Naked Cartoonists; Raconteur #2; An Excerpt from Peter Steiner’s latest book


This coming October, Fantagraphics will publish Naked Cartoonists: Drawers Drawing Themselves Without Drawers. Gary Groth has edited the collection of self portraits that includes work by Lee Lorenz, George Booth, Eldon Dedini, Mike Twohy, Sam Gross, Gahan Wilson and Arnie Levin.  Amazon offers a look inside the book, including a full list of contributors


And available right now is Raconteur #2, the work of Mike Lynch, David Jacobson, John Klossner, and Jeff Pert.  See Mike Lynch’s site for ordering information.


From, this excerpt from Peter Steiner’s latest, The Resistance (Minotaur Books, publication date: August 21, 2012)

Recent Cartoon Library Additions


Two recent additions to our Cartoon Library:

Above is a 1949 Dell paperback by the late great Whitney Darrow, Jr.,who died in 1999 at age 89. He began contributing to The New Yorker in 1933. I have a special affection for Mr. Darrow — my entry into The New Yorker way back in 1977 began with him executing one of my ideas (“Nothing will ever happen to you.”). I had a close encounter with him once at a New Yorker event thrown on West 14th Street in Manhattan at a place called Nell’s. Unfortunately, the music was so overwhelming it would’ve been impossible for us to have a conversation, so, in the best cartoonist fashion we stood with our backs to the wall, and watched the party.

Hold It, Florence! contains some material from two of Darrow’s cartoon collections, Please Pass the Hostess, and You’re Sitting on My Eyelashes! as well as some cartoons never before collected in book form.



And below is Strictly Doctors (Pocket Books, 1963) by another late great New Yorker cartoonist, Mischa Richter, who died at age 90 in 2001. He began contributing to The New Yorker in 1942. (I was thrilled when, in 1999, Mr. Richter agreed to an interview for my biography of Peter Arno).