From Live Talks Los Angeles, this notice: On Thursday, April 30, Bruce Eric Kaplan (known to New Yorker cartoon afficiandos as BEK) will be in conversation with B.J. Novak, discussing Kaplan’s upcoming memoir, I Was A Child (Blue Rider Press), All the info here.
From Bob Mankoff’s newyorker.com blog, this video post: “Downtown is Looking Up,Up,Up” — a look at skyscraper cartoons from the New Yorker’s early years.
From Bob Eckstein’s Facebook post, this photo of he and Chris Ware at the Chicago Cultural Center’s film premiere of Hairy Who.
(photo by Meg Handler Photography)
From The Providence Journal, February 8, 2015, “RISD exhibit: Album covers were just another canvas for artists” — this story about a current exhibition of album cover art. The exhibit includes work by William Steig, Arnold Roth,and Edward Sorel.
( left: A Sorel album cover)
The New Yorker’s current cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff on Joe Farris, who passed away last week at the age of 90. “Joe Farris’s Top-Of-The- Line Cartoons”
Emily Flake has returned to the The Daily Cartoon. Last time around was the summer of 2013.
When you move, it’s always reassuring unboxing something you love from the old place and setting it down in the new place. In 1991 when The New Yorker left its long time offices at 25 West 43rd Street, the magazine brought along a number of office wall drawings by James Thurber. The drawings were carefully extricated from 25 West 43rd Street and eventually installed across the street at 20 West 43rd Street. These very same drawings were moved again when the magazine moved west to 4 Times Square in 1999.
In a tradition at The New Yorker that goes back to the magazine’s founding in 1925, cartoonists come in on Tuesdays to show their latest efforts to the cartoon editor. Greeting them this Tuesday — their first Tuesday at the new offices at One World Trade Center — were Thurber’s drawings, in a new neighborhood, in a new building, at a higher elevation, and installed on a new wall, but still, as Brendan Gill might’ve said, here at The New Yorker.
[photo courtesy of Liza Donnelly]