From juliawertz.com., January 23, 2012, “The Disbanding of Pizza Island” — this post on the end of the studio once home to the likes of Karen Sneider and Kate Beaton.
From AVClub.com, January 26, 2012, “Interview: Pete Holmes”
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 newyorker.com, 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.
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.
From krishnkaushik.wordpress (Expletive Deleted), January 17, 2012 “The Cartoon Czar (Plans to Build a Moat) ; An amateur profile of Bob Mankoff, Cartoon Editor, The New Yorker”
From the San Antonio Express-News, January 18, 2012, “Cartoonist Farley Katz draws on absurdity”
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.