and Shannon Wheeler with Mr. Booth.
When The New Yorker moved downtown from midtown this past February, it was reassuring (and yes, exciting) to note that a fragment of Thurber illustrated wall from the magazine’s second home at 25 West 43rd Street went along for the ride and was promptly reinstalled.
Also exciting: the framed print of one of Peter Arno’s masterpieces, “Well, back to the old drawing board” that was once displayed on the 20th floor at 4 Times Square also traveled downtown to the 38th floor of 1 World Trade Center. (photo above courtesy of Liza Donnelly)
Here’s how Arnos drawing looked in the magazine the week it was published March 1, 1941.
Ink Spill’s Fave Photo of the Day (courtesy of Joe Dator):
Richard Gehr, author of I Only Read It For the Cartoons will speak at The New York Public Library on April 15th. The book is a collection of interviews with a bevy of the magazine’s artists including Sam Gross, Lee Lorenz, and Arnie Levin.
Bruce Eric Kaplan, (or BEK as New Yorker cartoon enthusiasts know him) will be appearing at The Rubin Museum April 15th in conversation with memory specialist Barry Gordon. All the information here
BEK’s latest book, I Was A Child: A Memoir, will be in bookstores April 14th.
This week, A Case For Pencils features the always entertaining Shannon Wheeler.