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The New Yorker‘s editor, David Remnick threw a Hello Goodbye party last night (Hello, Emma Allen, the magazine’s new cartoon editor; Goodbye, Bob Mankoff, the former cartoon editor). It was, by far, the largest gathering of New Yorker cartoonists since 1997, when forty-one gathered for an Arnold Newman group photo (it appeared in the magazine’s first cartoon issue, December 15, 1997). Here are a bunch of photos from the evening, courtesy of Liza Donnelly, the Spill‘s official photographer for the evening; additional photos by Sarah Booth, Marshall Hopkins, and Paul Karasik.
Photo above, l-r: Drew Dernavich, Sarah Booth, John Klossner, George Booth, Chad Darbyshire (back to camera), Matt Diffee, (New Yorker writer) Sarah Larson, Ken Krimstein, Bob Mankoff, Eric Lewis, Bob Eckstein
Chris Weyant (partially obscured), Farley Katz, unidentified, David Sipress, New Yorker writer Matt Dellinger (in checked shirt), Andy Friedman, Danny Shanahan. The group in the back: Drew Panckeri, Mitra Farmand, Sara Lautman, Kendra Allenby
George Booth and David Borchart
Joe Dator and Peter Kuper
Felipe Galindo and Carolita Johnson
John O’Brien and Bob Eckstein
Three former cartoon department assistants: Marshall Hopkins, Emily Votruba, and Andy Friedman (photo courtesy of Marshall Hopkins)
Chris Weyant and Paul Noth
Matt Dellinger with Stanley Ledbetter, and Matt Diffee (and way back by the window: Chad Darbyshire to the left, and Amy Hwang to the right)
P.C. Vey and Trevor Hoey
Sam Gross and Roz Chast
Charlie Hankin, Amy Hwang, Jeremy Nguyen (mostly obscured), Kendra Allenby, and Avi Steinberg
l-r: Felipe Galindo, Marshall Hopkins, Sam Gross, Mort Gerberg, and Ed Koren
Here’s an incomplete list of all the cartoonists who were there (if you were there and don’t appear on this list, please let me know)
Kendra Allenby, George Booth, David Borchart, Pat Byrnes, Chris Cater, Roz Chast, Joe Dator, Chad Darbyshire, Drew Dernavich, Matt Diffee, Liza Donnelly, Bob Eckstein, Mitra Farmand, Liana Finck, Emily Flake, Andy Friedman (aka Larry Hat), Felipe Galindo(aka feggo), Mort Gerberg, Sam Gross, Charlie Hankin, Marshall Hopkins, Amy Hwang, Edward Koren, Trevor Hoey, Carolita Johnson, Paul Karasik, Farley Katz, Jason Adam Katzenstein, Lars Kenseth, John Klossner, Ken Krimstein, Peter Kuper, Amy Kurzweil, Sara Lautman, Robert Leighton, Eric Lewis, Bob Mankoff, Sam Marlow, Michael Maslin, Paul Noth, Jeremy Nguyen, John O’Brien, Drew Panckeri, Corey Pandolph, Ellis Rosen, Jennifer Saura, Ben Schwartz, Danny Shanahan, David Sipress, Avi Steinberg, P.C. Vey, Kim Warp, Chris Weyant.
A recent New York Times article, “The Making of Virtually Real Art with Google’s Tilt Brush” (January 4, 2016) named just two of the New Yorker cartoonists who joined Bob Mankoff and Roz Chast in exploring, what the Times described as Google’s “virtual reality setup that allows people to paint with light….”
In the article we are told that “Bob Mankoff, Roz Chast and other cartoonists for The New Yorker have also checked it out…” and further down in the article: “Mr. Mankoff, the cartoon editor at the New Yorker, came up with some characteristically Mankoff-like 3-D drawings during the two days he spent using Tilt Brush with Ms. Chast and other colleagues at Google’s offices.”
The “other cartoonists”(“other colleagues”) were The New Yorker‘s Danny Shanahan, Emily Flake, Ben Schwartz, Farley Katz, and Liana Finck.
The New Yorker‘s cartoon assistant, Colin Stokes took this wonderful photo at the magazine’s holiday party, Wednesday, December 14th of this year. Shown in the photo, left to right standing: Ben Schwartz, Harry Bliss, Joe Dator, Emily Flake, Amy Hwang, and Drew Dernavich. Kneeling, Corey Pandolph.
(photo courtesy of Colin Stokes)
Visit the New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank to see work by these artists.
Once or twice a year New Yorker cartoonists gather to do something other than show their work. Yesterday was one of those days — the annual holiday party (which includes all of the editorial staff, not just the artists). In years past the party has been mostly out-of house; this year it was in-house. Too-many-to-count boxes of pizza were spread out on long tables. Bottles of wine and large bottles (jugs?) of beer were here and there on other tables in a hallway and adjoining conference room. The place was packed. The magazine’s editor, David Remnick was spotted wending his way through the throng, slice of pizza in hand.
A small framed copy of the cover of the magazine’s first issue hung in one of the hallways as well as a number of blow-ups of New Yorker covers. A good number of cartoons lined the walls (some framed, some greatly enlarged). Was happy to see that Peter Arno’s “Well, back to the old drawing board!” continues to reside among the framed pieces. I paused to spend some time with the wonderful Thurber drawings, lovingly installed in these new digs.
Among the cartoonists present were Sam Gross, Joe Dator, Christopher Weyant, Robert Leighton, Liza Donnelly, Emily Flake, Edward Steed, Corey Pandolf, Bob Eckstein, Amy Hwang, Harry Bliss, Jason Adam Katzenstein, John O’Brien, Felipe Galindo (aka feggo), Drew Dernavich, Ben Schwartz, David Borchart, Mort Gerberg, and David Sipress.
A splendid time was had by all!