A Thurber Letter to His Lawyer; David Borchart on Pencils; An Interview with Matt Diffee; A Documentary on Cartoonists to be Televised

7624093370_6fe323560c_oFrom Letters of Note,  “Sure, Go Ahead”– this letter from James Thurber to his lawyer.

Link here to the Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio.

 

 

 

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The blog, A Case For Pencils, features David Borchart, one of the very best new wave New Yorker cartoonists.

Link here to see the post.

Link to Mr. Borchart’s New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank website.

 

 

 

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From The Huffington Post, July 30, 2015, this short interview:  “New Yorker Cartoonist Matthew Diffee on His Book: Hand-Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People”

 

 

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Very Semi-Serious, a documentary film exploring the workings of a handful of  New Yorker cartoonists has been picked up by HBO. Here’s Indiewire‘s story about it.  [left: Mort Gerberg, one of the cartoonists profiled in the film]

Mick Stevens, Paul Karasik & Bob Mankoff’s Semi-Serious Discussion on Martha’s Vineyard; Fave Photo of the Day

martha_basicThis Friday, Mick Stevens, Paul Karasik & Bob Mankoff will discuss New Yorker cartooning following a screening of the documentary film,  “Very Semi-Serious”

Details here.

More on the panelists:

Mick Stevens’ website

Paul Karasik’s blog

Bob Mankoff’s website

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 Fave Photo of the Day

George Booth, Marisa Marchetto Acocella, and Matthew Diffee at this evening’s  NYPL event (see the July 15th Ink Spill post for details).    Photo courtesy of Marcie Jacobs-Cole

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