New Yorker editor David Remnick made a return appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, witnessing then commenting on a handful of the magazine’s cartoons brought to life. The featured cartoons by: Christopher Weyant, Harry Bliss, Emily Flake, Zachary Kanin, and the late Charles Barsotti.
Link here to see the piece. And if you want to see the first live cartoons on Late Night, click here.
The great illustrator, Edward Sorel is a Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame inductee. Read about it here on the SOI site.
It’s an unusual year, with three New York Times best selling New Yorker cartoonist books out there: Mimi Pond’s graphic memoir, Roz Chast’s graphic memoir and Bob Mankoff’s memoir.
Bob Mankoff, author of How About Never, Is Never Good For You? will be speaking July 13th in Quogue. Details here.
And here’s a link, Ink Spilled a little late, of Roz Chast on “The Charlie Rose” show a few weeks ago. David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, fills in for Mr. Rose. You can See Roz’s appearance at the 36:18 mark.
This week’s New Yorker (issue dated June 30, 2014) contains a Postscript written by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick. The piece, spread across the magazine’s gutter, includes four Barsotti drawings. Of Barsotti’s work, Remnick writes (in part):
In his peculiarly enchanted kingdom, any being or object was capable of speech and wit: there were talking noodles, boxes, fruit, squirrels, hammers, and bowling pins. He was astonishingly productive. At the end, there were many dozens of drawings available to us, and while we will miss him, we will be publishing Charley Barsotti for a long time to come.
Note: no link to the full piece as it is available in print or online by subscription only)
The New Yorker‘s Daily cartoon has transitioned smoothly from Mick Stevens to Farley Katz. Mr. Katz’s first entry appears today.
From Bloomberg TV, this short video covering Tina Brown’s media career (thus far): “When Tina Brown Knew Newsweek Couldn’t Be Saved” — included is a brief mention of her first days at The New Yorker (@ 1:09) and a comment regarding the magazine’s cartoonists.
Timeline of New Yorker editors:
Harold Ross (who founded The New Yorker): 1925 – 1951
William Shawn: 1952 – 1987
Robert Gottlieb: 1987 – 1992
Tina Brown: 1992 – 1998
David Remnick: 1998 – present
In last night’s installment of 60 Minutes, Morley Safer & Company brought us “The Cartoonist” — a look at the weekly selection process for New Yorker cartoons, a glimpse of some of the cartoonists who show up at the magazine’s office every Tuesday, a peek at Editor David Remnick choosing which cartoons to buy, and a min-profile of the magazine’s current cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff.
An impressive number of cartoonists managed on-screen time in the thirteen-and-a-half minute segment including Robert Leighton, Paul Noth, Joe Dator, Bob Eckstein, Marisa Marchetto, Drew Dernavich, Corey Pandolph, Carolita Johnson, Emily Flake, Sam Gross, Mort Gerberg, Farley Katz, Charlie Hankin, Ben Schwartz, David Sipress and Roz Chast. Go to The New Yorker‘s Cartoon Bank site to see work by any or all of these cartoonists.
Also, as you’d expect, a good number of cartoons went flashing by on the screen, including, the one below, only one of two published in The New Yorker by J.S. Cook (both in 1927).