What fun! New Yorker cover artist and illustrator, John Cuneo, has supplied illustrations for Matthew Klam’s latest book, Who Is Rich?: A Novel ; what’s fun, besides Mr. Cuneo’s work — called “…darkly humorous…” in The Washington Post’s review of the book — is that the novel’s main character is a…cartoonist.
Here’s how the novel is described, in part, by the publisher:
Every summer, a once-sort-of-famous cartoonist named Rich Fischer leaves his wife and two kids behind to teach a class at a week-long arts conference in a charming New England beachside town. It’s a place where, every year, students—nature poets and driftwood sculptors, widowed seniors, teenagers away from home for the first time—show up to study with an esteemed faculty made up of prizewinning playwrights, actors, and historians; drunkards and perverts; members of the cultural elite; unknown nobodies, midlist somebodies, and legitimate stars—a place where drum circles happen on the beach at midnight, clothing optional.
Above: drawings by John Cuneo from Who Is Rich? Link here to Mr. Cuneo’s website.
- Sikoryak Illustrates Trumpisms
Robert Sikoryak’s The Unquotable Trump (Drawn& Quarterly) was unveiled at Comic Con Diego. This is the third Trump-related title from a New Yorker contributor (Tom Toro’s Tiny Hands and Shannon Wheeler’s Sh*t My President Says are the other two).
This interesting piece by Ms. Finck in The New York Review of Books
…and more Finck: this interview from Bedford +Bowery
left: one of Ms. Finck’s drawings from the NYR
…lastly, leaving off where this day’s post began, it has been brought to the Spill‘s attention that Ms. Finck is the cover artist behind Matthew Klam’s aforementioned novel.