Peter Steiner illustrates; Mark Singer on Edward Koren’s 50th anniversary; Aline-Kominsky Crumb @ MoCCA; Fiction Writers Review blog adds cartoons; Addams Family costumes; Science Cracking the Humor Code?; Audio interview: Liza Donnelly; Mankoff & Co. on dreamed cartoons

 

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.

From the Attic: Cobean, Ross, and Peter Arno

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.

 

 

Below:

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.

 

 

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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.