From the Burlington Free Press, June 4, 2012, “Minimalist Burlington home featured on tour” — this piece on the Vermont home of Harry Bliss
From The Comics Journal, June 4, 2012, “Chicago: Comics on the Make” – a look back at the recent once-in-a-lifetime comics event
From Speaker System, “10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said” (W. W. Norton & Co.) This new book by Charles Wheelan is illustrated by the one and only Peter Steiner. Visit your neighborhood online book seller for a peek inside.
From newyorker.com, June 1, 2012, “Ed Koren Arrives” — Mark Singer on Mr. Koren’s 50th anniversary at The New Yorker. (a slideshow accompanies the post).
From Omnicomic, May 31, 2012, “MoCCA Gets a Miami Makeover” Aline Kominsky-Crumb collaborates with Dominique Sapel (exhibit opens June 14th).
From Fiction Writers Review, June 1, 2012, “The Flyleaf” — with an inaugural cartoon by Tom Toro
From Costume Direct, some semi-familiar garb
From The Huffington Post, May 31, 2012, “Should Science Crack the Humor Code?” (with Steinberg content)
From Tall Tale Radio, May 24, 2012, this audio interview with Liza Donnelly
From newyorker.com., May 31, 2012, “In Dreams Begin Cartoons” — Bob Mankoff (with a little help from Sam Cobean, Robert Leighton, Joe Dator, and Kaamran Hafeez ) explores the relationship between zzzzzs and cartoons.
Four single panel cartoonists decide to try a longer form, and the result is Raconteur #1. A sneak preview can be found here on Mike Lynch’s blog. (cover above by John Klossner)
The 2012 National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award winners named last night included New Yorker contributors Edward Sorel, Ben Katchor, and Zach Kanin. For a list of all the winners, go here to the NCS site. Congratulations!
Here’re three more items that will soon be added to the Attic.
Above: A Sam Cobean handkerchief. Other than Thurber I can’t think of another of the magazine’s cartoonists who was more fond of delving into the whole man/woman thing.
This Timex watch with an Al Ross drawing on its face is not very old, but it’s interesting. Danny Shanahan donated this to the Attic a few years ago. I hadn’t opened the box in awhile and when I did, the watch was still ticking.
A box of Peter Arno cocktail napkins. When I began working on Arno’s biography, I bought nearly everything I came across that had anything to do with Arno.