Liza Donnelly to Tweet Draw Sochi Opening Ceremony




Liza Donnelly, who has been tweet drawing various high profile events of late, including the Grammys (see illustration to the left), The Golden Globes (seen on her website), The State of the Union Address, etc., will be on the job tonight during the Olympic opening ceremony.  Her work will be gathered on The New Yorker‘s website here.


See some of Donnelly’s New Yorker work here.

Below is Donnelly’s Ink SpillNew Yorker Cartoonists A-Z” entry:










Liza Donnelly Born, Washington, D.C. NYer work: 1982 – Key book: Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons (Prometheus, 2005).  Edited: Mothers & Daughters ( Ballantine, 1993), Fathers & Sons ( Ballantine, 1994), Sex & Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Modern Love…in 200 Cartoons ( Twelve, 2008).  Co-authored with Michael Maslin:  Husbands & Wives ( Ballantine 1995),  Call Me When You Reach Nirvana ( Andrew & McMeel, 1995),  Cartoon Marriage ( with Michael Maslin) (Random House, 2009), When Do They Serve the Wine?( Chronicle, 2010).  Donnelly also wrote and illustrated a popular series of dinosaur books for children ( Dinosaur Day, Dinosaur Beach, Dinosaur Halloween, etc.) all published by Scholastic.  Website:

And Lorenz Makes it 17


As Ink Spill visitors know there’s a terrific exhibit currently running at the Westport Historical Society

celebrating 16 New Yorker cover artists who lived and worked in the Westport (Connecticut) area.  Dorothy Curran of the Westport Historical Society Exhibits Committee has sent this email to Ink Spill about an important addition to the exhibit:

As you know, there is no “Directory of Home Addresses since 1925 of New Yorker Cover Artists.” With Sarah Geraghty Herndon’s heads-up, we (Westport Historical Society Exhibits Committee) now realize that we have to add Lee Lorenz as a 17th cover artist.  Looks like he did 6 covers (1 in 1973, 2 in 1988 and 3 in 1989) within our time-frame and “about a dozen” overall. He had a Westport home (weekends only, at first) for many years…


Below is Ink Spill‘s “New Yorker Cartoonists A- Z” entry for Mr. Lorenz, who continues to brighten the pages of The New Yorker with his wonderfully energetic work.

Lee Lorenz ( Pictured above. Photograph taken 1995 by Liza Donnelly) Born 1932, Hackensack, NJ. Lorenz was the art editor of The New Yorker from 1973 to 1993 and its cartoon editor until 1997. During his tenure, a new wave of New Yorker cartoonists began appearing in the magazine — cartoonists who no longer depended on idea men. Cartoon collections: Here It Comes (Bobbs-Merrrill Co., Inc. 1968) ; Now Look What You’ve Done! (Pantheon, 1977) ; The Golden Age of Trash ( Chronicle Books, 1987); The Essential series, all published by Workman: : Booth (pub: 1998), Barsotti ( pub: 1998), Ziegler (pub: 2001), The Art of The New Yorker 1925 -1995, (Knopf, 1995), The World of William Steig (Artisan, 1998). NYer work: 1958 – .


Edward Koren is Vermont’s new Cartoonist Laureate; Science & Sidney Harris



koren-2001_11_12From Vermont Public Radio, February 3, 2014, “Ed Koren To Be Vermont’s Next Cartoonist Laureate”

See some of Edward Koren’s New Yorker work here.

Visit Edward Koren’s website here.



















From Scienceline, January 31, 2014, “Science Cartoonist Sidney Harris doesn’t draw ‘funny style'”


Link here to see Mr. Harris’s New Yorker work.