Two New Books of Interest; George Booth on his latest NYer cover; Drew Friedman on Harvey Kurtzman






Two books of interest coming this year: The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker by Janet Groth (Algonquin Books, June 26, 2012) and Francoise Mouly’s Blown Covers: New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See (Abrams, April 30, 2012).  For more details go to your favorite online book dealer’s site.




From, January 23, 2012, “Cover Story: George Booth Remembers Mawmaw”


From The Comics Journal, January 23, 2012, “Seriously Funny” which includes a must read appreciation of Harvey Kurtzman by Drew Friedman.

Classic Addams Original to be Auctioned; History Channel Club on Addams; The New Yorker Cartoons on Facebook

From Attempted Bloggery, January 18, 2012, “A Charles Addams Tearjerker” — this post concerning a classic Charles Addams original drawing (it appeared in The New Yorker, March 23, 1946)  to be auctioned this March 1 -2.


From The History Channel Club, January 18, 2012, “Remembering Charles Addams”

Be sure to visit the The New Yorker Cartoons on  Facebook.  A fun place to visit as the weekend winds down.


Your Twinkie

The news that the Hostess company has filed for bankruptcy reminded me of one of the drawings I did ages ago poking at the super rich, “That will be Williams with your Twinkie” (it appeared in The New Yorker, September 5, 1983). For the record: I love Twinkies. Should they disappear, we will all be the poorer for it.