“The Sistine Chapel of Comic-Strip Art”
From the New York Times, May 11, 2018, “The Sistine Chapel of Comic-Strip Art” — this piece on a mural of various cartoon characters in a sports bar (James Thurber is mentioned here and there as the sports bar’s lineage includes Costello’s, where Thurber famously drew a mural in the mid 1930s. That mural, restored in 1972*, vanished in 1992**).
*”Thurber Creatures Live Again in Bar Here,” NYTs, April 9, 1972
**“Drawing Attention to Great Thurber Heist,” New York Post, November 9, 2005
Liza Donnelly to Speak at Ireland’s Inspirefest
–this short piece on Ms. Donnelly as she prepares to head across the pond.
Cartoon Companion Rates the Latest New Yorker Cartoons
“Max” & “Simon” are back with their takes on the cartoons in this week’s New Yorker (the “Innovators Issue”). The guys dig into drawings of snails, Death, Frankenstein, mice, a mime and more. Joe Dator is awarded Top Toon of the week. See it all here.