Interview Of Interest: Roger Angell
From The New Yorker, this terrif interview of Roger Angell by Willing Davidson, a senior editor at the magazine: “Baseball, Fiction, And Life: Roger Angell’s Era-spanning Career At The New Yorker”
Left: Mr. Angell, wearing the hat, with another New Yorker era-spanner, Edward Koren
John Cuneo Sketches A Cover On A Napkin
When I meet up with cartoonists here in the Hudson Valley it’s a rare thing for any drawing to be done. Most of the time — 99.999% of the time — is spent jabbering about all kinds of things. But — there’s always a but, right? — yesterday while sitting in a bakery/coffee joint with New Yorker colleagues, Danny Shanahan and John Cuneo, John began to describe a cover he’s working on for Michael Gerber’s fab American Bystander. As the fine tip Uniball pen often cuts to the chase quicker than the spoken word, John grabbed a napkin and within seconds ( a minute at most) drew the above. Hoarder that I am, I asked him if I could have it just as he was about to crumple it up, and then asked if he would sign it. Luckily, he was agreeable-enough to both requests. I’ll run his sketch again side-by-side the finished piece once it appears on The American Bystander.
—My thanks to John Cuneo for sharing his napkin with the Spill.
An end of week listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features, February 10-14, 2020.
The Daily Cartoon: Amy Hwang, Ivan Ehlers, Kim Warp, Brendan Loper, Lila Ash.
Daily Shouts: Olivia de Recat (with Julia Edelman), J.A.K. (with Harris Mayersohn),
“Dinner Party” — A video with Marc Philippe Eskenazi, who was at one time an assistant in the cartoon department.