Doc Film Of Interest: Sempe; Maira Kalman Illustrates Stein; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

On Youtube, Sempe: dessinateur d’humor — a nearly hour long documentary on the great New Yorker cartoonist/cover artist.  Interesting to watch, and probably even better if you speak French. — My thanks to the fab New Yorker cover artist, John Cuneo for bringing this to my attention. Sempe began contributing to The New Yorker in 1978. ____________________________________________________________________________ Maira Kalman Illustrates

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Happy 93rd, George Booth!; Articles Of Interest: Maira Kalman, Ken Krimstein; Ali Fitzgerald’s Daily Shouts; The Daily Cartoonists & Cartoons: Lila Ash, Liz Montague

Happy 93rd George Booth! Here’s to one of The New Yorker‘s greatest artists, George Booth, born 93 years ago today in Cainsville, Missouri. Above: Rehearsal’s Off! (Dodd, Mead & Co., 1976) Mr. Booth at the Society of Illustrators, November 2017 for the opening of George Booth — A Cartoonist’s Life East Side Main St., Cainsville, Mo. The Essential George Booth,

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James Stevenson Theater Prize Returns; Maira Kalman’s Work at Armory; I’m Emily Flake; Thurber’s Airedale, Muggs; Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Ivan Ehlers

From Playing On Air, March 1, 2019, The Second Annual James Stevenson Prize For Comedic Short Plays. All the info here. Mr. Stevenson’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z: James Stevenson Born, NYC, 1929. Died, February 17, 2017, Cos Cob, Connecticut. New Yorker work: March 10, 1956 -. Stevenson interned as an office boy at The New Yorker in the mid

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New New Yorker Cartoonists, Part 1: Liana Finck

       Thirty or forty years ago, a new cartoonist published in The New Yorker  was about as rare as The New Yorker messing with its fabled Irvin typeface. That’s changed in recent years, as more and more cartoonists are embraced by the magazine. In the upcoming documentary film,  Very Semi-Serious, Bob Mankoff, the New Yorker‘s current cartoon editor, says,

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