Newyorker.com has a wonderful post today by the cartoonist (and snowman expert) Bob Eckstein: “Bookstores of New York”
And: be sure to check out Mr. Eckstein’s Stanley Cup hockey coverage in The New York Times, beginning with this primer.
From The Huffington Post, December 21, 2012, this online only collection of cartoons by Danny Shanahan and Liza Donnelly for Moms Clean Air Force.
From CTpost. com, December 18, 2012, “New Yorker artist’s work on view in Bethel”
–This post on long time New Yorker contributor, Joe Farris
From the blog, East Village, December 19, 2012, “Victoria Roberts Sketches at The Strand”
From Deadline Hollywood, December 14, 2012, “HBO Orders Comedy Pilot From Bruce Eric Kaplan, Jason Reitman And Lorne Michaels”
From cartoonbrew, December 14, 2012, “Popeye Comics Get Cool” — ( with Roz Chast content).
From The Stamford Advocate, December 20, 2012, “New Haven Biographer Examines Famed New Yorker Cartoonist” –This interview with Deirdre Bair, the author of Saul Steinberg: A Biography.
From Pace University, this interview with Ms. Bair. “Prof. Denning Interviews Bestselling /Biographer Deidre Bair” (the interview must be downloaded).
From The Observer, December 18, 2012, “The Life of The New Yorker’s Favorite Depressive is Drawn Out in New Bio”
On Youtube, December 6, 2012,
of yesterday’s appearance by Arnie Levin and Victoria Roberts at NYC’s Strand book store.
From ICv2, December 5, 2012,
this interview, in conjunction with the publication of Drawn Together: The Collected Works of R. & A. Crumb (Liveright, 2012).
From strandbooks.com, “New Yorker Cartoonists Victoria Roberts & Arnie Levin in Conversation” December 4th, 2012: 7pm – 8pm (note: those wishing to attend must buy a copy of Roberts’ new book, After the Fall, or a $10.00 Strand gift card).
Here’s a chance to have a multi-enjoyable evening, with a visit to NYC’s landmark Strand Books, as well as an hour spent in the company of two great New Yorker cartoonists. Arnie Levin began contributing to The New Yorker in 1974; Victoria Roberts was first published by the magazine in 1988. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find a copy of Levin’s wonderful 1980 cartoon collection, I’ll Skip the Appetizer — I Ate the Flowers while browsing through the Strand’s always interesting humor section.
Tis the season for birthdays of great cartoonists:
Charles Addams born January 7, 1912; Peter Arno born January 8, 1904; John Held, Jr., born January 10, 1889; Leo Cullum, January 11, 1942.
William Grimes, writing in The New York Times said of Leo Cullum, “[he] was a classic gag cartoonist whose visual absurdities were underlined, in most cases, by a caption reeled in from deep left field.” And , Roz Chast, in a “Postscript” for The New Yorker, concurred: “…his gags were truly out there: unexpected and completely loopy.”
Leo, who passed away in the Fall of 2010, would’ve turned 70 today.
REMINDER! A number of cartoonists whose work appears in the recently published Best of the Rejection Collection are gathering at Manhattan’s Strand bookstore on Broadway and 12th St., Jan. 12th, 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Among the participants: Julia Suits, Carolita Johnson, Matthew Diffee, Christopher Weyant, David Sipress, and Arnie Levin. For details click here.