From Connecticut Magazine, March 31, 2014, “When The New Yorker Moved to Connecticut; Westport a Hotbed for Covers”
Left: Garrett Price‘s cover for the December 19, 1947 issue
Here’s all the info about the upcoming MoCCA Arts fest taking place this April 5th & 6th. Browsing through the information on the site, I noted that Liana Finck (signing her new book, A Bintel Brief), Shannon Wheeler, Peter Kuper and Francoise Mouly will be in attendance.
Who would’ve thought it: two Ink Spill appearances by Truman Capote in less than a month (see the March 15th post “Truman Capote and New Yorker Cartoons”). Portraits and Observations is due out from Random House April 23.
From the publisher’s notes:
Portraits and Observations is the first volume devoted solely to all the essays ever published by this most beloved of writers. Included are such masterpieces of narrative nonfiction as “The Muses Are Heard” and the short nonfiction novel “Handcarved Coffins,” as well as many long-out-of-print essays, including portraits of Mae West, Humphrey Bogart, and Marilyn Monroe. From his travel sketches of Brooklyn, New Orleans, and Hollywood, written when he was twenty-two, to the author’s last written words, “Remembering Willa Cather,” composed the day before his death in 1984…
And from Peter Kuper, Drawn To New York (with an introduction by New Yorker cover artist, Eric Drooker), is out June 1st from PM Press.
From the publisher’s note:
A declaration of love to Peter Kuper’s adoptive city in which he has lived since 1977, this diary is a vibrant survey of New York City’s history. Through Kuper’s illustrations, this book depicts a climb to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge, the homeless living in Times Square, roller skaters in Central Park, the impact of September 11, the luxury of Wall Street, street musicians, and other scenes unique to the city.
With The Society of Illustrators as co-presenters, MoCCA’s Arts Festival returns for 2013 with its traditional mix of special guests and events. Among those in the festival whose work has appeared in The New Yorker are Jules Feiffer, Peter Kuper, the illustrator Arnold Roth and cover artist Peter de Seve. The event is this coming Saturday and Sunday (April 6th & 7th at the 69th Regiment Armory at 68 Lexington Ave., NYC).
For all the information on the festival, including Special Guests, Events, a floor plan of the booths, all participants, and more, link here.