From juliawertz.com., January 23, 2012, “The Disbanding of Pizza Island” — this post on the end of the studio once home to the likes of Karen Sneider and Kate Beaton.
From AVClub.com, January 26, 2012, “Interview: Pete Holmes”
Two books of interest coming this year: The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker by Janet Groth (Algonquin Books, June 26, 2012) and Francoise Mouly’s Blown Covers: New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See (Abrams, April 30, 2012). For more details go to your favorite online book dealer’s site.
From newyorker.com, January 23, 2012, “Cover Story: George Booth Remembers Mawmaw”
From The Comics Journal, January 23, 2012, “Seriously Funny” which includes a must read appreciation of Harvey Kurtzman by Drew Friedman.
From Attempted Bloggery, January 18, 2012, “A Charles Addams Tearjerker” — this post concerning a classic Charles Addams original drawing (it appeared in The New Yorker, March 23, 1946) to be auctioned this March 1 -2.
From The History Channel Club, January 18, 2012, “Remembering Charles Addams”
Be sure to visit the The New Yorker Cartoons on Facebook. A fun place to visit as the weekend winds down.
From krishnkaushik.wordpress (Expletive Deleted), January 17, 2012 “The Cartoon Czar (Plans to Build a Moat) ; An amateur profile of Bob Mankoff, Cartoon Editor, The New Yorker”
From the San Antonio Express-News, January 18, 2012, “Cartoonist Farley Katz draws on absurdity”
New Puppy LA will exhibit work by the late John Norment, February 11 — March 11. Details here.
From his Ink Spill New Yorker Cartoonists A- Z entry:
Born, Lebanon, Tennessee, 1911. Died, Westport, Connecticut, 1988. New Yorker work: fourteen drawings and two covers, between 1969 and 1982. According to his website (run by his niece) Norment had a long, wide ranging career, working as assistant art director for Esquire, as an editor at Dell for their humor publications ( such as 1,000 Laughs, You’ve Gotta Be Joking), a World War 2 combat photographer-correspondent, a professional photographer, a painter, a writer and a vocalist. More information about his life and work can be found here: johnnorment.com/about.htm