A George Booth Film!
Happy to report that a George Booth film is in the works. Mr. Booth is, of course, one of the gods of The New Yorker‘s cartoon world. This year marks his 50th year at the magazine. Read about the film and George Booth, and see a Kickstarter teaser clip here.
Here’s Mr. Booth’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:
George Booth (photo above taken in NYC 2016, courtesy of Liza Donnelly) Born June 28, 1926, Cainesville, MO. New Yorker work: 1969 – . Key collections: Think Good Thoughts About A Pussycat (Dodd, Mead, 1975), Rehearsal’s Off! (Dodd, Mead, 1976), Omnibooth: The Best of George Booth ( Congdon & Weed, 1984), The Essential George Booth, Compiled and Edited by Lee Lorenz ( Workman, 1998).
A Q&A Of Interest: Ellis Rosen
From Unsettled, “Q&A With Ellis Rosen, Cartoonist And illustrator For The New Yorker”
Mr. Ellis began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016. Visit his website here.
The Traveling Cartoon Museum
The Museum of Cartoon Art first caught my attention in September of 1980 when the article above appeared in The New York Times. Since then the museum has moved about a good deal (for a museum). This is a good catching up article about its travels: “The Rocky History of Connecticut’s Cartoon Museum” — from the CTPost, March 21, 2019.
Liza Donnelly To Judge Cartoons In Cuba
Liza Donnelly, that globe-trotting New Yorker cartoonist (she was live-drawing on China’s Great Wall not long ago; she’s shown above live-drawing at a conference in Brussels last week) is off to Cuba in a few days to join in the judging of cartoons for the 21st Bienal International De Humorismo Grafico. Info here.
More From The Dick Buchanan Files Via Mike Lynch
Dick Buchanan continues to share his incredible cartoon tear sheet collection via Mike Lynch’s blog. Without Mr. Buchanan (and Mr. Lynch), such great work as Gahan Wilson’s cartoon from Collier’s (shown above) might be lost to the ages.
This is how Mike introduced the latest Buchanan Files:
Thank you, you lovely, crazy Dick Buchanan, for diving into your files in your Greenwich Village apartment so many times and coming up with these pretty-much-unseen-since-publication single panel cartoons. These are, as you will see, crazy good.
See all the work here.
And speaking of Gahan Wilson, the GOFundMe campaign for him is still underway. Go here to read more, and contribute.
Today’s Daily Cartoon/Cartoonist
Today’s Daily cartoon, Trump not letting go, not letting up, is by Peter Kuper. Mr. Kuper began contributing to The New Yorker in 2011. Link to his website here.