The comic book historian — a pioneer in the field, Les Daniels has died. According to The New York Times obit, he was probably best known for Comix: A History of Comic Books in America. The Times obit (online) is worth seeking out.
From The Village Voice, “Washington DC Reboot” — this must-see slide show of some familiar characters rebooted by Ward Sutton. (Image above, from the slide show, courtesy of Ward Sutton).
From National Geographic, November 11, 2011, “A Soldier’s Sketchbook: From the Front Lines of World War II” — this piece on Joe Farris, with video.
From Nearsay, November 9, 2011, “Cartoons and Laughs with David Sipress” — this post concerning an upcoming event (Nov 12, 2011).
From Women’s Wear Daily, November 8, 2011, “The New Yorker Names Creative Director” — this post concerning the appointment of Wyatt Mitchell as “The New Yorker’s first -ever creative director.”
From St. Olaf News, November 8, 2011, “Successful Sketches” — this interview with Ward Sutton
From guidemehome2westchester, November 8, 2011, ” The New Yorker’s New York — Famous Cartoonists Share Their Love of New York & Their Art at The Katonah Museum of Art” — this post recapping the recent event featuring a panel including Roz Chast, Edward Sorel, Roxie Munro, and Rick Meyerowitz
From dscriber, November 5, 2011, this post from Liza Donnelly: “Cartoon Festival in France: Cartoonists Who Are Women”