From The Comics Journal, July 22, 2016, “I Never Thought of Myself as a Cartoonist: A Glen Baxter Interview” — Emily Flake talks to Mr. Baxter on the occasion of the release of his new book, Almost Completely Baxter: New and Selected Blurtings (New York Review Comics).
Mr. Baxter’s work first appeared in The New Yorker May 8th 1989
Another installment from the Department of Self-Promotion, this interview by Alex Dueben posted today on The Comics Journal site.
Here’s a fun video featuring cartoonist Liana Finck and Colin Stokes, The New Yorker‘s Cartoon Assistant (and occasional cartoon collaborator).
Drew Panckeri is up next on Jane Mattimoe’s terrif blog, A Case For Pencils.
Read all about Mr. Panckeri’s tools of the trade here.
From The Comics Journal, June 1, 2016, here’s “The Lost Sundays of Gus Mager 1904-1906”, Part 2 of Paul Tumey’s close look at the artist’s work.
As a reminder of Mr. Mager’s New Yorker connection, here’s Ink Spill’s “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z” entry for him:
Gus Mager (photo above) Born, 1878, Newark, New Jersey. Died, July 17, 1956, Murrysville, Penn. NYer work: 5 cartoons, March – July of 1925. It should be noted that a character named “Groucho” in Mr. Mager’s “Monk Family” comic strip was the inspiration for Julius Marx’s stage name, “Groucho.” Read more about it here
From The Comics Journal, May 18, 2016, this lengthy informative piece by Paul Tumey, “The Screwball Comics of Gus Mager: Hippos, Monks and Sherlock Holmes” — Read it here.
Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z entry for Gus Mager:
Born, 1878, Newark, New Jersey. Died, July 17, 1956, Murrysville, Penn.
New Yorker work: 5 cartoons, March – July of 1925. It should be noted that a character named “Groucho” in Mr. Mager’s “Monk Family” comic strip was the inspiration for Julius Marx’s stage name, “Groucho.” Read more about it here
Pat Byrnes joins the ever expanding list of New Yorker cartoonists sharing their tools of the trade on Jane Mattimoe’s blog, A Case For Pencils. See Mr. Byrnes entry here.
From The Comics Journal, June 12, 2013, “The Beastly Beatitudes of Edward Koren” — this latest entry by Richard Gehr in his series, “Know Your New Yorker Cartoonist”
From Forbes.com, June 12, 2013, “Women and the Art of Controversy” — Liza Donnelly reviews Victor Navasky’s new book.
From limaohio.com, September 12, 2012, “Just Al: Frueh made it big but stayed humble”
Almost everyone’s familiar with The New Yorker’s first cover, Rea Irvin’s dandy with the top hat, later dubbed Eustace Tilley. But how many of us know who did the second cover? Here’s a capsule bio of the great Al Frueh, who not only was a cartoonist and cover artist, but an illustrator who carved out a spectacular niche for himself doing the caricatures that accompanied the New Yorker’s Theater reviews.