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Video: Inside The Studio Of Legendary “New Yorker” Cartoonist Roz Chast

Worth five minutes of your time.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2015,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

National Cartoonist Society announces nominees for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the nominees for the 2014 Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. The nominees are New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis and Rhymes with Orange creator Hilary Price. This is Roz’s first nomination for the Reuben; Stephan has been nominated 52 times (actually, […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

The New Yorker slideshow: Cartoons from 1995-2005

Yesterday I posted a link to a New Yorker gallery of sample cartoons from 1965-1975. Not sure how far back they’re posting from the archives, but here’s a few additional links to other years they’ve posted. As I mentioned yesterday, it’s interesting that the clothing, hair styles, etc. become dated, but the humor (what we, […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The New Yorker slideshow: Cartoons from 1995-2005

The New Yorker slideshow: Cartoons from 1965-1975

The New Yorker has posed a sample of cartoons from the 1960’s and 70’s. The humor still works, but the imagery (clothes, hair) are quite dated. Via: Michael Maslin

Posted on: Feb 26, 2015,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

New Yorker cartoonist Joseph Farris passes

Joseph Farris, who contributed over 300 cartoons to the New Yorker has passed at the age of 90. Fellow New Yorker cartoonist Michael Maslin writes: Born in 1924, in Newark, NJ, Joe was a longtime Connecticut resident. In his early days he was a student of another Connecticut cartoonist, the great Richard Taylor. Joe contributed […]

Posted on: Feb 2, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

Tom Toro submitted 610 cartoons to the New Yorker before his first sale

Interesting report by NPR about New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro who submitted 610 cartoons to the New Yorker before he made his first sale. From NPR: “I went in, he looked at my stuff, I was just nervously sitting there waiting for him to say something,” Toro says. “And I remember he looked up and […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Toro submitted 610 cartoons to the New Yorker before his first sale

11 episodes of Bob Mankoff talking about New Yorker cartoons

I can’t remember if I’ve posted this before, but if I have not, and you’re a fan of The New Yorker cartoons, head over to Fans of The Cartoon Lounge – 11 episodes of New Yorker Cartoon editor Bob Mankoff talking about cartoons.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2015,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on 11 episodes of Bob Mankoff talking about New Yorker cartoons

Video: Watch Bob Mankoff discuss the New Yorker cartoon caption contest

New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff discusses the New Yorker cartoon caption contest during a presentation at the 2014 Strata Conference + Hadoop World. Via: Michael Maslin

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Al Jaffee on the MAD Magazine Fold-Ins

Paste Magazine interviews the legendary Al Jaffee about his iconic Fold-Ins that appear in MAG Magazine. The way it works is pretty much the way all freelance people work. The Richard Nixon Fold-In is the second fold-in. The first one was with Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher and Richard Burton. But the second one was […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Ed Koren is a long-time volunteer fireman?

Regarding New Yorker cartoonist and newly appointed State Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, Seven Days writes: But few beyond Koren’s neighbors know that, for the past 26 years, he has been a volunteer with the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department. Koren calls his other, less public job a “tonic,” in that it allows him to connect with […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2014,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Interviewed: Mick Stevens on drawing for The New Yorker

Aaron Alexander interviews New Yorker cartoonist Mick Stevens: AA: When you and I talked via email a few weeks ago, you mentioned that you believe a cartoonist?s style is one of the most important things as far as getting noticed, and that style is not just drawing, but the way you think. Can you expand […]

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

New Yorker cartoonist Charles Barsotti passes at age 80

New Yorker cartoonist Charles Barsotti has passed away at age 80. From the New York Times: “He got the maximum out of the minimum,” said Robert Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker magazine, which has published nearly 1,400 Barsotti cartoons since the 1960s. “With just a few lines he could delineate a hobo, a […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2014,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 5 Comments

Thanks to Greg Kogan and GagCartoons.com

A big thanks goes out to Greg Kogan of GagCartoons.com for sponsoring The Daily Cartoonist last week. GagCartoons.com is an online platform that allows cartoonist to upload their backlog of published and unpublished gag cartoons that Greg promotes, markets and licenses them for you. You focus on being a great cartoonist, he focuses on selling […]

Posted on: May 12, 2014,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Roz Chast on latest memoir “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

I saw this story in a few places yesterday, but enjoyed the NPR story best. New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast has a new memoir about her experience as the sole caretaker for her aging parents entitled Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir. Below is the NPR audio story and here’s the written […]

Posted on: May 6, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Roz Chast on latest memoir “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

Check out GagCartoons.com

This week’s sponsor is Greg Kogan of GagCartoons.com. GagCartoons.com is an online platform where you, the friendly (or not) cartoonist can upload your thousands of gag cartoons that are unsold or gathering dust and let Greg promote, market and license them. He’ll even cut you a check for those cartoons that sell. Yes, he’s one […]

Posted on: May 5, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 7 Comments