Mid-Week Round-Up

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Bob Mankoff, The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor, has been busy lately, traveling hither and yon, leaving radio interviews, print interviews and articles in his wake. Here’s a sampling:

From swarthmore.edu, November 4, 2014, “Getting Serious About Funny Business: Robert Mankoff on Cartoons and  Psychology”

Radio interview, wabe.org, November 4, 2014, “Robert Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker”

From mlive. November 5, 2014, “The New Yorker’s cartoon editor Bob Mankoff talks about his funny job.”

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Roz Chast, who has been enjoying a Fall of accolades for her memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, has another: From poets.org, November 5, 2014, “Award-winning Cartoonist Roz Chast Selected by Chip Kidd to Design the Official National Poetry Month 2015 Poster”

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Scribner will publish, according to its own pr, “a book not for everyone”  by Matt DiffeeHand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People is due May 12, 2015.

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Finally, here’s a clip of the Bob Mankoff/Roz Chast conversation from the recent New Yorker Festival.

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Ian Frazier on Steinberg’s 100th; New Yorker’s Daily Cartoon: Sipress Redux; New Yorker Publisher on the magazine’s Festival

St.From newyorker.com, October 8, 2014,  “Saul Steinberg At One Hundred” — this short piece by Ian Frazier. Mr. Frazier, a long-time contributor to The New Yorker,  will moderate a panel discussion on Steinberg at the New Yorker Festival, at noon, October 12.  Details here.

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Ben Schwartz has handed the New Yorker’s online Daily Cartoon baton to David Sipress, who, Daily fans will recall, has occupied the space before.

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NYer FestFrom Adweek, October 6, 2014,  “How the New Yorker’s Festival Has Become a Magnet for Brands”  — The New Yorker’s Publisher, Lisa Hughes on the magazine’s popular yearly event. (left: a snippet of Barry Blitt’s poster for the event, one of three posters commissioned)

Steinberg’s 100th to be Celebrated at The New Yorker Festival

St.The 100th anniversary of Saul Steinberg’s birth (he was born June 15, 1914, and died May 12, 1999)  will be celebrated at the upcoming New Yorker Festival as well as other venues in and around New York (and later in the year, across the seas). Here’s the online notice on newyorker.com by Ian Frazier.

 

 

And here’s a link to the Steinberg Foundation site where you’ll find a complete calendar of centennial events.

 

 

Also: Don’t forget to check out Deirdre Bair’s  Saul Steinberg: A Biography. (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2012)51i-vGpuQ0L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Also of interest: The Saul Steinberg Foundation’s 93(!) page Corrections to the Biography.