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).
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
newyorker.com has listed (on its Festival Wire — requires sign up) its entire schedule for this year’s New Yorker Festival (September 30, October 1 -2). Cartoon events include a talk by Roz Chast (who will also sign her new book) and the return of the Cartoon Caption Contest Game, with host, Bob Mankoff and judges, Emily Flake, Paul Noth and Zachary Kanin.
From Great Dames, May 13, 2011, this interview with Emily Flake ( thanks to Bob Eckstein for the tip)
From Park Slope Patch, May 9, 2011, “The Man With a Pan” — this piece on John Donohue and his new book Man With a Pan, Culinary Adventures of Fathers Who Cook for Their Families
“Tell Your Friends” is a weekly comedy show on Manhattan’s Lower East Side ( Lolita Bar, 266 Broome St., corner of Allen St.) On January 25, 2011 Emily Flake along with Michael Kupperman (and others) will be on stage. Andy Friedman aka Larry Hat, cartoonist and illustrator, will wear his muscian’s hat. All the info here.