Article Of Interest: Kenneth Mahood
From The Daily Cartoonist, February 4, 2020, by D.D. Degg. “Kenneth Mahood Is A Senior Stripper”
Mr. Mahood (shown above in a photo taken in 2013) contributed to The New Yorker from 1951 through 1996. Above center: a 1958 Mahood cartoon collection. Above right: a Mahood New Yorker cover, June 18, 1966. Below, his distinctive signature.
Blitt On Trump’s State Of The Union Appearance
Go here to see the latest Blitt’s Kvetchbook. Mr. Blitt’s first New Yorker cartoon appeared in 2006. His latest book, published in 2017, appears above. Visit his website here.
Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon
J.A.K. on the Iowa Caucus results. Mr. K. began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014. His latest book, shown above, Everything Is An Emergency, will be out in June.
Note: Mr. K is also today’s Daily Shouts cartoonist: “Comments-Section Success Stories”
Bliss & Martin’s “A Wealth Of Pigeons” Listed
The expected collection of collaborative efforts from Harry Bliss and funny man Steve Martin is now listed on the MacMillan website. Sorry, no cover yet. The book will be out this November from Caledon Books.
From the publisher’s site, a quote from Mr. Martin, followed by the the publisher’s description of the book.
“I’ve always looked upon cartooning as comedy’s last frontier. I have done stand-up, sketches, movies, monologues, awards show introductions, sound bites, blurbs, talk show appearances, and tweets, but the idea of a one-panel image with or without a caption mystified me. I felt like, yeah, sometimes I’m funny, but there are these other weird freaks who are actually funny. You can understand that I was deeply suspicious of these people who are actually funny.”
So writes the multitalented comedian Steve Martin in his introduction to A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection. In order to venture into this lauded territory of cartooning, he partnered with the heralded New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss. Steve shared caption and cartoon ideas, Harry provided impeccable artwork, and together they created this collection of humorous cartoons and comic strips, with amusing commentary about their collaboration throughout.