Blown Covers — the website; Clowes retrospective; Brunetti speaks

Here’s something I missed until this morning:  a website devoted to the upcoming collection, Blown Covers: New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See, edited by Francoise Mouly.   Due April 30, 2012 from Abrams.  Full details can be found on your favorite online bookstore site/s.


Look for this online: today’s New York Times, March 30, 2012:  “Humanity’s Discomfort, Punctured With a Pen” — a piece (with video) on a Daniel Clowes’s restrospective at the Oakland Museum. No link…you’ll find it on the Times homepage.


And from, March 30, 2012, “Poets, Painters, Cartoonists and Moonlighters” — this post (with Ivan Brunetti content).

Two New Books of Interest; George Booth on his latest NYer cover; Drew Friedman on Harvey Kurtzman






Two books of interest coming this year: The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker by Janet Groth (Algonquin Books, June 26, 2012) and Francoise Mouly’s Blown Covers: New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See (Abrams, April 30, 2012).  For more details go to your favorite online book dealer’s site.




From, January 23, 2012, “Cover Story: George Booth Remembers Mawmaw”


From The Comics Journal, January 23, 2012, “Seriously Funny” which includes a must read appreciation of Harvey Kurtzman by Drew Friedman.