Now that The New Yorker Festival has entered the history books, we can point out a New Yorker cartoonist moment to watch. With the endearingly funny Andy Borowitz at the helm of “A New Yorker Night with The Moth” Matthew Diffee makes an appearance, telling us about his journey to becoming a New Yorker cartoonist, and running into George Booth along the way. (Photo: Mr. Borowitz at the Festival)
From Stephen Nadler’s site, Attempted Bloggery, October 10, 2013, “Gahan Wilson’s Favorite Duck” — a look at Mr. Wilson’s 1988 novel (with photographs).
From The Huffington Post, October 5, 2013, “‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ Polarizes Critics After Debut”
— read all about it.
The Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition of James Thurber’s The Thurber Carnival (originally published in 1945) will be out November 19, a little over a month before the new film version of Thurber’s short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is released on Christmas day. The story was originally published in The New Yorker, March 18, 1939.
From a 1944 CBS Radio Broadcast of a series, “This Is My Best” here’s an audio clip (not the full performance –just 19 minutes) of Robert Benchley performing James Thurber’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (Link courtesy of David Pomerantz)
From the blog, Daily Ink , August 28, 2013, “Ask the Archivist: ‘Laugh It Off'” — this post on Syd Hoff.
Here’s a trailer for the upcoming film based on James Thurber’s short story, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” due Christmas day. Ben Stiller stars as Mitty. An earlier version, released in 1947, starred Danny Kaye. The original story appeared in The New Yorker, March 18, 1939.
You can see a sampling of Thurber’s New Yorker work here at the magazine’s Cartoon Bank.