Here are a few books from New Yorker artists heading our way, some sooner than later:
All’s Fair In Love And War: The Ultimate Cartoon Book, edited by Bob Eckstein, and featuring a cast of thousands (well actually 39 cartoonists). Princeton Architectural Press. Out October 20, 2020. The third title in the Ultimate Cartoon Book series edited by Mr. Eckstein, a New Yorker contributor since 2007. (*full disclosure: my work appears in the book).
A Wealth Of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection, by Harry Bliss & Steve Martin. Celadon Books. Out November 17, 2020. Mr. Bliss (drawing) and Mr. Martin (writing) have been teaming up as of late. This’ll showcase the fruits of their labor. Mr. Bliss began contributing to The New Yorker in 1994.
In: A Graphic Novel, by Will McPhail, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Out in May of 2021. Mr. McPhail began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014. From the publisher:
“Nick, a young illustrator, can’t shake the feeling that there is some hidden realm of human interaction beyond his reach.”
Crumb’s World, by Robert Crumb. David Zwirner Books. Out January 19, 2021. Mr. Crumb began contributing to The New Yorker in 1994. From the publisher:
“… a slice of Crumb’s unique universe, this book features a wide array of printed matter culled from the artist’s five-decade career—tear sheets of drawings and comics taken directly from the publications where the works first appeared, magazine and album covers, broadsides from the 1960s and 1970s, tabloids from San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, Oakland, Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and other counterculture enclaves, as well as exhibition ephemera.”
Today’s Daily cartoon — Trump awash — is by Peter Kuper. Mr. Kuper began contributing to The New Yorker in 1993. Link to his website here.
Crumb & Nancy
The other day we saw several photos of Robert Crumb in NYC holding up a copy of the forthcoming anthology, The Book Of Weirdo. Mr. Crumb also held up and endorsed the lauded How To Read Nancy by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden.
(photo courtesy of Paul Karasik via Drew Friedman).
In an email conversation with Mr. Karasik regarding Mr. Crumb’s work he recommended I watch this hour-long panel discussion, “Crumb, Race and Gender” at MICE (Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo).
Mr. Karasik began contributing his work to The New Yorker in 1999.
A GoFundMe Campaign For Gahan Wilson
There is a GoFundMe campaign for the great New Yorker, Playboy, and National Lampoon cartoonist Gahan Wilson, who is suffering from severe dementia.
Mr. Wilson began sharing his wonderfully peculiar world with The New Yorker’s readership in 1976. Below, one of his covers.
Link here to see more of his work.
Book Launch Reminder: Wertz’s Tenements, Towers & Trash
A book launch for Ms. Wertz’s book will be held October 5th at the Powerhouse Arena. All the info here! Joining Ms. Wertz will be two New Yorker colleagues, Emily Flake and Liana Finck
R. Crumb: From the Underground to Genesis
Due December 26th, 2017 from IDW Publishing, R. Crumb: From the Underground to Genesis.
From F,S & G in November, Cartoon County. An excerpt of this book recently appeared in Vanity Fair. The author, Mr. Murphy, is the editor at large at that publication.
From Publisher’s Weekly: “Immensely evocative . . . [Murphy] writes with a personable mix of affection and realism that offers a vivid sense of what it was like to . . . be a working cartoonist in the decades following WWII.”
The Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery will exhibit “R. Crumb: Early Works, 1965 – 1967″ Details here.
Mr. Crumb’s New Yorker debut was a cover for the 1994 anniversary issue. His cover, titled “Elvis Tilley” marked the first break in the magazine’s sixty-eight year old tradition of running Rea Irvin’s classic Eustace Tilley on the cover of the anniversary issue. (For more on Tilley’s anniversary appearances go here to a piece I wrote for newyorker.com back in 2008)
…here’s a short video for the blog, Skillshare featuring Liza Donnelly. A link to a longer interview with her can be found on the site.
…Link here to this interview of interest: “New Yorker Cartoonist Victoria Roberts: Write at Home in San Miguel”
…Here’s an article from Nieman Lab, “Video is giving The New Yorker a way to reach new readers without turning off existing diehards” (the newyorker.com‘s Cartoon Lounge is briefly mentioned).
Finally, this short piece from a Hudson Valley (NY) publication, Chronogram, “Parting Shot: Michael Crawford”
It’s going to be awhile before this appears in bookstores (April of 2016) but the wait will be worth it. Here’s a description from the publisher (Fantagraphics):
The Realist was a legendary satirical periodical that ran from 1958 to 2001 and published some of the most incendiary cartoons that ever appeared in an American magazine. The Realist Cartoons collects, for the first time, the best, the wittiest, and the most provocative drawings that appeared in its pages, including work by R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, S. Clay Wilson, Jay Lynch, Trina Robbins, Mort Gerberg, Jay Kinney, Richard Guindon, Nicole Hollander, Skip Williamson, and many others.
Here’s a really nice interview with Jules Feiffer from The Wall Street Journal (by way of Bado’s blog).
If you happen to be in the vicinity of St. Augustine, Florida on June 30th, you’re in luck, because Mick Stevens, one of the funniest New Yorker cartoonists on the planet will be showing his work and speaking about “The Batch” [a collective term for the drawings a cartoonist submits weekly to the magazine. Link here to see my complete New Yorker cartoonists glossary]
Mick posted the following on Face Book this morning:
I’ll be speaking briefly (20 Slides, 20 seconds per slide) at Pecha Kucha nite here in St. Aug. on June 30. Details.