5 Questions for Roz Chast; Bloomingdale’s Cartoon Collection; Further news of The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) & The Society of Illustrators

From The Horn Book, August 2, 2012, “Five Questions for Roz Chast”   From American Enterprise, August 9, 2012, “Seeing artistry in Alfred Bloomingdale’s Cartoon Collection”   From The Comics Journal (TCJ), August 9, 2012, Michael Dean continues his fine coverage with “MoCCA Gets a New Lease on Life at Society of Illustrators”

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Peter Steiner illustrates; Mark Singer on Edward Koren’s 50th anniversary; Aline-Kominsky Crumb @ MoCCA; Fiction Writers Review blog adds cartoons; Addams Family costumes; Science Cracking the Humor Code?; Audio interview: Liza Donnelly; Mankoff & Co. on dreamed cartoons

  From Speaker System, “10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said” (W. W. Norton & Co.) This new book by Charles Wheelan is illustrated by the one and only Peter Steiner.  Visit your neighborhood online book seller for a peek inside.   From newyorker.com, June 1, 2012, “Ed Koren Arrives” — Mark Singer on Mr. Koren’s 50th anniversary

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New York Times: The demise of sports cartoons; Bob Staake at USC; Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art Fest 2012

Richard Sandomir has written a great (but sad) piece for The New York Times on the demise of sports cartooning, “Lost Occupation, Lost Art  as Sports Cartooning Declines” — sorry, no link:  check out the NYTs homepage, scroll down to INSIDE NYTS.COM and look for the sports illustration.   From dailytrojan.com, April 19, 2012, “Cartoonist Bob Staake began his career

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