The American Bystander’s Michael Gerber Wants To Save MAD Magazine; Bob Eckstein’s NY Daily News MAD Op-Ed; MAD Cartoonists Vs. New Yorker Cartoonists; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Gil Roth Interviews Karl Stevens; 5 Questions: Rich Sparks

The American Bystander’s Michael Gerber, Wants To Save MAD Magazine

 Michael Gerber, the man behind the curtain at American Bystander, is proposing to rescue MAD Magazine.  Below: two Tweets from Mr. Gerber sent out yesterday:

 

 The New York Times called  The American Bystander “…an essential read for comedy nerds”.   Anyone who loves comic art and writing will cheer on Mr. Gerber’s effort  to rescue MAD.

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Bob Eckstein’s N.Y. Daily News MAD Op-Ed

New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein weighs in, via a New York Daily News Op-Ed, on MAD Magazine.  Mr. Eckstein began contributing to The New Yorker in  2007. Visit his website here.

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MAD Cartoonists Vs. New Yorker Cartoonists

Bittersweet.  This on Comic-Con International’s 2019 schedule:

In one corner, the New Yorker magazine, top of the cartoon heap, king of the single-panel, and undisputed peak of the artform. In the other corner, MAD magazine, the magazine most humorists cite as their biggest influence. Which magazine is the better patron saint of cartoonists? Who has funnier cartoons? And, most important, who would win in a fight between Eustace Tilley, the fop from the NY’er, and Alfred E. Neuman, the MAD magazine mascot? Distinguished panelists from both magazines duke it out in a free-for-all discussion. May the funniest one win.

All the info here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

  Chris Weyant’s gives us sunblock on wheels.  Mr Weyant began contributing to The New Yorker  in 1998. Visit his website here.

 

 

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Gil Roth Interviews Karl Stevens 

Gil Roth adds Karl Stevens to his remarkable list of interviewees (including a goodly number of comics and cartoonists).  Mr. Stevens began contributing to The New Yorker this year.

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5 Questions: Rich Sparks

From Esthetic Lens, July 4, 2019, “5 Questions: Cartoonist Rich Sparks”— like it sez.

Mr. Sparks began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.  His book, Love and Other Weird Things is out the last day of the year. Visit his website here.

 

Liza Donnelly draws at Forum d’Avignon; Music Video: New Yorker staffers (and two cartoonists); Dick Tracy and The Daily News

 

Liza Donnelly heads to France this week, where she’ll join three other cartoonists at the Forum d’Avignon. (illustration above from the Forum’s program)

 

 

Video: from newyorker.com, November 13, 2012,  “Beck’s New Song ‘Old Shanghai,’ Played by New Yorker Staffers” (with Farley Katz and Marc Phillipe Eskenazi).

 

 

 

 

Every once in awhile, Ink Spill links to something within the cartoon world  not tied to The New Yorker and its cartoonists.  I realize I’m probably very late to the party in noticing this, but not too long ago I ran into a link to the NY Daily News Featured Comics. What I found was Chester Gould’s “Dick Tracy” — written by Mike Curtis and drawn by Joe Staton, updated and carrying on.

Note: there is at least one New Yorker/Dick Tracy connection: Art Spiegelman’s Dick Tilley cover which appeared on the magazine’s 72nd anniversary (a combined issue, February 24 & March 3, 1997).