Fifty Years Earlier

As a cartoonist it’s (mostly) all about what’s next; this may explain why I sometimes like to take a breather and think about what was.  Still in a celebratory mode because of The New Yorker’s 86th anniversary, I went to my collection of anniversary issues and pulled out the issue from fifty years ago, dated February 18, 1961.   Thought I’d

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Welcome back Tilley; Paul Karasik on the 2011 Angouleme Comics Festival; Al Hirschfeld’s Pink Townhouse for sale

It’s great to see Eustace Tilley has returned to The New Yorker’s cover in  celebration of the magazine’s 86th birthday ( he made cameo appearances last year by way of Chris Ware, Adrian Tomine, Dan Clowes, and Ivan Brunetti ).  Click here to see “Tilley Over Time,” a piece contributed to The New Yorker’s blog in February of 2008 (above

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Time Capsule

Staring me in the face as I sit at my desk is a wooden Cuban cigar box, stamped “Ramone Allones Trumps.” I began using it as a filing system back in the late 1970s when  I moved to Manhattan and began taking this whole business of becoming a New Yorker cartoonist very seriously.  Each week, on a 5×7” index card,

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In Search of…Al Kaufman, Pt.2

Back in December of 2009 I posted “In Search of…Al Kaufman” in an effort to find out more about the cartoonist.  Other than a few facts sprinkled in a short piece published by The Saturday Evening Post in 1961, and his magazine work in a number of publications I was hard pressed to find any information about Mr. Kaufman.  I

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