Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Peter Kuper; Crumb & Nancy; A GoFundMe Campaign for Gahan Wilson

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.

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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.

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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; Books Of Interest: R. Crumb: From the Underground to Genesis; Cartoon County: My Father and His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe

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

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 R. Crumb: From the Underground to Genesis

Due December 26th, 2017 from IDW Publishing, R. Crumb: From the Underground to Genesis.  

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Cartoon County

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.”

 

Exhibit of Interest: R. Crumb’s Early Work; More Spills with Liza Donnelly, Victoria Roberts, Michael Crawford, and a Piece on newyorker.com’s Videos

zap_1-210x300The 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)

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More Spills Icon Editedhere’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. LD Skillshare

 

 

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Link here to this interview of interest:  “New Yorker Cartoonist Victoria Roberts: Write at Home in San Miguel”

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…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).

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Finally, this short piece from a Hudson Valley (NY) publication, Chronogram, “Parting Shot: Michael Crawford”

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Book of Interest: The Realist Cartoons; Feiffer at 86; Mick Stevens Talks Batch

RealistIt’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.

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MN-AJ408_FEIFFE_J_20150615154339 Here’s a really nice interview with Jules Feiffer from The Wall Street Journal (by way of Bado’s blog).

 

 

 

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The BatchIf 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.