This past July at The Society of Illustrators, it was standing room only (and then some) for the first Funny Ladies panel discussion. Don’t be left out on the sidewalk this time around. On October 11th The Society will present a second panel discussion: “Funny Ladies: The Changing Landscape of Cartooning” — All the info here.
The Panel, left to right: Amy Hwang, Sara Lautman, Amy Kurzweil, and Emily Flake.
Liza Donnelly (below), who curated the Funny Ladies exhibit, will moderate.
Amy Hwang began contributing to The New Yorker in 2010.
Sara Lautman began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.
Amy Kurzweil began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.
Emily Flake began contributing to The New Yorker in 2008.
Liza Donnelly began contributing to The New Yorker in 1982.
— cartoon by Liza Donnelly.
If you love New Yorker cartoons, you’ll want to be at The Society of Illustrators tomorrow night to see this wonderful exhibit as well as see and hear a panel discussion that includes the New Yorker‘s cartoon editor, Emma Allen, and New Yorker cartoonists Liana Finck, Carolita Johnson, and Roz Chast. Their colleague, Liza Donnelly, who curated the exhibit, will moderate.
Info here …and Here
The current administration, as usual, provided, in one way or another, fodder for this week’s Daily cartoons. Brendan Loper‘s work book-ended the week with Peter Kuper, Jason Chatfield (and co-writer Scott Dooley), Jeremy Nguyen in between.
Over on Daily Shouts, contributing New Yorker cartoonists were Jason Adam Katzenstein (aka JAK), Liana Finck, Tom Chitty, Olivia de Recat, and a team effort by Dan Abromowitz and Eli Dreyfus.
You can see all the work (both Daily Cartoon & Daily Shouts) here.
Non-cartoon Laff ‘o’ the Week by Andy Borowitz:
…FX has ordered a pilot of an adaptation of Y: The Last Man, a comic by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra. The story here.
…Don’t forget that MoCCA Fest 2018 is underway. Events galore over the next two days.
If it’s Spring, it’s time for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art’s annual fest, otherwise known as MoCCa Fest (it’s produced by The Society of Illustrators).
The two day event begins April 6th. Scheduled events include Roz Chast being interviewed by the Virtual Memories host, Gil Roth, a conversation with Liniers (and an exhibition of his work), and a Nancy panel discussion with Paul Karasik and friends. Link here to all the info.
New York Times Robert Grossman Obit
Here’s the Times obit of Mr. Grossman written by Neil Genzlinger — it’s in today’s paper. Glad to see Mr. Genzlinger mentioned Mr. Grossman’s stint at the New Yorker as well as including The Yew Norker.
Back in 2013 the Spill posted a map of Manhattan (“The New Yorker’s New York”) showing where various New Yorker folk once lived. Here’s another address I’ll eventually add to the map: 75 1/2 Bedford Street, otherwise known as the narrowest house in New York City. It was once the home of William Steig.
— My thanks to Gretchen Maslin for the info.
From Comics DC, January 9, 2018, “Touring the LoC’s Drawn to Purpose exhibit with curator Martha Kennedy” — an interesting walk through with Mike Rhode. Among the New Yorker contributors mentioned: Barbara Shermund, Roberta MacDonald, Liza Donnelly, Roz Chast, Helen Hokinson, and Alice Harvey. Read it here.
Link to the Library of Congress’s page here.
Exhibit of Interest: Shannon Wheeler
From Bleeding Cool. January 9, 2018, “Shannon Wheeler’s Exhibition of Trump Cartoons, Across From Mar-A-Lago“
A Reminder: The Opening Reception for the Society of Illustrator’s exhibit “Kovarsky’s World: Covers and Cartoons From the New Yorker” is this Friday, January 12th! Details here.
More Unseen Kovarsky: Mike Lynch has posted a number of previously unpublished work by Mr. Kovarsky. See it here!