From Paris Review, an excerpt of an essay by Roz Chast appearing in the book, Cats, Dogs, Men, Women, Ninnies, & Clowns: The Lost Art of William Steig
From the Smithsonian, this news of an exhibit, “Timely and Timeless: New Comic Art Acquisitions” ( included are works by Charles Addams, John Held, Jr., and Roz Chast)
newyorker.com has listed (on its Festival Wire — requires sign up) its entire schedule for this year’s New Yorker Festival (September 30, October 1 -2). Cartoon events include a talk by Roz Chast (who will also sign her new book) and the return of the Cartoon Caption Contest Game, with host, Bob Mankoff and judges, Emily Flake, Paul Noth and Zachary Kanin.
From the blog, Sonic Garden, August 24, 2011, “An Evening with Andy Friedman: Celebrated Cartoonist – turned-Country-Crooner” ( Friedman, aka Larry Hat, will be appearing at Cafe Volan in Asbury Park, NJ Monday, October 3, 2011 @ 8 pm)
From newyorker.com, August 26, 2011, The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff has posted “Cartoons for the Hurricane”
Also from newyorker.com, this diversion (from yours truly): “The Crossing” – a short Beatles-related post having nothing to do with New Yorker cartoons.
From The Ember, August 2011, “Oslo Davis on Drawn From Life” this interview with the editor of a newspaper supplement “showcasing Australia’s best illustrators” ( the newspaper released in conjunction with the 2011 Melbourne Writer’s Festival. New Yorker cartoonist content in the interview).