Mid-Week Round-Up

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Bob Mankoff, The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, has been busy lately, traveling hither and yon, leaving radio interviews, print interviews and articles in his wake. Here’s a sampling:

From swarthmore.edu, November 4, 2014, “Getting Serious About Funny Business: Robert Mankoff on Cartoons and  Psychology”

Radio interview, wabe.org, November 4, 2014, “Robert Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker”

From mlive. November 5, 2014, “The New Yorker’s cartoon editor Bob Mankoff talks about his funny job.”

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Roz Chast, who has been enjoying a Fall of accolades for her memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, has another: From poets.org, November 5, 2014, “Award-winning Cartoonist Roz Chast Selected by Chip Kidd to Design the Official National Poetry Month 2015 Poster”

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Scribner will publish, according to its own pr, “a book not for everyone”  by Matt DiffeeHand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People is due May 12, 2015.

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Finally, here’s a clip of the Bob Mankoff/Roz Chast conversation from the recent New Yorker Festival.

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Liam Walsh’s Children’s Book News

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A very good week for New Yorker cartoonists who have been working on book projects.  Earlier this week it was reported that Bob Eckstein sold a book based on his  bookstore series in The New Yorker, and today from the Publishers Weekly Rights Report news that Liam Walsh has sold a picture book, Fish. It’s expected in bookstores Fall 2016. [left: an unpublished drawing from Mr. Walsh’s website]

Link here to Mr. Walsh’s website.