From the blog, David-Wasting-Paper, December 31, 2012,
“A Little Cartoonist Eye Candy for New Year’s Eve”
— photographs of cartoonist’s work spaces. A fun post.
From The University of Connecticut’s Art & History site,
“Two Exhibitions will feature work by Professor Emeritus Gus Mazzocca and His Students”
I was honored to be selected as one of Professor Mazzocca’s students exhibiting work.
Danny Shanahan recently announced through Facebook that he’s next in line for The New Yorker’s Daily Cartoon online feature. David Sipress has been supplying work since the feature began (sorry, no link. Just go to newyorker.com. Danny’s work will begin appearing any day now). And speaking of Danny: now you can find him on Facebook at Danny Shanahan — New Yorker Cartoonist. You’ll find photographs of cartoonists, unpublished Shanahan cartoons and more.
And finally: A note of thanks to all of you who dropped by this year. Ink Spill attracted close to a million-and-a-half hits in 2012 — an encouraging number for a site that elects to cover such a tiny sliver (i.e., New Yorker cartoonists) of a very large field (all cartoonists).
2013 should be chock full of fun posts as The New Yorker’s 88th anniversary arrives in February and the 109th anniversary of Peter Arno’s birth in just about a week. Ink Spill will increase its interviews this coming year, including a talk this summer with Peter Steiner on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of the publication of his famous New Yorker cartoon, “On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.”
Happy New Year to all!
Here’s a fun post from washingtoncitypapers, November 26, 2012, “Gift Ideas for Comics Nerds (Part 1 of 2)” — it covers a number of folks not mentioned in the Ink Spill holiday book round-up.
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)
From NJ.com, May 16, 2012, “It really is a scream: Charles Addams gallery opens at Westfield theater”
From The Chicago Tribune, May 16, 2012, “Unlikely gathering of Comix legends comes together at U. of C.”
(among those gathering: R. Crumb, Lynda Barry, Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Ivan Brunetti, Ben Katchor, Daniel Clowes)
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”