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, 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: