Animated Addams Family Trailer; Publishers Weekly MoCCA Fest Wrap-Up; Krimstein’s Gallery Talk; Reminder: A Cartoon Double Header Tonight!; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Brendan Loper; Today’s Daily Shouts By Sarah Ransohoff & Johnny DiNapoli

Animated Addams Family Trailer

From Screen Rant, April 9, 2019, “The Addams Family Trailer: An Altogether Ooky Animated Movie”

Charles Addams’ Spill A-Z entry :

Charles Addams (Born in Westfield, New Jersey, January  7, 1912. Died September 29, 1988, New York City. New Yorker work: 1932 – 1988 * the New Yorker has published his work posthumously. One of the giants of The New Yorker’s stable of artists. Key cartoon collections: While all of Addams’ collections are worthwhile, here are three that are particular favorites; Homebodies (Simon & Schuster, 1954), The Groaning Board (Simon & Schuster, 1964), Creature Comforts (Simon & Schuster, 1981). In 1991 Knopf published The World of Chas Addams, a retrospective collection. Visit the Addams Foundation website for far more information : http://www.charlesaddams.com/

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Publishers Weekly MoCCA Wrap-Up

Form PW, April 9, 2019, “MoCCA Arts Fest Attracts Big Crowd of Indie Fans”

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Krimstein’s Gallery Talk

Ken Krimstein, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2000, will talk about the ongoing Hannah Arendt exhibit in Chicago.  Info here

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Reminder: A Cartoon Double Header Tonight

At 6, See Bob Eckstein with Marisa Acocella, Robert Leighton, and Barbara Smaller talk shop at Rizzoli.  Then head over to see a live podcast with Jason Chatfield and Scott Dooley.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

Brendan Loper mixes modern politics with the Sword in the Stone. Mr. Loper began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

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Today’s Daily Shouts

Owls! by Sarah Ransohoff and Johnny DiNapoli.  Ms. Ransohoff began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018 (Mr. Dinapoli has contributed to newyorker.com).  

Link here to Ms. Ransohoff’s site.

Link here to Mr. Dinapoli’s site.

More MoCCA Today (With Photos) & “My First MoCCA”; David Sipress On A 1969 Harvard Protest

More MoCCA Today

At least three New Yorker cartoonist events scheduled today: Liana Finck in conversation with Gabrielle Bell; a “spotlight” on Mark Alan Stamaty; Emily Flake as part of a panel, “Narratives On Motherhood”; cover artist Ivan Brunetti in a panel on “Comics and the Teaching Artist” (right: Ms. Bell and Ms. Finck today. Courtesy of Stephen Nadler).

And more photos from today (all courtesy of Liza Donnelly, with the exception of the Mark Alan Stamaty photo.  That’s another courtesy of Stephen Nadler):

Top row, l-r: Peter Kuper, Felipe Galindo, Mark Parisi, Ellis Rosen.

Middle row: Arnold Roth & Caroline Roth, Liza Donnelly, Keith Knight.

Bottom: Mark Alan Stamaty (l), and Bill Kartalopoulos, who, among other things, is MoCCA’s Programming Director, and Series Editor for The Best American Comics series. 

My First MoCCA:  A Personal Take

Judging by the scene I dove into at yesterday’s MoCCA Fest, the appetite for, and practice of comics and cartoons is booming. The place (the Metropolitan West on West 46th Street) was at capacity, loud and energized. I took in the must-see Cartooning For Peace exhibit on the second floor (curated by The New Yorker cartoonist, Liza Donnelly) then immediately ran into Dick Buchanan (who for quite some time has been sharing his voluminous cartoon file via Mike Lynch’s site). Mr. Buchanan had told me earlier in the week  that he’d be at the fest, and would bring along a copy of a book I’d never seen before:  Bernard Wiseman’s Cartoon Countdown (published in 1959). Mr. Wiseman contributed 197 cartoons to The New Yorker, from April 19, 1947 – June 11. 1960.

In the pr copy on the first page:

This is the first book of cartoons devoted exclusively  to he Conquest of Space. Let the Russians Match That! 

(to the right: The Cartooning For Peace Exhibit)

With  thanks to Mr. Buchanan for Cartoon Countdown, it was on to a tour of the fest.

 

  The illustrator Tom Bloom was seen engaged in conversation with an exhibitor, the illustrator/educator, Steve Guernaccia blew by (he’s hard to miss, sartorially). The multitude of people, of tables laden with products bearing graphic images, posters, cards, etc., etc., was astounding. Along with me on the tour was one of my co-panelists, Danny Shanahan.  We were moving along at a good pace with the flow of the crowd when a familiar book cover on the New York Review Comics table got our attention: Saul Steinberg’s recently reissued Labyrinth (also on the table were a number of Maira Kalaman titles).  I bet Steinberg would’ve enjoyed the scene passing by his book.

