of New Yorker Spot artists has come up (with Mr. Bachtell’s work) here’s a little something from the Spill‘s archives: Suzanne Suba was one of the very few New Yorker spot artists to have her work collected in book form. Below is an example of her art from the lovely little (4″x5″) book titled, Spots by Suba: From The New Yorker (E.P. Dutton & Co. 1944). Ms. Suba passed away in 2012
From The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, “Exclusive Interview: Francoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman Resist!” — Resist will be distributed, free of charge, on the day of the Women’s March on Washington in these cities: Washington, D.C., New York City, Des Moines,, Portland, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. It includes work by comic artists from abroad and the United States, including a number of New Yorker artists.
From dnainfo, January, 13, 2017: “Artists Respond to Election in Hairpin Arts Center’s Newest Series” — New Yorker artist Tom Bachtell‘s work appears (among others) in this Chicago exhibit.
Coming soon to Vassar College’s James Palmer Gallery, “The World After January 20, 2017: Works By Contemporary Artists and Poets, February 2-16, 2017” — the exhibit features work by a number of artists (several New Yorker cartoonists are represented, including Liza Donnelly, and Peter Steiner)
Here’re a few recent pieces on the New Yorker‘s current cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff, as he ranges far and wide in support of his new book, How About Never — Is Never Good For You?
From The Boston Globe, April 15, “Editor Bob Mankoff on the evolution of New Yorker cartoons”
From The Buffalo News, April 15, 2014, “How About Never — Is Never Good For You?”
From the BBC, April 10, 2014, this piece with video, “New Yorker cartoons: Editor Bob Mankoff on what’s funny”
The New Yorker‘s Talk of Town section is illustrator Tom Bachtell’s playground, graphically speaking (Bachtell’s Philip Roth appears to the left). Here’s a recent interview with him as well as a video from 2011:
From Frail Friend, April 2014, “Big Interview — Tom Bachtell”
From newyorker.com, “Talking Pictures”
Link here to Tom Bachtell’s website.
This coming Friday, April 18, Liza Donnelly will be in conversation with Liana Finck at Brooklyn’s Book Court. The event celebrates the release of Ms. Finck’s new book, A Bintel Brief. Here’s all the information.
Link to Liza Donnelly’s New Yorker work.
Link to Liana Finck’s New Yorker work.
Above: A Sunday snapshot of my favorite bookshelf in the house.
From The Burlington Free Press, July 24, 2011, “Three Cartoonists Walk into a Room” — this account of a recent cartoonist panel consisting of Lee Lorenz, Edward Koren and Harry Bliss.
From Yellow Springs News, July 21, 2011, “A New Yorker cartoonist from Yellow Springs” — this profile of