New Yorker cartoonists turned out in time honored fashion to celebrate the holidays last night. Corey Pandolph gets a heap of credit for procuring a corner of the Upper East Side Hi Life Restaurant where nearly two dozen contributors came together in good cheer. Among those attending, including Mr. Pandolph: Joe Dator, David Borchardt, Liam Walsh (who brought and shared a tray of cookies), Andy Friedman, Liza Donnelly, Robert Leighton, Bob Esmay, Emily Flake, Drew Dernavich, Farley Katz, John O’Brien, Avi Steinberg (celebrating his first appearance in the magazine), Barbara Smaller, Felipe Galindo, David Sipress, Bob Eckstein, Eric Lewis, Ward Sutton, Christopher Weyant, Ben Schwartz, and Karen Sneider.
Liza Donnelly has posted on her blog a handful of photographs taken at the event.
This October, The School of Visual Arts will honor Edward Sorel with its Masters Series Award and a retrospective exhibition. For all the info, click here to visit the SVA site.
Also at SVU, Rachel Loube’s film, Every Tuesday: The Work and Community of The New Yorker Cartoonists will be screened (details here). The film includes glimpses of a number of cartoonists at lunch (and some lengthier segments featuring a handful of cartoonists in their studios). Appearing in the film are, among others, Bob Eckstein, Sydney Harris, Farley Katz, Drew Dernavich, Liza Donnelly, Sam Gross, Zachary Kanin, Emily Flake, Tom Hachtman, Felipe Galindo (Feggo), Matthew Diffee, David Borchart, and Warren Miller.
Note: Both of the above events brought to my attention via The New Yorker’s website, newyorker.com