This obit, “Bill Blackbeard, Champion of Comic Strips, Dies at 84” from The New York Times, April 29, 2011.
The second(?) of The Comics Journal’s “Know Your New Yorker Cartoonist” series : this interview with Gahan Wilson , “Gahan Wilson and the Comedy of the Weird,” posted April 27, 2011.
A sure-to-please event at The Strand Bookstore ( 828 Broadway, 2nd Fl.) May 3, 2011, 7 pm — 8 pm, celebrating the winner of the 2011 Eustace Tilley contest and launch of The New Yorker’s Strand tote bag. Francoise Mouly the magazine’s Art Editor, will moderate a panel discussion with George Booth, Roz Chast, Maira Kalman, and Adrian Tomine. Other New Yorker artists and cartoonists will be in attendance to sign books.
Funny Business, a film focusing on a dozen New Yorker cartoonists will air on PBS Channel 13 ( NY/metro area) May 5, 2011. Details, and still photos here
Here’s a great video about the life of long time New Yorker cover artist and cartoonist C.E.M. (Charles E. Martin).