Sad news from Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of the New Yorker: Ed Fisher, who drew cartoons for The New Yorker from 1951 to 2000, died the other day, at age eighty-seven. Ed, on the other hand, did—all told, he contributed over seven hundred cartoons. Bob has posted several of his favorite Ed Fisher cartoons. The [...]
During the Society of Illustrators’s Celebrating Kurtzman Drew Friedman, Robert Grossman, Al Jaffee, and Arnold Roth discussed the life and work of Harvey Kurtzman. Audio of the panel is now online. Via Tom Richmond
From Tom Richmond’s blog: I saw an unboxing video of this book some weeks ago and blogged about it being a drool-worthy, albeit expensive, item. Afraid it would sell out quickly, I immediately ordered a copy, much to the chagrin of my gift-idea-starved wife. I just got my copy and I can safely say it’s [...]
Last Sunday Tom Richmond gave attendees of the Success in Comics seminar a sneak peek at art he created for an upcoming MAD Magazine where he was asked to blend caricatures of Honey Boo Boo with the art and style of Bil Keane’s Family Circus. From his website: I have occasionally added cartoon characters in [...]
New Yorker cartoonist Corey Pandolph, (AKA Fake Rockstar, former Elderberries cartoonist, creator of Toby, Robot Satan and Barkeater Lake) woke up to find his car had been towed. As a struggling cartoonist/illustrator in New York, his income varied, so he took the creative route to raise the money to get it back by selling his [...]
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1438570989/when-we-went-mad-a-documentary-of-ecch-ic-proportiThis looks like a great project. My name is Alan Bernstein – I am the Co/Producer and Director of the movie When We Went MAD! a documentary that explores the history and influence of MAD Magazine. Whether you grew up reading MAD, had a brother or sister who read it, or remember a parent who [...]
New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly is currently touring Macedonia with the US State Department talking about political cartoons and the United States. An exhibit featuring her work has opened in Daut Pasha Hammam (Macedonia) and runs through this Friday. You can view photos on the U.S. Embassy Macedonia’s Facebook page.
The New Yorker cartoon editor Robert Mankoff responds to a cartoon by Mick Stevens that was banned on Facebook because it depicted a naked Adam and Eve. The New Yorker has a Facebook page, which a lot of you like, or maybe it’s just one person with a lot of time on their hands, liking [...]
Remember the Seinfeld episode wherein Elaine complains about how non-understandable New Yorker cartoons are and she sets out to “crack the code” using the J Peterman catalog as an excuse to talk to The New Yorker editor “Elinoff”? This week, 14 years after that episode ran, The New Yorker is using Elaine’s cartoon (see last [...]
New Yorker cartoonist Donna Barstow has picked a fight with Something Awful – a user forum notorious for ridicule of comics and those who make them. From Boing Boing: Slate cartoonist Donna Barstow railed on Monday at online forum Something Awful, whose denizens often repost her work and subject it to withering ridicule. Though one [...]
After this weekend in Vegas I can now say that I have met the great Jack Davis (and have a signed sketch!). He has an incredible story and career. A foundation has been set up to “facilitate the study and appreciation of Jack Davis’s contribution to 20th-century art through development of databases, archives, education and [...]
Bruce Handy talks to New Yorker comic editor Bob Mankoff for Vanity Fair about the ever numerous desert-island cartoons that have been generated over the decades: As the magazine’s cartoon editor, do you feel you have to set a higher bar for desert-island cartoons? Oh yeah, there’s always a sliding scale. Desert-island cartoons are like [...]
NCS President and MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond gives a play by play of using the new MAD Magazine iPad app. As usual, when Tom gives a review of a product, it’s quite detailed.
MAD Magazine cartoonist and NCS President Tom Richmond writes on this blog that MAD Magazine is now an iPad app. Today DC Entertainment and MAD Magazine announced the planned release of a new MAD Magazine iPad app complete with interactive features and exclusive content. The app is scheduled to be released on April Fool’s Day [...]
From the New York Times: Al Ross, whose droll cartoons featuring married couples, bar habitués, anthropomorphic animals, philosophizing prisoners, art and publishing world denizens, anachronistic mythological figures and loyal Mets fans appeared in The New Yorker for more than 60 years, died on Thursday in the Bronx. He was 100.