From The Beat, May 21, 2012 “Comics G-17 summit report from Chicago” (content includes references to: Robert Crumb, Chris Ware, Francoise Mouly, Daniel Clowes, Seth, Art Spiegelman, Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Ivan Brunetti, among others)
From mikelynchcartoons.blogspot, May 21, 2012, “Report: Maine Comics Arts Festival May 20, 2012” (content includes references to John Klossner, Kate Beaton, and Bill Woodman)
The News (news from Poland), May 9, 2012, “Satirical cartoonist Andrzej Czeczot dies” (Czeczot’s “Manhattan” a four page spread of drawings, appeared in The New Yorker, June 9, 1986).
From The Gothamist, May 9, 2012, “More Rejected New Yorker Covers Revealed, Explained”
From Creative Week New York, “Creative Week Session Spotlight: A Session with Bob Mankoff of The New Yorker”
Link here for more info on Mr. Mankoff’s appearance.
From The Beat, May 1, 2012, “Working for The Man: MoCCa 2012” ( with Shannon Wheeler and Liza Donnelly content).
From NPR’s All Things Considered, May 1, 2012, audio: “‘Blown Covers’: Not Ready For the Newstand”
From artcat, this notice of a group exhibit including Felipe Galindo (Feggo), “Political Neighbors: Ruis, Feggo, El Fisgon — Three Master Cartoonists of Mexico”
From Mediabistro, April 10, 2012, “Jules Feiffer Lands Deal for his First Original Graphic Novel”
From wksu.org (Kent State & Ohio Public Media), April 10, 2012, “Blown Covers from The New Yorker” — with plenty of text and audio, including an interview with The New Yorker’s Art Editor, Francoise Mouly
From Youtube, this April 2, 1974 interview with S.J. Perelman from the PBS show, Day At Night
Over on Facebook (sorry, no link), Mick Stevens has started posting his favorite cartoons rejected by The New Yorker — see his post “My Favorite Rejects”
From Liza Donnelly’s blog, When Do They Serve the Wine, “Word and Image: The Art of Cartooning” — a transcript of the talk Donnelly delivered at a Creativity Symposium held at the Haystack Mountain School in Maine in the Fall of 2011.
From The University of Chicago website, April 6, 2012, “Conference to bring together influential cartoonists” — of the 17 cartoonists attending a number are associated with The New Yorker, including Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Robert Crumb, Ivan Brunetti, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, and Ben Katchor. The magazine’s art editor, Francoise Mouly, will be on hand to discuss the new book, Blown Covers.
Link to the Conference site “Comics: Philosophy & Practice”