From newyorker.com, November 18, 2015, Liza Donnelly‘s “Live-Drawing the Women of the New York Comedy Festival” — see the piece here
[left: Ms. Donnelly’s drawing of Yamaneika Saunders]
Liza Donnelly’s website.
Here’s a review via Animation Scoop of the brand new Cartoons For Victory by Warren Bernard (Executive Director of The Small Press Expo and co-author of Eisner nominated Drawing Power).
This a large format hard cover book, filled with beautifully reproduced art. A good number of New Yorker artists are represented including Charles Addams, Gardner Rea, Gregory d’Alessio, Gluyas Williams, Garrett Price, Helen Hokinson, John M. Price, Louis Jamme, Barbara Shermund, Perry Barlow, and more.
David Sipress discusses his tools of the trade and more on Jane Mattimoe’s A Case For Pencils blog. See it here.
Coming soon to the Society of Illustrators: Alternative Weekly Comics: The Exhibit, curated by Warren Bernard (Comics Historian and Executive Director of the Small Press Expo) and Bill Kartalopoulos (Series Editor, The Best American Comics). All the info here.
Coming from Fantagraphics in April of 2015: Cartoons for Victory by Warren Bernard. Foreward by Bob Dole
With its eye-catching cover reminiscent of the great Peter Arno collections of the 1940s and 1950s, this collection promises to be a must-have addition to any cartoon library (full disclosure: Mr. Bernard has contributed scans of rare book covers to Ink Spill‘s New Yorker Cartoonist Library).
From the publisher’s notes:
Superman, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and others helped fight World War II via comic books and strips, single-panel and editorial cartoons, and even ads. Cartoons for Victory showcases wartime work by cartoonists such as Charles Addams (The Addams Family), Harold Gray (Little Orphan Annie), Harvey Kurtzman (Mad magazine), Will Eisner, and many others. Most of the cartoons and comics in this book have not been seen since their first publication. Editor Bernard gathered them over years of unstinting research through private collections and the obscure holdings of public sources. This is the most comprehensive collection ever assembled of World War II–era cartoons, reflecting the indefatigable spirit of the time.