Podcast of Interest: Liza Donnelly with Susan Orlean and Sarah Thyre
Liza Donnelly visits writer, Susan Orlean and actress, Sarah Thyre. Hear it here.
Update: MAD Panelists at “Satire and the City” Cartoon Festival
As promised in yesterday’s post about the upcoming Association of American Editorial Cartoonists “Satire and the City” Cartoon Festival, here are the MAD magazine panelists scheduled to appear:
John Ficarra, Senior VP & Executive Editor, a MAD staffer since 1980, co-editor (with Nick Meglin) 1985-2004, editor-in-chief 2004-present
Joe Raiola and Charlie Kadau, Senior Editors, MAD staffers since 1985
Al Jaffee, MAD contributor since 1955, creator of the Fold-In and Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions, Guiness World Record holder, “Longest Career as a Comic Artist”
Moderator, Sam Viviano, VP—Art & Design, MAD contributor since 1981, art director 1999-present.
Latest New Yorker Cartoons Rated
Cartoon Companion’s Max and Simon had their work cut for them this week with nearly two dozen cartoons to inspect and examine. Among the dissected: a literary plumbing problem, Tinder behavior, Nambia located, and a Frankensteinian moment. Read it all here.
New Animated Addams Family Planned
According to this report the creepy and kooky and altogether ooky “Addams Family” will return to delight us.
The Tilley Watch Online
I was at a table of New Yorker cartoonists some months back when the conversation turned to the future of the print magazine. Someone asked me what I thought and I (jokingly) said, “Two years left at most” — it was a rock in a pond moment; my table mates eyes grew wide, their bodies shifted anxiously. I don’t really think print is close to dead, and I don’t really believe the print version of The New Yorker will cease in two years, but I do believe that online is where the action increasingly is. With that said, it only makes sense that the Spill pays closer attention to the New Yorker‘s online non-print features that involve — or sometimes involve — its cartoonists: The Cartoon Lounge, The Daily Cartoon, Daily Shouts and other features (video, podcasts, etc.). Not all of these features will be noted daily. Fickleness rules here.
And so off we go …
And here’s a clip of Andy Borowitz
doing some stand-up (Mr. Borowitz isn’t a cartoonist, but his work seems, at times, ever-so-close to captionville — that’s a compliment).
: Recent posts include Farley Katz
on pumpkins and Lars Kenseth
on Roomba Error Codes. See the pieces here