Birthday hats off to one of The New Yorker‘s great artists, Edward Koren, born on this day in 1935. Mr. Koren began contributing to The New Yorker in 1962. Since his debut he’s contributed over 1000 cartoons and numerous covers to the magazine.
Below: a fave Koren New Yorker cover. Published December 31, 1979.
Below: his latest collection of cartoons.
Bob Eckstein Is The Erma Bombeck Humor Writer Of The Month
Bob Eckstein, who began contributing his cartoons to The New Yorker in 2007 has been named the Erma Bombeck Humor Writer of the Month. Read here. Mr. Eckstein’s most recent books are shown above.
Article Of Interest: Cartooning Thriving in Vermont
From the Bennington Banner, December 5, 2018, “…The Art of Cartooning Is Thriving in Vermont”— with Ed Koren and Alison Bechdel content.
…the latest Cartoon Companion has been posted. See what the CC boys “Max” & “Simon” have to say about the New Yorker cartoons appearing in the issue of December 10, 2018.
… Roz Chast’s SVA exhibit included in the New York Times “What To See in New York Galleries This Week”
…Attempted Bloggery has even more Barbara Shermund posts. Yay!
…A New Yorker State of Mind: Reading Every Issue of The New Yorker Magazine looks very closely at the issue of November 16, 1929. Cover by Peter Arno.
New Yorker cartoonists that contributed to the Daily Cartoon this week: Brendan Loper, Sophia Warren, and Pat Byrnes. (No worries, you’re sure to see some Trump-related cartoons in the bunch).
And the New Yorker cartoonists contributing to Daily Shouts: Liana Finck, Mick Stevens, and Olivia de Recat.
To see all the work above, and more, link here.
…The Amazon price is plummeting for the recently published New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons (originally offered at $100.00). The big red trope box can now be yours for a mere $40.38. Just four days ago it was $45.83. I smell a bargain.
…Even more Edward Koren. This short piece on Mr. Koren has been picked up by the AP and is showing up all over the place today. Below: Mr. Koren’s latest collection.
From Vermont Public Radio, November 26, 2018 “Ed Koren Talks Cartooning And His ‘Wild’ New Collection” — an enjoyable short interview (just under a half hour) with one of our modern New Yorker cartoon masters.
Book Of Interest; Art Young
To Laugh That We May Not Weep: The Life and Times of Art Young has been around since the summer of 2017, but here’s a long Comics Journal article recently posted about the book and the artist: “The Life and Dedication of Art Young: an Impassioned Cartoonist of Uncompromising Principle”.
Mr. Young’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Born January 14, 1866, Illinois. Died December 29, New York City atThe Hotel Irving. An online biography. 1943. New Yorker work: 1925 -1933. The Art Young Gallery
…Attempted Bloggery on the New Yorker‘s Archival Issue.
…The New York Times on Roz Chast‘s exhibit at the School of Visual Arts.
…News of a Bob Eckstein event coming up December 6th, and another reminder about his New York Public Library event tomorrow.
Black Friday Reading
Still recovering from yesterday (or not) you might want to settle in with the latest post on the wonderful blog, A New Yorker State of Mind: Reading Every Issue of The New Yorker Magazine. This installment covers the issue (shown above) dated November 9, 1929. Also shown: a coffee ad from the issue by the one-and-only Helen Hokinson.
The cover of the Nov 9 ’29 issue is by Theodore G. Haupt, who contributed 44 terrific covers to The New Yorker. His debut on the cover of the issue of September 3, 1927 was immediately followed by an appearance as the cover artist for the September 10th issue. I’m not sure if this feat — a debut immediately followed by another cover appearance — was ever matched by another cover artist (someone please let me know if it was). His last cover appearance was January 21, 1933. Here’s the Wikipedia entry for Mr. Haupt.
Black Friday New Yorker Cartoon Slideshow
Colin Stokes, the New Yorker‘s assistant cartoon editor has posted a slideshow of 15 Black Friday-related cartoons. See them here.
Video Of Interest: Edward Koren
Here’s a video of interest I ran across yesterday. From 2010, recorded at the Luise Ross Gallery in NYC.
…and here’s a recent article from VtDigger, “Vermont cartoonist Ed Koren ventures ‘In The Wild'”.
Below: Mr. Koren’s latest collection of cartoons.