Cats get their due: Big New Yorker Book of Cats out in October; Gehr’s “Know Your New Yorker Cartoonist” interviews collected in book form

Following in the paw prints of The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs is The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (Random House, October 1, 2013). Anthony Lane, Calvin Trillin and M.F.K. Fisher are listed as among the contributors. And of course, there’ll be cartoons.   We’ll have to wait a while — til December, to be exact, for Richard

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Eskenazi Laments; Marchetto’s ‘Cancer Vixen’ HBO project moves ahead; Wheeler & SXSW & Grumpy Cat

From newyorker.com, March 13, 2013, “Farewell Fung Wah” this video by Marc Philippe Eskenazi, wearing one of his many hats (he’s also a stand-up comedian, a New Yorker cartoonist, and an assistant cartoon editor at the magazine). Mr. Eskenazi sets his tune to Bob Dylan’s 1965 song, “Farewell Angelina” (found on Sony’s 1991 release,  Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series, Vol.2)

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Addams collected; Steinberg re-connected; Tom Toro’s Attack

From Stephen Nadler’s blog, Attempted Bloggery, March 11, 2013, “The Charles Addams Catalogue Raisonne” — this highly interesting post about the Addams Foundation’s plan to catalog all of Addams’ work.   From Artnews, “America, the Great Colossal Collage: Saul Steinberg’s Forgotten Masterpiece” — yet another very interesting post — this one concerning a huge Steinberg mural reassembled for the first

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Interviews: Barsotti, Donnelly; Warp on Her Endowed Oscar; Brains and Cartoons

From The Comics Journal, March 7, 2013, the latest installment of Richard Gehr’s “Know Your New Yorker Cartoonist”: Charles Barsotti And: An interview with Liza Donnelly as part of Judy Clement Wall’s Creativity Interviews, March 7, 2013.   From newyorker.com, two cartoonist-centered  pieces: Bob Mankoff’s blog features Kim Warp talking about her Oscar themed drawing  in the current issue of

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