Eskenazi Laments; Marchetto’s ‘Cancer Vixen’ HBO project moves ahead; Wheeler & SXSW & Grumpy Cat

From, March 13, 2013, “Farewell Fung Wah” this video by Marc Philippe Eskenazi, wearing one of his many hats (he’s also a stand-up comedian, a New Yorker cartoonist, and an assistant cartoon editor at the magazine).

Mr. Eskenazi sets his tune to Bob Dylan’s 1965 song, “Farewell Angelina” (found on Sony’s 1991 release,  Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series, Vol.2)


From, March 12, 2013, “Cate Blanchett to Star in HBO Adaptation of ‘Cancer Vixen'” –Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s memoir gets closer to the silver screen.

(thanks to David Pomerantz for the link)


From, March 12, 2013, “The truth about SXSW by New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler”



Liza Donnelly draws at Forum d’Avignon; Music Video: New Yorker staffers (and two cartoonists); Dick Tracy and The Daily News


Liza Donnelly heads to France this week, where she’ll join three other cartoonists at the Forum d’Avignon. (illustration above from the Forum’s program)



Video: from, November 13, 2012,  “Beck’s New Song ‘Old Shanghai,’ Played by New Yorker Staffers” (with Farley Katz and Marc Phillipe Eskenazi).





Every once in awhile, Ink Spill links to something within the cartoon world  not tied to The New Yorker and its cartoonists.  I realize I’m probably very late to the party in noticing this, but not too long ago I ran into a link to the NY Daily News Featured Comics. What I found was Chester Gould’s “Dick Tracy” — written by Mike Curtis and drawn by Joe Staton, updated and carrying on.

Note: there is at least one New Yorker/Dick Tracy connection: Art Spiegelman’s Dick Tilley cover which appeared on the magazine’s 72nd anniversary (a combined issue, February 24 & March 3, 1997).