Speaking: Bob Mankoff, Adrian Tomine; Video Preview: Roz Chast on bearing witness

From Virginia’s Washington & Lee University, April 17, 2013, “New Yorker Cartoon Editor to Speak at W&L”— link includes a caption contest designed by Bob Mankoff specifically for the Washington & Lee community (His talk is May 9, 2013).   From the North Adams (Massachusetts) Transcript, April 19, 2013, “Cartoonist, illustrator to speak at WCMA” — Adrian Tomine will be

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New Yorker Caption Contest Documentary in the Works

Filming has begun on Made Funny, a documentary web series about The New Yorker’s caption contest.  Davis Chambers, who is producing and directing, tells Ink Spill that he’s  been “working hard at finding caption contest winners and academics to contribute to the project.” New Yorker cartoonists Bob Eckstein, David Sipress and Joe Dator  have sat in front of the cameras

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A Sorel Mural coming to Chicago

  From chicagobusiness.com, April 15, 2013, “Witty Cartoonist Ed Sorel has eye on Chicago”  There are plans afoot for a Sorel mural in a Chicago restaurant (Below: Sorel’s  April 15, 2013 New Yorker cover ).        And… a couple of links to pieces concerning Edward Sorel’s famed mural at NYC’s  Waverly Inn: “Monkeying Around With Edward Sorel” (a

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Book of Interest: Punch Cartoons in Color

  Coming in October, The Best of Punch Cartoons in Colour. From the publisher’s description: Punch‘s move into color illustrations early in the 20th century is now all but unknown. The magnificent results are shown in this collection with hundreds of stunning cartoons from the 1920 through 1992. Showcased here are exquisite illustrations from E. H. Shepard, Art Deco masterpieces from Fougasse, and the eccentrically whimsical creations

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