Otto Soglow (pictured above) Born, Yorkville, NY, December 23, 1900. Died in NYC, April 1975. New Yorker work: 1925 -1974.Key collections: Pretty Pictures ( Farrar & Rinehart, 1931) and for fans of Soglow’s Little King; The Little King (Farrar & Rinehart, 1933) and The Little King ( John Martin’s House, Inc., 1945). The latter Little King is an illustrated storybook. Cartoon Monarch / Otto Soglow & The Little King (IDW, 2012) is an excellent compendium.
A Q&A of Interest: Julia Wertz
From Julia Wertz’s website, this fun Q&A. Ms. Wertz began contributing to The New Yorker in 2015.
Pictures At An Exhibition From Mike Lynch and Jane Mattimoe
Jane Mattimoe attended the Mort Gerberg exhibit this past week. She’s posted a bunch of photos on her site. You can see them here.
Mike Lynch also attended and posted a number of pix on his website. Here’s one I particularly like:
New Yorker Cartoon Collection of Interest: Ice Breakers: A New Yorker Book of Cartoons
The above cover caught my attention when posted on Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery the other day. There are a lot — a whole lot — of custom New Yorker cartoon collections out there but this one, published in 2005, is as Mr. Nadler notes, slightly different than the others. Read about it here.
Below: The Index Of Artists from Ice Breakers, courtesy of Attempted Bloggery. Usually these Indexes are accurate, but this one has at least one omission (it’s missing one cartoonist — alright, it’s me –whose work is included). When I get hold of a copy I’ll dig into it and see if there are any more).
Fave Photo Of The Day: Liza Donnelly & Carolita Johnson
The maestro of Attempted Bloggery forwarded this photo from last night’s book event at Books Are Magic celebrating the publication of Liza Donnelly illustrated, Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are. She was joined in conversation by New Yorker colleague, Carolita Johnson (on the left, with dog on lap).