It’s pub day for Ken Krimstein’s wonderful Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt (Bloomsbury Publications).
“The astounding life of a 20th-century original as told by a skillful cartoonist frolicking in long form . . . A compelling performance with great pacing that makes abstruse political theory both intelligible and memorable.” ?Kirkus (Starred Review)
“As Krimstein deftly weaves Arendt’s life and thought, he captures the excitement of the philosophical enterprise in both word and image. . . Both smart and entertaining; highly recommended and not just for graphic novels readers.” ?Starred Review, Library Journal
Mr. Krimstein began contributing his cartoons to The New Yorker in August of 2000.
The Virtual Memories MoCCA Interview with Roz Chast
Gil Roth’s interviews an awful lot of interesting folks, and thankfully, a good number of them are cartoonists. Here’s a live interview (they’re all live, aren’t they?) he conducted with Roz Chast at the recent MoCCA Fest in NYC.
The two day event begins April 6th. Scheduled events include Roz Chast being interviewed by the Virtual Memories host, Gil Roth, a conversation withLiniers (and an exhibition of his work), and a Nancypanel discussion with Paul Karasik and friends. Link here to all the info.
Here’s the Times obit of Mr. Grossman written by Neil Genzlinger — it’s in today’s paper. Glad to see Mr. Genzlinger mentioned Mr. Grossman’s stint at the New Yorker as well as including The Yew Norker.
*Here’s a revamped Spill post from Dec. 21, 2013 on the evolution of the caption for the drawing:
E.B. White is remembered as author of one of the most popular cartoon captions of the magazine’s earlier days, but perhaps it might be more accurate to say he was co-author, having adapted the caption from the artist’s original submission. The published caption, as it appeared beneath Carl Rose’s drawing in the December 8, 1928 New Yorker:
“It’s broccoli, dear.”
“I say it’s spinach, and I say the hell with it.”
The original caption, below, as submitted by Rose himself provided the framework for White’s sterling re-working. Rose’s original caption:
“Mother, if I eat my spinach, may I have some chocolate pudding?”
“No, dear, there isn’t any chocolate pudding today.”