From Vermont Public Radio, November 26, 2018 “Ed Koren Talks Cartooning And His ‘Wild’ New Collection” — an enjoyable short interview (just under a half hour) with one of our modern New Yorker cartoon masters.
Book Of Interest; Art Young
To Laugh That We May Not Weep: The Life and Times of Art Young has been around since the summer of 2017, but here’s a long Comics Journal article recently posted about the book and the artist: “The Life and Dedication of Art Young: an Impassioned Cartoonist of Uncompromising Principle”.
Mr. Young’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Born January 14, 1866, Illinois. Died December 29, New York City atThe Hotel Irving. An online biography. 1943. New Yorker work: 1925 -1933. The Art Young Gallery
…Attempted Bloggery on the New Yorker‘s Archival Issue.
…The New York Times on Roz Chast‘s exhibit at the School of Visual Arts.
…News of a Bob Eckstein event coming up December 6th, and another reminder about his New York Public Library event tomorrow.
October 31st: “Death Panels: Comics That Help Us Face End Of Life” includes work by New Yorker cartoonists Ben Schwartz, Emily Flake and Roz Chast. Info here.
Two Snowman Events with The New Yorker’s Bob Eckstein
Mr. Eckstein, a contributor to The New Yorker since 2007 is the world’s leading snowman expert. You can catch him at these two locations:
November 7: Book Culture, Columbus & 72nd St. NYC. 7pm All the Info here
November 28: New York Public Library, 42nd St & 5th Ave., NYC. 6:30pm Info here.
Liza Donnelly Talks Dogs With Carolita Johnson
Ms. Donnelly and her New Yorker colleague, Carolita Johnson (far right, above) will be at Books Are Magic, discussing dogs and the just released, Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are (illustrated by Ms. Donnelly). November 2. Info here.
Edward Koren at Phoenix Books in Vermont
The one and only Edward Koren will be at Phoenix Books in Burlington Vermont celebrating his latest book, Koren: In The Wild. November 15th from 7:00pm — 8:30pm Details here
The New York Public Library is wishing Charles Addams’ a Happy Death Day three days before the anniversary of Mr. Addams death in 1988. Read it here.
Here’s a Liza Donnelly classic cartoon from The New Yorker issue of August 7, 1995:
And a favorite Charles Addams cover:
Fave Photos of the Day: Roz Chast & Julia Wertz…Shanahan, Toro & Ziegler
Julia Wertz (on the left) and Roz Chast appeared at The New York Public Library last Thursday to discuss their work. I love that Ms. Chast is looking at a projected childhood photo of herself. (photo courtesy of Marcie Jacobs-Cole).
And just last night up in Bennington, Vermont, Jessica Ziegler, the daughter of the late Jack Ziegler moderated a talk with Danny Shanahan and Tom Toro. The photo below from an interesting article posted today by Mike Peterson on his Comic Strip of the Day. Mr. Shanahan is on the far left, Mr. Toro, center, and Ms. Ziegler far right.
George Booth, Marisa Acocella Marchetto, and Matthew Diffee will engage in an illustrated conversation Tuesday, July 21st at the NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library. Details here.
Mr. Booth, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1969, was recently featured in Richard Gehr’s book of interviews, I Only Read It For the Cartoons.
Ms. Marchetto’s latest book, Ann Tenna: A Novel is due September 1, 2015. She began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998.
Mr. Diffee’s latest book, Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People was published last May. He began contributing to The New Yorker in 1999.
Liza Donnelly will be at The Norman Rockwell Museum tomorrow evening speaking about her life as a New Yorker cartoonist. Details here. Ms. Donnelly is now in her 33rd year of contributing to The New Yorker. Her most recent book, Women on Men was a finalist for The Thurber Prize.
The Atwater Gallery (Rhinebeck, NY) will host an exhibit of Michael Crawford‘s paintings beginning this Saturday, July 18th. Details here. Mr. Crawford’s first drawing appeared in The New Yorker in 1984.