Posts Tagged ‘The New Yorker’

Magazine Cartooning Not Quite Par Excellence

Posted by on January 3rd, 2011 at 1:00 PM
Instead of a text piece about cartooning or cartoonists, the editors have in recent “cartoon issues,” including this one, published an article about a comedian, thinking, apparently, that since cartoons provoke laughter, anything that provokes laughter is suitable fodder for the “cartoon issue.”

What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?

Posted by on March 8th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

A report from Art Spiegelman's illustrated lecture at the Liberty Theater, Puyallup, WA.

George Booth’s Little Theater of Everyday Absurdities

Posted by on January 12th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
George Booth’s cartoons, in large ­part, are theaters, staged vignettes, that, in their tones, mingle the cranky, bristling domesticity of the ’20s and ’30s Clifford Odets with the careening Surrealist/ Dadaist farce of Eugene Ionesco. Booth’s overall tone differs from many of his current colleagues at The New Yorker in its deft balancing of journalism and whimsy.