Raconteur #7 is now available. And what is Raconteur you might ask? From the jacket:
Raconteur is a collection of true stories written and illustrated by cartoonists who usually specialize in other formats.
This issue features Mark Anderson, John Klossner, Mike Lynch, Rina Piccolo, and yours truly.
Having been a fan of the series from its beginning, I was thrilled when invited to participate in this number. My thanks to Mike Lynch and his fellow Raconteurs for including me.
Link here for more information, and how to order.
Here’s a little gem of a cartoon collection I found not long ago. Colliers had the very good habit of collecting cartoons that appeared in its pages. It’s A Gift!, published in 1947, includes work by New Yorker contributors John Ruge, Gardner Rea, Virgil Partch aka VIP, Hank Ketcham, Larry Reynolds, Garrett Price, and Barney Tobey. The editor, Gurney Williams, tells us in the book’s “Prelude” that each contributing cartoonist has written a little piece informing us what “he’d much rather do than draw funny pictures…”
Link here to Chris Wheeler’s wonderful site to see more Colliers cartoon collections.
From ladycollective.com, April 17, 2015, “Schoolin’ Life: Carolita Johnson” — this interview with Ms. Johnson
From publicradioeast.org, April 25, 2015, “Not My Job: New Yorker Cartoonist ‘BEK’ Gets Quizzed on Burger King”
— an audio interview with Bruce Eric Kaplan.
Attempted Bloggery continues its fascinating close-look series at The New Yorker’s earliest issues. Issue #10 (April 25, 1925) is now ready for your inspection.
From The Vermont Standard, April 23, 2015, “Cartoonist Harry Bliss to Speak at Library Gala”
Here’s a link to his website, and here’s a link to The New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank site where you’ll find more examples of his work.
From Print, April 21, 2015,“Forgotten Caricaturists Remembered”.
Steven Heller’s piece ties in to an event at the Society of Illustrators on May 6. Drew Friedman and Stephen Kroninger will present “12 Legendary Caricaturists You’ve, (probably), Never Heard Of.”
Above: Groucho & Harpo by New Yorker contributor, William Auerbach-Levy
Christopher Weyant has returned for a second run as The New Yorker’s Daily Cartoonist…Congrats to Roz Chast who has received a Heinz Award…Liza Donnelly has been live tweet-drawing the 3 day Women in the World Summit at NYC’s Lincoln Center. Tina Brown hosts. Check out Ms. Donnelly’s drawings on Twitter @lizadonnelly.