Fave Photo of the Day: George Booth at His Desk; The Latest New Yorker Cartoons Rated; BEK Talks about Summertime Television; Ellis Rosen, Emma Allen, and Colin Stokes On a Bench; Advertising Work by New Yorker Cartoonists, Part 5: Helen Hokinson

Fave Photo of the Day: George Booth Sarah Booth recently took this photo of her father, the one-and-only George Booth.  My thanks to Sarah for permission to post here. Below left: a “Booth Dog” Here’s Mr. Booth’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z : George Booth (photo above taken in NYC 2016, courtesy of Liza Donnelly) Born June 28, 1926, Cainesville,

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Two Cartoon Paths Diverge in the Publishing Woods

Here are two articles on the two major publications most identified with cartoons in this country. Sadly one of them, Playboy, has recently decided to discontinue its use of cartoons, while The New Yorker is finding ways to explore the use of cartoons in other ways beyond print.   From The Columbia Review, March 9, 2016, “Using video, The New

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The New Yorker’s First Nipples

If you’ve watched the latest Cartoon Lounge video, “Nakedity and Nudedness” you’ll note there’s some particular  attention paid not just to nudity but to nipples. Although we tend to think of The New Yorker as generally shying away from both, it’s interesting to note that the magazine took no time at all diving into nudity and nipples. Both appeared in

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Tomine, Burns, Spiegelman in Brooklyn; The Cartoon Lounge Episode #3

Beginning tomorrow, November 8th and running through November 9th, with guests including Art Spiegelman, Adrian Tomine, and Charles Burns.  All the info here on their website.     ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Filmed deep within the center of The New Yorker’s Cartoon Universe, episode 3 of The Cartoon Lounge, featuring a special appearance by the fellow who reads every single cartoon caption entry.

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

Today’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

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