Decades ago, in the William Shawn era, New Yorker cartoonists celebrated the holidays in-house (specifically, in-department). They’d show up at the office and drink punch provided by the art editor Lee Lorenz and his assistant, Anne Hall. Cartoonists would sample rum balls brought in by their colleague, Henry Martin. During the Tina Brown years the holiday party went big time, when all departments went out-of-office and co-mingled in (mostly) downtown establishments. Coming full circle this year’s party for cartoonists came back home to the offices (yay!). Last night’s shindig was hosted by the cartoon editor, Emma Allen, and the assistant cartoon editor, Colin Stokes (and, shades of Henry Martin, cartoonist David Borchart even brought in some homemade cookies).
Ink Spill‘s official photographer for the evening, cartoonist Liza Donnelly attended the festivities, and captured the scene.
Below, left to right: Kendra Allenby, Ali Soloman, Farley Katz and Emma Allen.
Below: in the foreground, Robert Leighton (on the left) speaks with Ed Steed. In the back, left-to-right, with his back to the camera is Colin Stokes, Avi Steinberg (in the hat), and a partially obscured Ellis Rosen. Between Mr. Steinberg and Mr. Ellis is the fabulous Peter Arno New Yorker cover of June 5, 1954.
Below: a frieze of cartoonists. Will mention just a few: to the far left is Emma Hunsinger. To the far right, second in, is PC. Vey.
Below: Mort Gerberg (on the left) and George Booth.
Below, left-to-right: Avi Steinberg, Karen Sneider, Jason Adam Katzenstein, and, with her back to the camera, Gabrielle Bell.
Below: foreground, looking at the camera is Sophia Warren, then Robert Leighton, and (with eyepatch) Mort Gerberg. In the background: far left, is Ed Steed, then (with back to camera) David Sipress, Joe Dator (with scarf), and Kendra Allenby.
Below: on the far left is Joe Dator, and then Emily Flake and Marisa Acocella.
Below: a waving Jeremy Nguyen and Maggie Larson. Far left, in the back is Brendan Loper.
Below, left to right: George Booth, Liza Donnelly, and David Borchart (this photo courtesy of Mr. Borchart).
Below: Felipe Galindo and Drew Dernavich.
Below: The New Yorker‘s Jack-of-All Trades,Stanley Ledbetter, Johnny DiNapoli, Farley Katz, and Ellis Rosen.
Below, left to right: David Sipress and Ben Schwartz.
Below: Emma Allen and Farley Katz.
Below: the ever festive Rea Irvin type-faced logo!
— My thanks to Liza Donnelly, Colin Stokes, Emma Allen, and David Borchart for their assistance with this post.