5 Questions for Roz Chast; Bloomingdale’s Cartoon Collection; Further news of The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) & The Society of Illustrators

From The Horn Book, August 2, 2012, “Five Questions for Roz Chast”


From American Enterprise, August 9, 2012, “Seeing artistry in Alfred Bloomingdale’s Cartoon Collection”


From The Comics Journal (TCJ), August 9, 2012, Michael Dean continues his fine coverage with “MoCCA Gets a New Lease on Life at Society of Illustrators”

Booksellers post Big New Yorker Book of Dogs cover


Thurber fans will certainly enjoy the cover and content of the upcoming Big New Yorker Book of Dogs now posted online at your favorite mega-bookseller site.  The 416 page hardcover book is due October 30, 2012 (Random House).

The online description reads, in part:

This copious collection, beautifully illustrated in full color, features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover art, drafts, and drawings from the magazine’s archives. The roster of contributors includes John Cheever, Susan Orlean, Roddy Doyle, Ian Frazier, Arthur Miller, John Updike, Roald Dahl, E. B. White, A. J. Liebling, Alexandra Fuller, Jerome Groopman, Jeffrey Toobin, Richard Russo, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Ogden Nash, Donald Barthelme, Jonathan Lethem, Mark Strand, Anne Sexton, and Cathleen Schine. Complete with a Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell and a new essay by Adam Gopnik on the immortal canines of James Thurber, this gorgeous keepsake is a gift to dog lovers everywhere from the greatest magazine in the world.