Fave Photo Of The Day: Leighton, Kaplan & Chast; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Amy Hwang’s Daily Shouts

Fave Photo Of The Day

From last night’s Ultimate Cartoon Book Of Book Cartoons event at NYC’s Grolier Club.  L-r: Robert Leighton, Bruce Eric Kaplan, and Roz Chast (missing from the photo: the book’s editor, Bob Eckstein).

Robert Leighton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002. Bruce Kaplan in 1991, and Roz Chast in 1978, Bob Eckstein in 2007.

The Ultimate Cartoon Book Of Book Cartoons, published by Princeton Architectural Press, was released this April. 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Cath, via Bob Eckstein

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The Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Avi Steinberg on last night’s Democratic debate. Mr. Steinberg began contributing to The New Yorker in 2012.

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Daily Shouts

Yesterday’s Daily Shouts: Amy Hwang’s “Ways My Life Changed After I Started Exercising”

Ms. Hwang began contributing to The New Yorker in 2010.

Cover Revealed For “Everyone’s A Critic: The Ultimate Cartoon Book”; Fave Photo Of The Day: Eckstein, Downes, Borchart; Flake’s Hug Book; Shannon Wheeler’s “Why Did We Trust Him?”; Moment Magazine’s “Have I Got A Cartoon For You!”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: J.A.K.

The second in a series (the first: The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons), Everyone’s A Critic: The Ultimate Cartoon Book, edited by Bob Eckstein, published by Princeton Architectural Press, will be available October 22nd.

From the publisher: We are all critics now. From social media “likes” to reviews on Yelp and Rotten Tomatoes, we’re constantly asked to give our opinion and offer feedback. Everyone’s a Critic is a curated collection of the best and brightest New Yorker cartoonists celebrating the art of the drawn critique, whether about restaurants, art, sports, dates, friends, or modern life. Featuring the work of thirty-six masters of the cartoon, including Roz Chast, Sam Gross, Nick Downes, Liza Donnelly, Bob Mankoff, Michael Maslin, and Mick Stevens, over half the cartoons in this book appear in print for the first time.

(Cover drawing by Danny Shanahan).

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Fave Photo Of The Day: Eckstein, Downes, and Borchart

From last night’s event at Word Bookstore for The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons. Seated, l-r, Bob Eckstein, Nick Downes, and David Borchart.

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Flake’s Hug Book

Emily Flake’s next book, That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug  is due October 15 from Viking.

From the publisher: Emily Flake–keen observer of human behavior and life’s less-than-triumphant moments–codifies the most common awkward hugs that have plagued us all (sadly, multiple times).

Ms. Flake began contributing to The New Yorker in 2008.  Visit her website here.

 

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Shannon Wheeler’s “Why Did We Trust Him?”

Shannon Wheeler’s latest, from Top Shelf Productions, Why Did We Trust Him? is due out August 20th.

From the publisher: Shannon Wheeler unloads a new set of top notch cartoons in this premium collection… Wheeler demonstrates what won him a couple of Eisner Awards with a more personal set of single panel comics. Relationships, social norms, cats, dogs, food, and himself, are all targets of his urbane wit.

Mr. Wheeler began contributing to The New Yorker in May of 2009. Visit his website here.

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From Moment Magazine: Have I Got A Cartoon For You!

Due October 10th, from Moment Books, edited by a former New Yorker cartoon editor (now the Esquire cartoon editor).

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

Today’s Daily cartoon, by J.A.K. (Jason Adam Katzenstein), is Elizabeth Warren-centric. Mr. K. began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014. 

 

The New Year’s Cartoon Books…So Far

This looks to be a fun year for New Yorker cartoon aficionados, with a number of books already listed. Some have cover art, some don’t; some have more descriptive material from the publisher than others, at least one has no descriptive text at all…yet. All books are listed in chronological order:


The Ultimate Cartoon Book Of Book Cartoons
, edited by Bob Eckstein (Princeton Architectural Press). April 2, 2019. A classic cartoon anthology. From the publisher:

“This exuberant collection of cartoons is an enthusiastic love letter to books and bookstores. The cartoons celebrate and critique the literary world through the work of thirty-three of the masters of cartoon art …”


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Why Don’t you Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother’s Suggestions by Patricia Marx and Roz Chast (Celedon Books) April 2, 2019. Ms. Marx and Ms. Chast join forces once again. “…One-line witticisms from [Ms. Marx] accompanied by [Ms. Chast’s] full color illustrations…”

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Why Did We Trust Him? by Shannon Wheeler (Top Shelf Productions) August 20, 2019. According to his publisher, this collection is “a more personal set of single panel comics.”

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Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, And Notes To Self by Liana Finck (Random House Trade Paperbacks) September 24, 2019. The cover art isn’t available yet. But here’s some of the publisher’s text:

Excuse Me assembles more than 500 of her most loved cartoons from Instagram and The New Yorker over the past few years, in such distinctive chapters as Love & Dating; Gender & Other Politics; Animals; Art & Myth-Making; Humanity; Time, Space, and How to Navigate Them; Strangeness, Shyness, Sadness; and Notes to Self.

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Big She Bang by Marisa Acocella (Harper Wave) October 15, 2019.

Cover art not yet available. Here’s what her publisher has to say about the book:

New Yorker cartoonist Marisa Acocella tells an alternate her-story of the world in a new brilliant graphic book. Narrated by God the Mother and featuring all of the bad-ass women who have been relegated to footnotes, or worse, vilified for daring to speak their minds, The Big She-Bang goes head to head with the big “book written by men about a bunch of men” to tell it like it is.

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Everyone’s A Critic, edited by Bob Eckstein (Princeton Architectural Press). October 22, 2019

Cover art not yet available, nor is there any text from the publisher. However, I think it’s safe to say that this collection will be filled with the work of New Yorker cartoonists, just like Mr. Eckstein’s Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons mentioned at the top of this post.