Fave Photo(s) Of The Day: Drew Friedman And Robert Crumb

Here are a couple of fun photos, taken in NYC yesterday: On the left is Drew Friedman, and on the right is Robert Crumb.  What brought them together is the book Mr. Crumb is holding, The Book Of Weirdo, an anthology of Weirdo magazine (created by Mr. Crumb in 1981, it was published until 1993).

The anthology is coming this Spring from Last Gasp. Mr. Friedman did the cover and wrote the intro; the anthology itself is edited by Jon B. Cooke.  More photos here.

Both Mr. Friedman and Mr. Crumb began contributing their work to The New Yorker in 1994.

(photos courtesy of Mr. Friedman)

 

Mr. Bliss Goes To Washington; Cartoon Companion Rates Latest New Yorker Cartoons; Celebrity Cartoon Captioning Continues; Chatfield & Dooley’s Latest Podcast; Happy 75th, Mr. Crumb

Mr. Bliss Goes To Washington

Harry Bliss will take part in a presentation as well as sign books at this years Library of Congress National Book Festival. Details here.

Mr. Bliss has been contributing covers and cartoons to The New Yorker since 1998.

Visit Mr. Bliss’s website here.

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Cartoon Companion Rates Latest New Yorker Cartoons

If it’s Thursday it’s Cartoon Companion day. The CC‘s “Max” and “Simon” (they’ve chosen not to use their real names) take a look at the very latest cartoons in print. Read it here. 

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Celebrity Cartoon Captioning Continues

From Viewing NYC, August 30, 2018, “Watch Comedian Nick Kroll Caption New Yorker Cartoons On The Spot”

— the newyorker.com series carries on with this enjoyable episode. Good job, Mr. Kroll.

For the record: the drawings shown are (in order of appearance) by: Liam Walsh (chainsaws), Tom Cheney (large poultry), Corey Pandolph (subway cars at bar), Liam Walsh (alley stick ’em up), Will McPhail (ice fishing), Kaamran Hafeez (cowboys), Frank Cotham (invisible man on sofa), Tom Cheney (monster sofa), and David Borchart (beavers).  Perhaps the captioning celebs could identify the artists in coming episodes?

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Chatfield & Dooley’s Latest “Is There Something In This?” Podcast

Listen in as Mr. Chatfield, a New Yorker newbie (his first cartoon appeared in the July 10th, 2017 issue), and Mr. Dooley, according to the official description, “ruminate on New Yorker cartoon ideas over a couple of beers…” Link here.

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Happy 75th, Mr. Crumb

It’s Robert Crumb’s 75th birthday. Mr. Crumb has been contributing on and off to the New Yorker since 1994. His “Elvis Tilley” cover (above) for the magazine published during the Tina Brown years broke the 68 year string of Rea Irvin Eustace Tilley cover anniversary appearances.

 

Book of Interest… Peter Kuper: Conversations

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Due this October From University Press of Mississippi, Peter Kuper: Conversations.

From the publisher’s description:

Along with two dozen images, this volume features ten lively, informative interviews with Kuper, including a career-spanning lengthy new interview. The book also includes a quartet of revealing interviews with underground comix legends Robert Crumb and Vaughn Bode, Mad magazine publisher William Gaines, and Jack Kirby, co-creator of mainstream superheroes from the Avengers to the Fantastic Four. These interviews were conducted by Kuper and fellow artist Seth Tobocman in the early 1970s, when they were teenagers.

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From Mr. Kuper’s “New Yorker Cartoonist A-Z” entry on Ink Spill:

Peter Kuper  Born, 1958, Summit, New Jersey.  NYer work: June 6, 2011 – . Website: peterkuper.com  And for more biographical information, visit his Wikipedia page.

R. Crumb: “…Born Weird”; Kim Warp Does The Daily Cartoon

CrumbFrom The Guardian, April 24, 2016, this interview, “Robert Crumb: ‘I Was Born Weird'”

 

 

 

 

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The fabulous Kim Warp is now in charge of The New Yorker‘s Daily Cartoon.  See her Daily work here.

 

Ms. Warp’s website.

Her New Yorker work as seen on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.

Below, a Warp cartoon from the April 6th 2015 New Yorker

Warp April 2015

Book of Interest: Masterful Marks / Cartoonists Who Changed the World

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Coming out this September from Simon & Schuster, Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World by Monte Beauchamp (included are a Charles Addams bio by Marc Rosenthal  and a Robert Crumb bio by Drew Friedman).

From the publisher’s website:

In a first-of-its-kind collection, award-winning illustrators celebrate the lives of the visionary artists who created the world of comic art and altered pop culture forever.

From the Publishers Weekly review:

Former Blab editor Monte Beauchamp tasked 16 cartoonists with the creation of graphic portraits of the medium’s biggest legends, from Superman’s Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster to the “father of manga,” Osama Tezuka. Sadly, the list of greats lacks women, reinforcing the erroneous idea that there weren’t any prominent female cartoonists active during the period covered. The artists’ approaches to biography are as diverse as the subject matter; their best work avoids straight biographical exposition.

 

Link to Publishers Weekly review.

Link to Simon & Schusters Masterful Marks page.

In a first-of-its-kind collection, award-winning illustrators celebrate the lives of the visionary artists who created the world of comic art and altered pop culture forever.

No one has told the story of comic art in its own medium, until now. In Masterful Marks, top illustrators—including Drew Friedman, Nora Krug, Denis Kitchen, and Peter Kuper—reveal how sixteen visionary cartoonists overcame massive financial, political, and personal challenges to create a new form of art that now defines our world. – See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Masterful-Marks/Monte-Beauchamp/9781451649192#sthash.1aiFaou0.dpuf

In a first-of-its-kind collection, award-winning illustrators celebrate the lives of the visionary artists who created the world of comic art and altered pop culture forever.

No one has told the story of comic art in its own medium, until now. In Masterful Marks, top illustrators—including Drew Friedman, Nora Krug, Denis Kitchen, and Peter Kuper—reveal how sixteen visionary cartoonists overcame massive financial, political, and personal challenges to create a new form of art that now defines our world. – See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Masterful-Marks/Monte-Beauchamp/9781451649192#sthash.1aiFaou0.dpuf

In a first-of-its-kind collection, award-winning illustrators celebrate the lives of the visionary artists who created the world of comic art and altered pop culture forever.

No one has told the story of comic art in its own medium, until now. In Masterful Marks, top illustrators—including Drew Friedman, Nora Krug, Denis Kitchen, and Peter Kuper—reveal how sixteen visionary cartoonists overcame massive financial, political, and personal challenges to create a new form of art that now defines our world. – See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Masterful-Marks/Monte-Beauchamp/9781451649192#sthash.1aiFaou0.dpuf