Closing in on the slotted time for our panel with Mort Gerberg, we headed over to Ink48 on 11th Avenue, where the panels took place. Ran into Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery  who reminded us that Mark Alan Stamaty was signing his anniversary edition of MacDoodle Street.

Co-panelist Bob Eckstein awaited us in the Garamond Room, where we were soon joined by Marisa Acocella, and the man of the hour, Mort Gerberg. Spotted in our audience were New Yorker contributors,  R. Sikoryak, and Sophia Warren, as well as friend to all comics creators, Karen Greene of Columbia University. Below photos of the panel courtesy of Mr. Nadler (l-r, Danny Shanahan, Bob Eckstein, myself, Marisa Acocella, and Mr. Gerberg).

One of the fun things to come out of paneling with colleagues is the unexpected nugget or two of New Yorker history. As he discussed selling his first cartoon to The New Yorker back in 1965 , Mr. Gerberg told us — and this is something I had never heard, and didn’t realize was even possible — that he had talked the then art editor, James Geraghty into allowing what was supposed to be a bought idea of Mr. Gerberg’s to become a bought drawing. New Yorker history buffs know that it was routine at the magazine back then to buy ideas and give them to established cartoonists. It’s quite a thing that Mr. Gerberg, with his first sale to the magazine, was not only able to buck that well-entrenched system, but to deliver the full page below (published in October 20,1965).

  After our panel concluded we panelists stayed in the same room to attend the next panel,  “Professional Development 101: Art Directors Roundtable.” How could we not –it included our very own cartoon editor, Emma Allen. As we moved into the audience we spotted fellow colleagues, Kendra Allenby, Tracey Berglund, and cartoonist, Marc Bilgrey. Ms. Allen was joined by Matt Lubchansky (of The Nib), Alexandra Zsigmond (formerly The New York Times), Will Varner (formerly Buzzfeed), and artist/educator, Viktor Koen, who moderated.  The “101” in the panel title was accurate — we heard what the scene was like for today’s beginning illustrator/artists trying to break in. One piece of advice from Ms. Allen that stood out for me:  something that would make her laugh while looking at [written and drawn] humor for four hours in a day, had an excellent shot.

By the way, the place was packed.

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David Sipress On A Harvard Protest In 1969

Mr. Sipress, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998, has a Personal History piece on newyorker.com: “Fake News, 1969: My Slightly Infamous Role In The Harvard Antiwar Protests”

 

 

The Tilley Watch Online, April 1-5, 2019; Reminder: MoCCA Weekend Kicks Off Today!

The Daily contributing New Yorker cartoonists this week: Christopher Weyant & Ellis Rosen (a dual effort), Pat Byrnes, Eli Dreyfus & Dan Abromowitz (another dual effort), Brendan Loper, and Kendra Allenby. 

 

New Yorker cartoonists contributing to Daily Shouts this week: John Klossner,  Emily Flake, Dan Abromowitz (with Eugenia Viti), Colin Stokes & Jason Adam Katzenstein (a dual effort).

 

 

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Reminder: MoCCA Fest 19 Begins Today!

Check out the Spill’s piece about the New Yorker folks you can expect to see this weekend.

 

 

Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Eli Dreyfus; Liza Donnelly Curates MoCCA Int’l Cartoon Exhibit “Drawing Across Borders”; Seth At The Strand

Today’s Daily — basketball plus — is by Eli Dreyfus ,who first contributed to The New Yorker (as part of a duo, with Dan Abromowitz) in 2015.

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Donnelly Curates Int’l Cartoon Exhibit: “Drawing Across Borders”

Liza Donnelly has curated an exhibit of work by a number of international cartoonists from the organization, Cartooning for Peace. The work can be seen in the Gallery at the upcoming MoCCA Fest.  All the info here.

And Note: There’ll be panel discussion, moderated by Ms. Donnelly,  at noon on Saturday.  Panelists: Michel Kichka, Jeff Danziger, and Ann Telnaes. (Info found through the above link).

Further Reading: here’s an article from Bedford + Bowery about the exhibit

(drawing above by the celebrated French artist, Jean Plantu)

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Seth At The Strand

Gil Roth (whose Virtual Memories Show podcast has included a number of cartoonists) will interview the cartoonist, Seth (aka Gregory Gallant) May 7th ( the occasion is his release of Seth’s latest book, Clyde Fans).  Info here!

 

New Yorker Artists At MoCCA Fest 2019

Here are all of the New Yorker artists you’ll be able to see at the upcoming MoCCA Fest. I’ll add late additions, if any.

And here’s the website where you’ll find a schedule of events.  Also appearing at the festival is The New Yorker‘s cartoon editor, Emma Allen, and yours truly.

Top row: left to right: Liana Finck, Marisa Acocella, Danny Shanahan, Liza Donnelly, Bob Eckstein

Middle row: Mark Alan Stamaty, Marcellus Hall, Tim Hamilton, Peter Kuper, Gabrielle Bell

Bottom row: Joe Ciardiello, Mort Gerberg, Emily Flake,  Jason Chatfield