Book Of Interest On The Horizon: Peter Kuper’s “Heart Of Darkness”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: J.A.K.

  With a Reuben Award for his graphic novel, Kafkaesque only recently tucked under his arm, New Yorker and MAD contributor, Peter Kuper, has another book coming our way this November from W.W. Norton & Co., an adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.

The non-stop Mr. Kuper also has a comic about Kafka in this week’s Sunday New York Times Book Review.

Mr. Kuper began contributing to The New Yorker in 2011.  Visit his website here.


Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

A Jason Adam Katzenstein politically inspired dragon drawing. 

Mr. Katzenstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014.


The Tilley Watch Online, April 21-26, 2019; Two Books From Will McPhail; About Zach Kanin

An end of week round-up of the New Yorker cartoonists who contributed to the online features, the Daily Cartoon and Daily Shouts

The Daily Cartoon: Seth Fleishman, Christopher Weyant, Elisabeth McNair, J.A.K., Avi Steinberg, and Tom Toro.

Daily Shouts: Julia Wertz, Edward Steed, and Ellis Rosen (with Irving Ruan)

To see all of the above, and more, link here.


Two Books From McPhail

From Publishers Weekly, “Book Deals: Week of April 29, 2019” — news of a two-book deal for Will McPhail. The first, a graphic novel, “In, The Story of Nick” will be out in 2020. The second, Collected Cartoons, will be just that.

Mr. McPhail began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014. Visit his website here.

Further reading: From The Daily Cartoonist: “Tales From the Reuben —  Cranky Digression” 

 — D.D. Degg fact-checks the PW‘.


About Zach Kanin

From Monsters & Critics, April 27, 2019, Zach Kanin: Who is writer and creator behind I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson on Netflix”

Mr. Kanin began contributing to The New Yorker in 2005. Further reading here.


Cover Revealed For “Everyone’s A Critic: The Ultimate Cartoon Book”; Fave Photo Of The Day: Eckstein, Downes, Borchart; Flake’s Hug Book; Shannon Wheeler’s “Why Did We Trust Him?”; Moment Magazine’s “Have I Got A Cartoon For You!”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: J.A.K.

The second in a series (the first: The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons), Everyone’s A Critic: The Ultimate Cartoon Book, edited by Bob Eckstein, published by Princeton Architectural Press, will be available October 22nd.

From the publisher: We are all critics now. From social media “likes” to reviews on Yelp and Rotten Tomatoes, we’re constantly asked to give our opinion and offer feedback. Everyone’s a Critic is a curated collection of the best and brightest New Yorker cartoonists celebrating the art of the drawn critique, whether about restaurants, art, sports, dates, friends, or modern life. Featuring the work of thirty-six masters of the cartoon, including Roz Chast, Sam Gross, Nick Downes, Liza Donnelly, Bob Mankoff, Michael Maslin, and Mick Stevens, over half the cartoons in this book appear in print for the first time.

(Cover drawing by Danny Shanahan).


Fave Photo Of The Day: Eckstein, Downes, and Borchart

From last night’s event at Word Bookstore for The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons. Seated, l-r, Bob Eckstein, Nick Downes, and David Borchart.


Flake’s Hug Book

Emily Flake’s next book, That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug  is due October 15 from Viking.

From the publisher: Emily Flake–keen observer of human behavior and life’s less-than-triumphant moments–codifies the most common awkward hugs that have plagued us all (sadly, multiple times).

Ms. Flake began contributing to The New Yorker in 2008.  Visit her website here.



Shannon Wheeler’s “Why Did We Trust Him?”

Shannon Wheeler’s latest, from Top Shelf Productions, Why Did We Trust Him? is due out August 20th.

From the publisher: Shannon Wheeler unloads a new set of top notch cartoons in this premium collection… Wheeler demonstrates what won him a couple of Eisner Awards with a more personal set of single panel comics. Relationships, social norms, cats, dogs, food, and himself, are all targets of his urbane wit.

Mr. Wheeler began contributing to The New Yorker in May of 2009. Visit his website here.


From Moment Magazine: Have I Got A Cartoon For You!

Due October 10th, from Moment Books, edited by a former New Yorker cartoon editor (now the Esquire cartoon editor).


Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

Today’s Daily cartoon, by J.A.K. (Jason Adam Katzenstein), is Elizabeth Warren-centric. Mr. K. began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014.