Word has reached Ink Spill that the cartoonist Aaron Bacall has died at the age of 76. His obit here. According to The New Yorker‘s database, Mr Bacall’s work made one appearance in The New Yorker (the issue of October 20, 1997) The drawing appears to the left.
Below is Mr. Bacall’s self portrait he provided to Ink Spill a few years back.
“Live” New Yorker cartoons returned to NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” last night. This third installment in the series can be seen here. Seth Meyers is joined by Jerry Seinfeld and The New Yorker‘s editor, David Remnick, who provides commentary. Cartoons by Bruce Eric Kaplan, Alex Gregory, Mark Thompson, Tom Cheney, and Charlie Hankin are featured.
The 50 year (and counting!) career of the great Edward Koren is being celebrated at the Saginaw Art Museum. All the info here.
Edward Koren’s website
During the heart of the summer, Carolita Johnson and Michael Crawford will exhibit their work in Kingston, NY. All the info here.
Carolita Johnson’s website
Michael Crawford’s website
Bob Eckstein’s graphic coverage of Obscura Day here on The New Yorker‘s website.
And check out Liana Finck’s “All the Paintings Here Agree: A Comic” here on the Toast
Honestly, I’ve been in a Peter Arno mood for a very long time. It was just about sixteen years ago that I decided to write the biography of The New Yorker‘s greatest artist. One of the bonuses of digging deep was coming across little known (to me) books or pamphlets that bore Arno’s cover art and/or illustrations.
One of his earliest post-college outside-of-The New Yorker illustration jobs was for H. McCarty Lee’s France on Ten Words A Day, published in 1928 by Simon & Schuster (S&S published Arno’s first book, Whoops Dearie! the year before).
There’s an Arno on the front cover (as shown here) and on the back cover, and ten illustrations throughout the book (how I wish there were more). Below is just one example (caption translation: “Road hog!”):
Arno’s biography, Mad At Something, will be published in the Spring of 2016