NYC’s School of Visual Arts will honor Roz Chast this Fall with its Master Series Award. Read about it here.
Mentioned here not too long ago, this exhibit is just about ready to open. Here’s a Print Magazine piece about it.
Disproving E.B. White’s famous “The world...decorates its serious artists with laurel, and its wags with Brussels sprouts,” Ms. Chast has been named the recipient of SVA’s Master Series Award: “SVA Honors Roz Chast with 30th Annual Masters Series Award and Exhibition”
From left to right: Richard Gehr (author of I Only Read It For the Cartoons), Lee Lorenz, Sam Gross, Arnie Levin, and Victoria Roberts at The School of Visual Arts on December 11th. If you didn’t make it to the event last week, you are now able to watch most of it here .
Felipe Galindo posted the below photo taken at The New Yorker’s holiday party. It’s posted here with his permission.
Left to right: David Borchart, Felipe Galindo, Charlie Hankin, Farley Katz, Liana Finck, Corey Pandolph, Chris Weyant, Ben Schwartz, Joe Dator (waving), and Drew Dernavich (bent over in the foreground).
From The Washington Post, March 27, 2014, ” In veteran cartoonist Roz Chast’s hands, tale of aging parents is far from the same old story” — this piece by Michael Cavna.
Also by Michael Cavna, in The Washington Post, March 27, ” For cartoon editor, a New Yorker state of mind”
One other interesting read: from centraljersey.com, March 28, 2014, “Cartoon King”
While Ink Spill will be posting various articles related to Ms. Chast and Mr. Mankoff as promotional events continue for their respective books, it’s always best to visit their websites to keep up with their personal appearance schedules.
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) is hosting a panel discussion on April 1st “Strong Female Protagonists: Panel Discussion Featuring Women in Comics”
According to the SVA website:
This event brings together a diverse group of internationally recognized creators and editors for a discussion of the history and dynamics of women working as both creators and behind the scenes in American comics.
Paul Karasik has posted a video of an event from Comic Arts Brooklyn back in November of 2013. From the online description :
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the comics adaptation of Paul Auster’s novel City of Glass, Mr. Auster, Paul Karasik (The New Yorker), David Mazzucchelli (“Asterios Polyp”), and Art Spiegelman (“Maus”) came together for the first time to discuss adapting the original novel into a graphic novel.
The video is seconds over an hour long.
Here’s a chance to see an incredible body of work by one of the greats (it’s somewhat amusing that the prweb headline (above in pink) is so lengthy for an artist whose forte is simplicity. But never mind).
There’re a number of R.O. Blechman New Yorker covers that would make it to an Ink Spill top ten list of all-time great New Yorker covers. One favorite — it adorned the issue of October 1, 1979 — appears above. His very first New Yorker cover appeared on the April 29, 1974 issue.
Link to Mr. Blechman’s website here
From Drawn & Quarterly, June 4, 2013, “D+Q in Chicago part 1: Printers Row Lit Fest”
with word of appearances by Lynda Barry, Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, Ivan Brunetti, and others.
According to the release:
“The Masters Series: R.O Blechman” is the first major retrospective representing all three genres of the artist’s work: illustrations and editorial cartoons, animations and graphic novels. The exhibition is on view from October 2 through November 2 at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26 Street, New York City. Admission is free and open to the public.