Well this is exciting news…
From Indiewire, June 22, 2019, “Sara Driver Is Back: After ‘The Dead Don’t Die,’ A Charles Addams Project, And Much More”
A snippet from Eric Kohn’s article: The project is especially personal to Driver since, like Addams, she was born in Westfield, New Jersey; the cartoonist did much of his work there. “Westfield is a particularly odd place,” Driver said. “A lot of the buildings he drew are still standing, and he was such a beautiful draftsman.”
My thanks to Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery for bringing this article to the Spill‘s attention. One of the Spill‘s fave blogs, it is now celebrating its 8th anniversary. Check it out!
While we’re waiting for the film, it might be time to re-visit Linda Davis’s biography of Addams, as well as Addams work — any of his collections will do (I’ve shown just three above).
Right: Davis’s Chas Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life (Random House, 2006)
A Daily Shouts By…
Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2017. See the piece here.
A Page ‘O’ Flakes on Attempted Bloggery
From Attempted Bloggery, May 3, 2019, “Emily Flake Drew These”
A charming page of sketches by Ms. Flake via Stephen Nadler’s always enjoyable blog.
The Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon
A tribute to “Star Wars” actor, Peter Mayhew from Avi Steinberg, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2012.
A round-up of the week’s online New Yorker cartoonists…
The Daily Cartoonists: P.C. Vey, Barry Blitt (a Bonus Daily), David Sipress, Danny Shanahan, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Elisabeth McNair.
Daily Shouts (by New Yorker cartoonists): Liana Finck, Becky Barnicoat, and a trio effort by Amy Kurzweil, J.A.K., and Ellis Rosen.
Attempted Bloggery Celebrates Its 2900th Post
Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery celebrates his site’s 2900th post with a look at his signed (and sometimes drawned(?)) copies of Bob Eckstein’s Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons. See it all here.
A Correction: In yesterday’s post concerning the Daily Shouts trio of Amy Kurzweil, J.A.K. and Ellis Rosen, I suggested that the trio effort may have been a Shouts first.
There was at least one previous trio: the July 20, 2018 Shouts by Sharon Levy, Olivia de Recat, and Lars Kenseth. My thanks to my colleague, Jeremy Nguyen for bringing this to my attention.
Early Release of Next Week’s New Yorker Cover: Bob Staake’s “Our Lady”
The cover artist Bob Staake has posted his cover for next week’s issue.
Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Danny Shanahan
A Peeps of the jungle by Mr. Shanahan, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1988. See his work here on The New Yorker‘s Cartoon Bank site.
A Daily Shouts by Becky Barnicoat
Somehow missed Becky Barnicoat’s Daily Shouts piece yesterday….see it here. Ms. Barnicoat’s first New Yorker cartoon appears in this week’s issue. ________________
More Fave Photos
Book Event at Shakespeare & Co.
Above: Roz Chast and co-author, Patty Marx at Tuesday night’s event at Shakespeare & Co.
(Photo courtesy of Marcie Jacobs-Cole).
American Bystander Panel at New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium
Above: From last night’s New York Comics and Picture-Story Symposium with panelists (l-r), Sam Gross, Steve Young, Drew Friedman, Emily Flake, and Steve Kroninger. The fellow behind the podium is The American Bystander‘s guiding light, Michael Gerber.
(photos courtesy of Stephen Nadler (Attempted Bloggery)
…More Bliss/Martin: From Vermont’s Seven Days, April 17, 2019, “Cartoonist Harry Bliss Collaborates with Comedian Steve Martin.”
…Roz Chast to speak in Dallas April 26th.
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.
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.
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.