George Booth, Marisa Acocella Marchetto, and Matthew Diffee will engage in an illustrated conversation Tuesday, July 21st at the NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library. Details here.
Mr. Booth, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1969, was recently featured in Richard Gehr’s book of interviews, I Only Read It For the Cartoons.
Ms. Marchetto’s latest book, Ann Tenna: A Novel is due September 1, 2015. She began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998.
Mr. Diffee’s latest book, Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People was published last May. He began contributing to The New Yorker in 1999.
Liza Donnelly will be at The Norman Rockwell Museum tomorrow evening speaking about her life as a New Yorker cartoonist. Details here. Ms. Donnelly is now in her 33rd year of contributing to The New Yorker. Her most recent book, Women on Men was a finalist for The Thurber Prize.
The Atwater Gallery (Rhinebeck, NY) will host an exhibit of Michael Crawford‘s paintings beginning this Saturday, July 18th. Details here. Mr. Crawford’s first drawing appeared in The New Yorker in 1984.
Back in February Ink Spill noted that a cover had been released for Thomas Vinciguerra’s forthcoming Cast of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E.B. White, James Thurber, and The Golden Age of The New Yorker. Mr Vinciguerra tells Ink Spill that his book — due in November — now has a new cover, and he explains:
“John Glusman, Norton’s editor-in-chief and vice president, told me some weeks ago that he pitched ‘Cast of Characters’ so enthusiastically to his sales representatives, and made it sound like such a riot, that they said they preferred a cover that would be a little more ‘fun.’ He asked me if I had any bright ideas; I regret to say that I came up with nothing. And so Norton’s art team worked its magic. I have no idea how this wacky cover will look on a Barnes and Noble display table, but it’s certainly distinctive.”
[On the cover, reading clockwise: E.B. White, Wolcott Gibbs, James Thurber, Katharine White, Robert Benchley, and Harold Ross]
Speaking of new covers, the cover of Emily Flake’s upcoming (October 6th) Mama Tried has just been released. And here it is:
Finally, out this week is a book we’ve mentioned here in past months as it made its way to pub date: Matthew Diffee’s Hand Drawn Jokes For Smart Attractive People.
Bob Mankoff, The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, has been busy lately, traveling hither and yon, leaving radio interviews, print interviews and articles in his wake. Here’s a sampling:
From swarthmore.edu, November 4, 2014, “Getting Serious About Funny Business: Robert Mankoff on Cartoons and Psychology”
Radio interview, wabe.org, November 4, 2014, “Robert Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker”
From mlive. November 5, 2014, “The New Yorker’s cartoon editor Bob Mankoff talks about his funny job.”
Roz Chast, who has been enjoying a Fall of accolades for her memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, has another: From poets.org, November 5, 2014, “Award-winning Cartoonist Roz Chast Selected by Chip Kidd to Design the Official National Poetry Month 2015 Poster”
Scribner will publish, according to its own pr, “a book not for everyone” by Matt Diffee. Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People is due May 12, 2015.
Finally, here’s a clip of the Bob Mankoff/Roz Chast conversation from the recent New Yorker Festival.
From The New York Times, March 19, 2014, “If He Says It’s Funny, It’s Funny” — Janet Maslin (no relation) reviews a memoir by The New Yorker‘s current cartoon editor.
The Entertainment Weekly review, March 19, 2014, “How About Never — Is Never Good For You?” by Darren Franich.
Last night’s “Late Night” guests included The New Yorker‘s editor, David Remnick, who gamely stood by with host Seth Meyers as four New Yorker cartoons were brought to life by the Late Night Players. The live action pieces were based on cartoons by Arnie Levin, Matthew Diffee, Zach Kanin, and Paul Noth.
See the original cartoons: