Two New Books of Interest; George Booth on his latest NYer cover; Drew Friedman on Harvey Kurtzman

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Classic Addams Original to be Auctioned; History Channel Club on Addams; The New Yorker Cartoons on Facebook

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.

 

Exhibit: John Norment

 

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