Flake’s “Mama Tried” on IFC ‘s 2018 Slate of Projects
From Deadline Hollywood, July 29, 2017, “IFC Sets 2018 Slate…” — in a list of projects following this sentence:
IFC has given episodic script orders to the following projects:
A show about the seamy underbelly of new motherhood, Mama Triedfollows the struggles (and occasional triumphs) of Liz Callahan who’s finding that she could care less about being a “super-mom”- she just wants to survive. Mama Tried weaves Emily Flake’s darkly funny animation to help bring to life all of motherhood’s graphic, and sometimes gruesome, realness. Written by Emily Wilson (Cougar Town, Superior Donuts) and animated by and based on the graphic novel by Emily Flake, executive produced by Jax Media (Full Frontal, Broad City, Search Party).
Ms. Flake was a recent subject of the Spill’s “Checking In With…” series. Read it here.
Books of Interest: Seth, Ben Katchor
Never too early to think about upcoming books. Both of these are University Press of Mississippi titles. Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory – (the paperback edition; the hardcover was published in 2016) — this edition comes out in December. Seth has been a New Yorker contributor since 2002.
Ben Katchor: Conversations due in February of 2018. Mr. Katchor began contributing to The New Yorker in 1994.
Advertising Work by New Yorker Cartoonists, Part 7: Charles Saxon
A June 8, 1980 New York Times article, “The New Yorker’s Humor Merchants” lead off with this: Charles Saxon, a cartoonist for The New Yorker for the last 25 years, has a problem. So many companies have been buying his drawings for their ads that last year he was able to do only 15 cartoons for the magazine, half his usual total. “I was just swamped with ad assignments and my New Yorker work suffered,” he said. “This year, I’m setting aside more time for the magazine which I consider my home home and where I can really express myself.”
It is true that, back then, ads using Saxon drawings seemed to be everywhere. Here’s the very tip of the iceberg, courtesy of SPX’s Executive Director, Warren Bernard, who spent a great deal of time and effort collecting ads featuring New Yorker cartoonists (and then allowed Ink Spill to reap the rewards). Dates for ads: Polaroid, 1969; Chivas Regal,1981; Jacuzzi, 1979; IBM, 1963
Here’s Mr. Saxon’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:
Charles Saxon (self portrait above left from Best Cartoons of the Year 1947) Born in Brooklyn, Nov 13, 1920, died in Stamford, Conn., Dec 6, 1988. New Yorker work: 1943 – 1991 (2 drawings published posthumously). Key collection: One Man’s Fancy ( Dodd, Mead, 1977).