Books On The Horizon; Reviewed: The Ultimate Cartoon Book Of Book Cartoons; Fave Photo Of The Day: Donnelly In Cuba; New Cartoon Collection Of Interest: Kaamran Hafeez

Two books to look forward to within the next twelve months… both series-esque. No graphics for either yet.

In January of 2020, the team of Patricia Marx and Roz Chast return with You Can Only Yell At Me For One Thing At A Time: Rules For Couples. From Celadon Books, also publisher of the just released Marx-Chast collaboration).

And in October of this year, from Princeton Architectural Press, the second  Ultimate Cartoon  collection, edited by Bob Eckstein: Everyone’s A Critic: More Cartoons By The World’s Greatest Cartoonists.

Speaking of the Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons, here’s a review from The Columbus Dispatch.

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Fave Photo Of The Day: Donnelly In Cuba

Ms. Donnelly, a New Yorker cartoonist since 1982, seems of late to always be in some other place. This week she’s in Cuba as a jurist for Cuba’s International Humor Festival. She’s shown above, third from left, with fellow jurists standing in front of the Museo Del Humor in San Antonio.

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New Cartoon Collection of Interest: Kaamran Hafeez

This title escaped my attention until this afternoon (thanks to Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery for letting me know). It came out just a few weeks ago, published by Authorhouse.

Mr. Hafeez began contributing to The New Yorker in 2010.  Link to his website here.

 

A Thurber Scarf; Book Event Of Interest: Marx, Chast, And Flake; Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Lucas Adams

From Attempted Bloggery, this Thurber “lawn scarf”  — Read about it here!

Thurber’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

James Thurber (pictured above) Born, Columbus, Ohio, December 8, 1894. Died 1961, New York City. New Yorker work: 1927 -1961, with several pieces run posthumously.  According to the New Yorker’s legendary editor, William Shawn, “In the early days, a small company of writers, artists, and editors — E.B. White, James Thurber, Peter Arno, and Katharine White among them — did more to make the magazine what it is than can be measured.”  

Key cartoon collection: The Seal in the Bedroom and Other Predicaments (Harper & Bros., 1932). Key anthology (writings & drawings): The Thurber Carnival (Harper & Row, 1945). There have been a number of Thurber biographies. Burton Bernstein’s Thurber (Dodd, Mead, 1975) and Harrison Kinney’s James Thurber: His Life and Times (Henry Holt & Co., 1995)  are essential. A short bio appears on the Thurber House website: http://www.thurberhouse.org/about-james-thurber/

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Book Event of interest: Marx, Chast, and Flake

Continuing their book tour for Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?  New Yorker contributors Patricia Marx and Roz Chast will be at Books Are Magic on April 2nd. They’ll be joined by New Yorker cartoonist, Emily Flake (my thanks to Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery for alerting me to this event). 

(Above, l-r: Marx, Chast, Flake)

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

Lucas Adams is today’s Daily cartoonist with a waking Mr. Met.

Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Jason Adam Katzenstein; Rejected! With JAK And Jeremy Nguyen; More Mort (Gerberg); Another Side Of…Tim Hamilton

Today’s Daily cartoon — Spring-centric — is by Jason Adam Katzenstein (aka JAK).  Mr. Katzenstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014. 

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Rejected! With JAK and Jeremy Nguyen

This coming Sunday, March 24th,  JAK and Jeremy Nguyen are part of a night “celebrating rejection.” All the info here. 

Mr. Nguyen began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017. Link to his website here.

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More Mort (Gerberg)

Two items of interest:

Firstly, This photo essay from Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery who visited the Gerberg retrospective at the New York Historical Society. 

And Secondly:

From the Gothamist, March 21, 2019, “Sketchy Interviews:  New Yorker Cartoonist Mort Gerberg”

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Link here to the New York Historical Society.

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Another Side Of…Tim Hamilton

From Comicsbeat, March 21, 2019, “Exclusive Preview: Tim Hamilton’s Rabbit Who Fights #4 debuting at MoCCA”

Mr. Hamilton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

Happy 89th Gahan Wilson!; A Soglow Scarf On Attempted Bloggery; A Q&A Of Interest: Julia Wertz; Pictures At An Exhibition: Booth, Gross, Harris, Roth, Blechman, & More

A Most Happy Birthday to Gahan Wilson, born on this day in 1930.

Mr. Wilson began contributing to The New Yorker in 1977. Link here to his website.

As well as The New Yorker, Mr. Wilson’s work is closely associated with The National Lampoon and Playboy.

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A Soglow Scarf On Attempted Bloggery

Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery continues its look at cartoon-covered accessories. Today it’s a circus themed scarf by the one and only Otto Soglow. Mr. Soglow began contributing to The New Yorker in 1925. He is fondly remembered for his creation, The Little King.

Here’s Otto Soglow’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:

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.

Above: Soglow’s 1933 collection, The Little King

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A Q&A of Interest: Julia Wertz

Above: Ms. Wertz’s celebrated book.

From Julia Wertz’s website, this fun Q&A. Ms. Wertz began contributing to The New Yorker in 2015.

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Pictures At An Exhibition From Mike Lynch and Jane Mattimoe

L-R: Jane Mattimoe, George Booth, Felipe Galindo, Sidney Harris, and Andrea Arroyo

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:

Two titans of the cartoon world: Arnold Roth and R.O. Blechman, with their spouses, Caroline and Moisha

More On Barbara Shermund; New Yorker Cartoon Collection Of Interest: Ice Breakers; Today’s Daily Cartoon & A Daily Bonus Cartoon; A Podcast Of Interest

Shermund’s rough sketch for her New Yorker cover of March 18, 1939


From The Comics Beat, February 4, 2019, “Caitlin McGurk on Long Lost Artist Barbara Shermund and Telling A Story Where The Bad Girl Wins”— more on The late great New Yorker artist Barbara Shermund who is currently being celebrated out at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Ohio.

And a reminder: Liza Donnelly will be speaking about Ms. Shermund at Billy Ireland this Thursday. Info here.

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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).

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Today’s Daily Cartoon

Today’s Daily Cartoon: a political drinking game by Chris Weyant. Mr. Weyant began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998. Link to his website here.

And a bonus Daily cartoon, with a Warholian State of The Union momentby Barry Blitt, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1992. Link to his website here.

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A Podcast of Interest

Emily Flake, a New Yorker contributor since 2008, is a guest on this new-to-me podcast. Listen as she talks about all sorts of New Yorker cartoonisty things. You can find the podcast on Twitter:

@DEricpodcast

Link here to Ms. Flake’s website.