Roz Chast Looks For A Pen; Tomorrow Night’s Book Signing of Interest: Marcellus Hall; Exhibit of Interest: Addams, Chon Day, Gahan Wilson, John Held Jr., Kunz, Jonik, Eckstein, Caldwell & More; Sarah Boxer in The Atlantic: “Why Is Trump So Hard to Caricature?”

Roz Chast Looks For a Pen A fun post on Jane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencils blog: Roz Chast is asking for pen suggestions.  Read it here. Note: Ms. Chast (along with the cover artist, Liniers, and several others) is a guest of honor at the upcoming MOCCA Festival at the Society of Illustrators. Info here. _________________________________________________________________ Tomorrow Night’s Book Signing

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So Long, 2016. Howdy, 2017

Geez, what a year.  I’ve spent this morning looking back through Ink Spill’s  2016 posts. This was the year we lost more New Yorker cartoonist colleagues  than in any previous twelve month period in the magazine’s history:   William Hamilton, John Caldwell, Gerald Dumas, Michael Crawford, Anatol Kovarsky, Frank Modell, Robert Weber, and Peter Porges. Their combined published work in

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John Caldwell: 1946-2016

According to The Times Union, an upstate New York newspaper, the cartoonist John Caldwell, who contributed to The New Yorker from 1999 – 2002 has passed away. Read the obit here. Here’s an extract from his biography as it appears on his website. …his drawings have appeared in many publications, including The National Lampoon, Writer’s Digest, Playboy, Barron’s, The New

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Tom Cheney: Lessons from Charles Rodrigues

                          This is the second installment in an Ink Spill series of cartoonists talking about the important cartoon connections in their lives.  Felipe Galindo wrote about Steinberg last week.  This week, Tom Cheney, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1978 (one of his most famous contributions

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