The Wednesday Watch: A New York Times Pauline Kael 100th Birthday Graphic Tribute; The Spectator’s Cartoon Editor On Political Cartoons (And Selling An Idea To The New Yorker 61 Years Ago); More Weirdo; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Farley Katz

________________________ A New York Times Pauline Kael 100th Birthday Graphic Tribute From The New York Times, June 19, 2019, “Happy Birthday, Pauline Kael, My Old Foe”  — this graphic piece by Nathan Gelgud. Ms. Kael began writing for The New Yorker in 1967. She retired in 1991. Additional birthday reading: “The Electrifying Critical Mind Of Pauline Kael” by David Remnick.

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More MoCCA Today (With Photos) & “My First MoCCA”; David Sipress On A 1969 Harvard Protest

More MoCCA Today At least three New Yorker cartoonist events scheduled today: Liana Finck in conversation with Gabrielle Bell; a “spotlight” on Mark Alan Stamaty; Emily Flake as part of a panel, “Narratives On Motherhood”; cover artist Ivan Brunetti in a panel on “Comics and the Teaching Artist” (right: Ms. Bell and Ms. Finck today. Courtesy of Stephen Nadler). And

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From The Dept. Of A Day Late And A Dollar Short: A Steinberg Panel In Brooklyn

An apology: I somehow completely missed this event that took place last night. Posting it here for the record. (My thanks to my New Yorker colleague Bob Eckstein for alerting me). At Brooklyn’s Powerhouse Arena, Book Launch: The Labyrinth by Saul Steinberg — Discussion With Liana Finck, Bill Kartalopoulos, Francoise Mouly, and Joel Smith The panel discussed the reprinting of

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William Hamilton’s Life on the Farm; Gil Roth Interviews Ben Katchor (again); Ken Krimstein to Bare All; A Case For Pencils’ Bill Kartalopoulos Interview

                        From The Lexington Herald Leader, October 28, 2016,    “Who Knew Famous New Yorker Cartoonist Lampooned City Life From a Kentucky Farm?”— this piece about the late great William Hamilton. (Above: A Collection of Mr. Hamilton’s cartoons from 1977) _______________________________________________________________________________ Here’s Gil Roth’s latest Virtual Memories podcast…this time

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