Reminder: Lee Lorenz “In Conversation” Tomorrow at the Westport Historical Society; Mick Stevens’ last Daily Cartoon posted

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A reminder that Lee LorenzThe New Yorker‘s Art Editor from 1973 through 1993 and its Cartoon Editor from 1993 through 1997 will be “in conversation” with me tomorrow at The Westport Historical Society @ 4:00.  Information here.

Mr. Lorenz is a long-time contributor to New Yorker — his cartoons have been appearing in the magazine since 1958.

 

From The Westport News, “Former New Yorker Art Editor to speak  in Westport”

 

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Mick Stevens has announced on his  website that today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoon (left) is his last. In the post, “Back to the Batch,” Stevens says, “What I thought would be a 3 to 4 week gig turned out to last 10.” The Daily has been handled by a number of cartoonists since its recent inception, including Danny Shanahan, David Sipress, Barbara Smaller, Paul Noth, Mike Twohy, and Tom Toro. No word yet on whose turn is next.

Monday Miscellany: Mick Stevens does the Daily; Donnelly Live Tweets Mad Men; Video: Andre Francois; Westport New Yorker Family Reunion follow-up

 

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Mick Stevens takes over The New Yorker‘s Daily Cartoon today.  He talks about it here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Liza Donnelly

was busy live tweet drawing the Mad Men season premier last night.  The New Yorker Culture Desk has gathered her drawings in a slide show.

 

Link to Liza Donnelly’s blog.

 

 

 

 

Francoise

Here’s a 26 minute film by Sarah Moon of the late New Yorker cover artist Andre Francois, who contributed 55 covers to the magazine.  His first was April 20, 1963 and his last, July 1, 1991.  He also contributed two interior pieces to the magazine, one of which, in the May 7, 2001 issue, was the last appearance of his work in The New Yorker.

Here’s a link to the Mr. Francois’ Wiki bio

And here’s a link to his work on The New Yorker’s Cartoon Bank site.

 

 

 

Cover Story

As mentioned a few days ago here, there was a Westport New Yorker family reunion held as a tie-in to the ongoing exhibit, “Cover Story: The New Yorker in Wesport”  at The Westport Historical Society.  Here’s a piece, “Recalling Their New Yorker Cover Parents” dated April 12, 2014, from Westport Now, about the event.

 

 

 

 

Bob Eckstein on Live-Drawing the Oscars; Liza Donnelly Live Tweet-Draws the Oscars; Barbara Smaller takes over the Daily Cartoon

-1Bob Eckstein will be live-drawing the Oscars for The New Yorker‘s website later on today. Link here for the magazine’s coverage. According to a Facebook post,  he’ll also provide commentary.

I asked Bob to talk a little about the big night and here’s what he had to say:

 

I’m more excited than usual about tonight’s Oscars. This time I will be glued to the TV set with a Wacom tablet pen in one hand and a cocktail wienie in the other. My wife will be mingling and whispering in my ear what the vibe is at our friend’s fancy Oscars party and what everyone thinks of the dresses and selections. Our friend Carla, who is throwing the bash, is excited about being included in the piece and promised to save some food for me since I will be drawing non-stop.

How was I lucky enough to get this opportunity? I was lucky. And it’s a numbers game more than anything. I’ve been drawing and writing for The New York Times for over 30 years! I started with a page illustration in the magazine section when I was just a teenager. I’m not sure if I came up with the idea or someone else did but about five years ago it was suggested I draw the Super Bowl in real time. I think I pushed to just write jokes and skip the drawings. That seemed like more fun. And less work.

Anyhoo, that exposure lead to this job and otherwise I wouldn’t be drawing tonight but just stuffing my face with Oscar-shaped macaroons. You may ask, what do I know about movies.  I watched most of the nominated pictures?  I will say that for years I wrote, including reviews, for the Village Voice, Newsday and other publications. My wife and I met in art school where we were both film majors (and of course I studied film history).

As a DVD extra I’ll add that she won a student Emmy and absolutely hated my guts. I switched in my last year to an Illustration major. Twelve years later we ran into each other again at a mutual friend’s funeral. We were asked to curate the deceased friend’s retrospective together. And shortly afterwards we eloped to Iceland.

(above: Eckstein’s Oscar-wielding Tilley).

 

Further reading

Link to Bob Eckstein’s website: bobeckstein.com

Link here to see Bob Eckstein’s New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.

 

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Donnelly: Oscars

Over on The Nib, Liza Donnelly, fresh from her Olympics live-tweet drawing, is live tweet-drawing the Oscars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barbara Smaller takes over The New Yorker‘s Daily Cartoon today, following Tom Toro.  Link here to see her first contribution.