Somehow this December 2018 release escaped notice here. What’s of particular interest are the number of reprinted New Yorker cartoons it contains: 75 of them. I can’t remember a non–New Yorker book that has ever come close to reprinting this many (if anyone does, please let me know).
PR from the publisher, The Oxford University Press:
In Guilty Pleasures, legal scholar Laura Little provides a multi-faceted account of American law and humor, looking at constraints on humor (and humor’s effect on law), humor about law, and humor in law.
To give you an idea of how massive this usage is, here are the drawings (with each cartoon’s artist and assigned Cartoon Bank number):
Tim Hamilton does the honors today — see it here. Mr. Hamilton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2015.
Reminder: Roz Chast At The Strand Tonight at 7:00
All the info here!
New York Times Op-Ed On The American Bystander
A fun NYTs Op-Ed on The American Bystander, past and present (mentions George Booth, Sam Gross, and Ms. Chast)
Gahan Wilson GoFundMe Campaign Over A Third Of Its Way To Goal
One of the great contemporary New Yorker cartoonists is suffering from severe dementia. A GoFundMe campaign is underway to help Mr. Wilson. Read about it here and to donate.
This week’s Daily cartoonists: Ivan Ehlers, Barry Blitt, Christopher Weyant, Brendan Loper, and Kim Warp. Save for Ms. Warp’s Oscar drawing, the rest all Donald J. Trump-related.
Julia Wertz was the sole New Yorker cartoonist Daily Shouts contributor.
You can see all of the above, and more here.
Chast At The Strand
Roz Chast at the Strand this coming Wednesday. All the info here.
Ms. Chast will be on the radio earlier that very same day. Info here.
…for more Chast, link here to her website.
Book Talk of Interest: Ken Krimstein
From Chicago Patch, “Ken Krimstein: The Three Escapes Of Hannah Arendt” — this notice that Mr. Krimstein will present his fascinating new book at the American Writers Museum on September 27th. Details here.
Link here to Ken Krimstein’s website for a whole lot more info.
Book Talk of Interest: Peter Kuper
Peter Kuper will be in conversation with Jeremy Dauber on September 17th at The Strand, talking about his latest book, Kafkaesque: Fourteen Stories. All the info here!
Mr. Kuper will also be appearing at Split Rock Books in Cold Spring, New York on September 21 along with Summer Pierre and Chris Duffy. All the info here for that event.
Link here to Peter Kuper’s website for lots more info on his life and work.
From ANE Online, “The Toon State: Cartoonists Find Sanctuary in Vermont”
— this piece with a good amount of Edward Koren content.
Here’s a fun photo of three exceptionally fine fellows: (l-r) Robert Leighton, Pat Byrnes, and Ken Krimstein. Also of note in the photo: a lot of bagels, a Strand bookstore mug, and a tall mug or cup bearing a photo that appears on The Beatles Live at the BBC, Vol. 2.
Photo: Evanston, Illinois, 2016. Courtesy of Alex Sinclair
Today’s weekly blog from The New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor features what promises to be a recurring feature, The Cartoon Lounge, a video shot in Bob Mankoff’s office at the magazine’s Times Square address (for those interested in New Yorker minutia, the actual cartoonists lounge, where cartoonists gather weekly before sitting down with the editor, is just a few feet away from the office seen in the video).
From conventionscene.com, October 21, 2014, ” NYC — Legendary Cartoonists Sign”
— what’s sure to be an interesting event. Scheduled for November 12th @7:30.