Be sure to mark Wednesday, June 29th on your calendar for this event. Pre-register here using the code you see at the bottom of the poster and you’ll save $.
Barbara Smaller, Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Liana Finck and Liza Donnelly will be in conversation about all things New Yorker cartoonish. Don’t miss!
Hot on the heels of Liza Donnelly‘s historic appearance live Tweet-drawing at this years Oscars Awards (she was the first cartoonist ever invited to draw at that event) Ms. Donnelly has announced on Twitter that she will be live Tweet-drawing at the Tony Awards (held this year at the Beacon Theater).
R.C. Harvey has returned with another piece about Playboy‘s abandonment of cartoons. Interesting reading right here.
Luckily for us, Attempted Bloggery has gone out of its way to give us a look at a number of obscure Peter Arno drawings. Link here to see some of what Arno contributed to College Humor.
From The Comics Journal, May 18, 2016, this lengthy informative piece by Paul Tumey, “The Screwball Comics of Gus Mager: Hippos, Monks and Sherlock Holmes” — Read it here.
Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z entry for Gus Mager:
Born, 1878, Newark, New Jersey. Died, July 17, 1956, Murrysville, Penn.
New Yorker work: 5 cartoons, March – July of 1925. It should be noted that a character named “Groucho” in Mr. Mager’s “Monk Family” comic strip was the inspiration for Julius Marx’s stage name, “Groucho.” Read more about it here
Pat Byrnes joins the ever expanding list of New Yorker cartoonists sharing their tools of the trade on Jane Mattimoe’s blog, A Case For Pencils. See Mr. Byrnes entry here.
From Distinction, May 14, 2016: “In Their Own Words: Kim Warp” — this short piece, mostly, as befits the title, in Ms.Warp’s own words.
[Photo: Jessica Shea]