Peter Steiner has curated this upcoming exhibit of cartoons and organized the talk that precedes it, September 30th @ 3:00 at the Sharon (Connecticut) Town Hall. The New Yorker’s former Art Editor, Lee Lorenz will be exhibiting work, along with long-time contributors Danny Shanahan, Liza Donnelly, Peter Steiner, and Michael Maslin.
Long time New Yorker cartoonist, Danny Shanahan, now has a website (currently in progress)…go visit!
The New York Times “6th Floor” has reported on its victory over The New Yorker this past week (“There’s No Crying in Media-League Softball,” June 28, 2012). Ink Spill asked The New Yorker’s softball co-coach (and cartoonist) Drew “Woodcut” Dernavich for his thoughts on the game:
When The New Yorker plays softball, we are always up against a variety of opponents: our own low turnout, our own high turnout, our talent, the weather, and the expectation that every play will be one of John Updike-like poignance. The New York Times Magazine was just one more enemy that we faced on Tuesday. If you are counting runs scored, they beat us in that category. If you count the newness of the uniforms, the amount of Big League Chew consumed, the quality of the *ahem* coaching, and our excellent post-game representation at the bar, we can more than hold our own. We’re working on the rest. As they say: it’s not a sprint, it’s a road trip with a lot of beer and Big League Chew.
From Mick Stevens’ site mickstevens.com, October 24, 2011, this illustrated song
And a reminder that Peter Steiner has a brand new blog, Hopeless but not Serious, wherein he posts daily energetic graphic swipes at politics, politicians, etc..
Finally: The 15th annual New Yorker Cartoon Issue hits the stands today. It features a wonderful cover by George Booth, and includes color work by the likes of Mark Alan Stamaty, Emily Flake, Zach Kanin, and Roz Chast. There’s a b&w spread of work by the late Leo Cullum, and The Funnies, where you’ll find drawings by Jack Ziegler, Lee Lorenz, Bruce Eric Kaplan, and more. There’re a handful of cartoonists sprinkled among the ads as well (Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Danny Shanahan, and Liza Donnelly).