From NY1, February 2012, this must see video: “One On 1 Profile: Award-Winning Cartoonist, Political Satirist Edward Sorel Documents American Culture Through The Covers of Prominent Magazines”
From NYC-ARTs: The Complete Guide, “Selected Shorts: Roz Chast Presents ‘What I Hate dfrom A – Z'” at Symphony Space, February 8, 2012. Details here.
From Wickedlocal, February 3, 2012, “Profile: Chatham artist Bob Staake”
From Sixtynine degrees, February 2012, “Paul Wood exhibition!”
From Playbill.com, February 5, 2012, “On the Record: A Thurber Carnival and ‘David Merrick Presents Hits From His Broadway Hits'” — this review of the recently released on disc soundtrack to the Broadway production of A Thurber Carnival
And for those with some spare change, there’s this Thurber original currently on Ebay.
Speaking of Ebay, there’s also a Dorothy McKay being auctioned (although the listing says it’s a New Yorker drawing, it does not appear in the magazine’s database)
Book of Interest: from Abrams ComicArts, The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist by Alvin Buenaventura due April 1, 2012.
Bob Eckstein will be roving around Manhattan tomorrow, drawing and commenting for The New York Times as he tailgates at various locales. By going to this link you can follow his exploits.
Barbara Burkhardt, who wrote William Maxwell: A Literary Life (University of Mississippi Press, 2005) has edited Conversations with William Maxwell (University of Mississippi Press, June, 2012.
Maxwell, who joined The New Yorker in 1936, was originally hired as a hand holder for the Artists, taking over from Wolcott Gibbs, who had tired of the task. The job required Maxwell to act as a bridge between the editors and the artists (with the exception of Peter Arno and Helen Hokinson, who were handled by Katharine White). In an interview with John Seabrook for The Paris Review (No. 82, Fall 1982), Maxwell said:
It was called “seeing artists.” The first time they paraded in one after another I was struck by the fact that they all looked like the people in their drawings.
From Attempted Bloggery, January 31, 2012, “He can’t remember his name…” — a look at a Peter Arno rough sketch. The published version appeared in The New Yorker, June 6, 1942.