In what is surely the surprise of the day (for me), next year City Center will put on a limited run of the 1930 play The New Yorkers. The play, with music by Cole Porter as well as Jimmy Durante, was based on “a seed of an idea” [NYTs] by …Peter Arno.
Below: sheet music cover art by Arno. Details on the revival here.
(You can find much more on the play in my biography of Arno in the chapter “Up Broadway…and Down” )
Jake Goldwasser, one of the half-score of brand new cartoonists debuting in the New Yorker (so far) this year, is the subject of Jane Mattimoe’s latest blog post on A Case For Pencils. See it here!
Michael Shaw is the latest New Yorker cartoonist to share his tools of the trade on Jane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencils blog. See it here!
Jane Mattimoe’s great blog, A Case For Pencils continues with veteran cartoonist, Mort Gerberg. Read it here.
Link to Mr. Gerberg’s website here.
The wonderful cartoonist, Frank Cotham, is next to share his tools of the trade on Jane Mattimoe’s blog, A Case For Pencils.
See it here.
Paul Noth and Drew Dernavitch will be drawing at Princeton on April 21st. All the details here. [photo: Paul Noth on the left, Mr. Dernavitch on the right]
Paul Noth’s website.
Drew Dernavitch’s website.
Jane Mattimoe’s blog, A Case For Pencils continues with its impressive series of New Yorker cartoonists talking about their tools of the trade. This week it’s Marisa Acocella Marchetto.
Ms. Marchetto’s website (and her latest book below)
From Comics Alliance, “Putting the ‘Comic’ in ‘Comic Book’: A Tribute to John Stanley” by Benito Ceren. Mr. Stanley is a member of Ink Spill‘s “One Club” (One Club membership is limited to cartoonists who had but one drawing in The New Yorker during their career). Mr. Stanley’s cartoon — an eight panel captionless drawing — appeared in The New Yorker March 15, 1947.
John Stanley in the 1940s: A Comics Bibliography by Frank M. Young
Attempted Bloggery continues its look at Peter Arno‘s work in College Humor. Today’s post: the July 1937 issue.
From CNET.com,March 23, 2016, “How New Yorker Cartoons Could Teach Computers to Be Funny”
[screen grab of The New Yorker‘s Editor, David Remnick laughing at a cartoon]