New Book: John Updike’s Early Years

    Just out from Jack De Bellis, John Updike’s Early Years (Lehigh University Press).  The author is responsible for a number of books on Updike, including a two volume bibliography as well as The John Updike Encyclopedia.  As Updike fans likely know, he was intent on being a cartoonist in his younger days.

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An Arno Anniversary

Peter Arno was born today in 1904.  To read more please go to New Yorker Cartoon Editor, Bob Mankoff’s blog on The New Yorker’s website, where you’ll find my Introduction to Arno’s biography, Mad At Something.

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A Year’s Work

  I’ve written before about the work folders I keep: subject folders, with headings such as Food, Dragons, Dogs, etc., but I don’t think I ever mentioned my other set: the monthly folders containing my day-to-day work.     Each monthly folder contains everything I worked on each day.  The saved pages contain a mixed bag of sentences, sentence fragments,

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Shanahan’s Daily; Roberts Mankoffed

  The New Yorker’s Daily Cartoonist now features Danny Shanahan. Also of interest,  Shanahan-wise, is his new Facebook page “Danny Shanahan — New Yorker Cartoonist.”  It’s only a few days old but is already nicely overflowing with cartoons and photographs.   Victoria Roberts new book, After the Fall has received two newyorker.com notices: What We’re Reading and New Yorker Cartoon

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