Mid-Week Round-Up

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Bob Mankoff, The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, has been busy lately, traveling hither and yon, leaving radio interviews, print interviews and articles in his wake. Here’s a sampling:

From swarthmore.edu, November 4, 2014, “Getting Serious About Funny Business: Robert Mankoff on Cartoons and  Psychology”

Radio interview, wabe.org, November 4, 2014, “Robert Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker”

From mlive. November 5, 2014, “The New Yorker’s cartoon editor Bob Mankoff talks about his funny job.”

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Roz Chast, who has been enjoying a Fall of accolades for her memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, has another: From poets.org, November 5, 2014, “Award-winning Cartoonist Roz Chast Selected by Chip Kidd to Design the Official National Poetry Month 2015 Poster”

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Scribner will publish, according to its own pr, “a book not for everyone”  by Matt DiffeeHand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People is due May 12, 2015.

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Finally, here’s a clip of the Bob Mankoff/Roz Chast conversation from the recent New Yorker Festival.

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Eckstein’s Bookstores of NY to be a Book; Roz Chast among Kirkus Award Winners

 

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Bob Eckstein, New Yorker cartoonist and author of the wonderful History of the Snowman, has signed a deal for a book based on his recent New Yorker two parter on book stores in New York. Here’s more info from Galley Cat

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From startribune.com, October 23, 2014, “Cartoonist Roz Chast Wins $50,000 as winner of Kirkus Prize, a new literary award”

New Online Video series features New Yorker Cartoon Editor; Feiffer & Chast Sign & Speak at The Strand

loungeToday’s weekly blog from The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor features  what promises to be a recurring feature, The Cartoon Lounge, a video shot in Bob Mankoff’s office at the magazine’s Times Square address (for those interested in New Yorker minutia, the actual cartoonists lounge, where cartoonists gather weekly before sitting down with the editor, is just a few feet away from the office seen in the video).

 

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From conventionscene.com, October 21, 2014, ” NYC — Legendary Cartoonists Sign”

— what’s sure to be an interesting event. Scheduled for November 12th @7:30.