June 29th: Four New Yorker Cartoonists in Conversation at The Museum of The City of New York: Barbara Smaller, Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Liana Finck & Liza Donnelly














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!

Liza Donnelly to Live Tweet Draw Tony Awards; More About Playboy’s Cartoons…And Lack Of

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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.

Gus Mager Gets His Due; Pat Byrnes Pencilled

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


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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.