A Shermund Mystery
Who doesn’t like a good cartoon mystery. Over on Attempted Bloggery you can read all about a Barbara Shermund drawing with an unknown publishing history. Read here.
And don’t forget that Ms. Shermund’s art is being celebrated at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
Liza Donnelly’s “How To Draw A Dog”
Liza Donnelly’s memoir-ish “How to Draw A Dog” has been posted on Medium. Read here.
Ms. Donnelly’s latest book (she did the illustrations) is Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are.
New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons Falls Below $40.00
Amazon now is listing the heavy red trope box at $39.72. Originally offered at $100.00, it’s now approaching the very outer range of stocking stuffer territory (but make sure it’s a heavy duty stocking).
Sara Lautman’s Maurice Sendak Origin Story
Read Sara Lautman‘s “What Haunted Maurice Sendak” here.
Ms. Lautman began contributing her cartoons to The New Yorker in March of 2016.
Carolita Johnson Talks Dogs With Liza Donnelly
In celebration of Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are (released yesterday…illustrated by Liza Donnelly) Carolita Johnson (above right) will join Ms. Donnelly at Brooklyn’s Books Are Magic, to discuss…well, dogs! Friday, November 2, from 7:30-8:00. More info here.
Ms. Johnson began contributing her cartoons to The New Yorker in 2003.
Ms. Donnelly’s first New Yorker cartoon appeared in 1982.
Out today from Flatiron, Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are, sold wherever books are sold. Profusely illustrated by Liza Donnelly.
Ms. Donnelly’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:
Liza Donnelly (pictured above) Born, Washington, D.C. New Yorker work: 1982 – Key book: Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons (Prometheus, 2005). Edited: Sex & Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Modern Love…in 200 Cartoons ((Twelve, 2008). Co-authored with Michael Maslin: Husbands & Wives (Ballantine 1995), Call Me When You Reach Nirvana ( Andrew & McMeel, 1995), Cartoon Marriage (with Michael Maslin) (Random House, 2009), When Do They Serve the Wine?( Chronicle, 2010). Women On Men (Narrative Library, 2013). Donnelly also wrote and illustrated a popular series of dinosaur books for children (Dinosaur Day, Dinosaur Beach, Dinosaur Halloween, etc.) all published by Scholastic. She is the CBS News Resident Cartoonist.
Coming this October from Flatiron Books, this fun book illustrated by Liza Donnelly. Here’s a photo of the first copy to arrive here at the Spill, along with a photo of Ms. Donnelly showing us the endpapers.