Tag Archives: new yorker

Faculty (and Alumni) Showcase: R. Sikoryak in the New Yorker

Illustration Alum and current Faculty member R. Sikoryak had an illustration in last week’s issue of the New Yorker!  So cool.  You can see more of Bob’s work at this variety of places:




Masterpiece Comics on Facebook:

Go Bob, Go!

Ed Koren at Columbia University: The Capricious Line

The artist’s name may ring a bell: Koren has contributed close to a thousand cartoons to the New Yorker since 1962, featuring a lovably shaggy cast of characters, which one wag described as “Muppets on Rogaine.” This five-decade survey features original drawings for Koren’s cartoons and illustrated books, and also débuts a quartet of panoramic drawings, inspired by the dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History. A public reception, from 5 to 7, celebrates the show’s opening. (A related exhibition is installed at the Luise Ross gallery, in Chelsea, where a reception will be held on May 1, from 3 to 5.) Opens April 27.

DateApril 27 – June 12

Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University
Venue Address: Schermerhorn Hall, 116th Street and Broadway, New York, N.Y.
Venue Phone: 212-854-7288

Quick Hit: Curious about Cartooning–Screening and Panel at MCNY

Thursday • April 15 • 6:00 PM

Curious about Cartooning: Film Screening and Cartoonist Panel

Join director Lyda Ely for a screening of her film Funny Business (2009), featuring some of the most celebrated cartoonists of The New Yorker magazine. This insider’s look at a previously unexamined world includes George Booth, Roz Chast, Matt Diffee, Mort Gerberg, Sam Gross, Ed Koren, Lee Lorenz, Arnie Levin, Frank Modell, Victoria Roberts, and David Sipress. Following the screening, Lyda Ely will lead a discussion with a select group of New Yorker cartoonists featured in the film about their craft and the lasting influence of cartooning legend Charles Addams. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Charles Addams’s New York. $


$12 Non-Members
$8 Seniors and Students
$6 Museum Members

*A two dollar surcharge applies for unreserved, walk-in participants.

For more information please call 917.492.3395 or programs@mcny.org

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029

[illustration by Charles Addams]

When Fountainheads Collide: Lawrence Weschler on Robert Irwin & David Hockney

On the occasion of the publication of his braided biographical volumes, ‘Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin” and “True to Life: Twenty-Five Years of Conversations with David Hockney,” longtime New Yorker contributor Lawrence Weschler describes what it has been like, lo these many years, to be ponging back and forth between these two giants of contemporary art, who disagree about almost everything, in the profoundest of ways, and yet have never actually spoken with each other.

When Fountainheads Collide
Lawrence Weschler on Robert Irwin & David Hockney
Kellen Auditorium 66 5th Avenue, NYC
7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9th
Free and Open to the Public

Updated Info: Political Cartooning in New York City


The New York Center for Independent Publishing presents:
Comics History/ New York History

Political Cartooning in New York City
Tuesday, November 3rd, 6:30 p.m.

Boss Tweed may have been the most powerful man in the city, but he was
still tormented by Thomas Nast’s biting parodies of him as a cartoon.
Decades later, Jules Feiffer took on Presidents from Eisenhower to
Clinton in the pages of The Village Voice. Parsons Illustration faculty member
Bill Kartalopoulos will lead a panel exploring the historical – and ongoing
– interaction between political cartoons, New York City, and the
public. Panel members will include: graphic novelist and illustrator
Eric Drooker, whose work regularly appears on the cover of The New
Yorker; cartoonist and SVA faculty member Tom Hart, whose Hutch Owen
has appeared in two book collections and a daily comic strip in the
Metro; New York Times contributor and cartoonist Tim Kreider, whose
cartoon, The Pain – When Will It End?, has been collected in two
books; and World War 3 Illustrated co-founder, graphic novelist, and
Spy vs. Spy artist Peter Kuper, whose “Eye of the Beholder” was the
first comic strip to regularly appear in The New York Times.

Join us at our historic building at 20 West 44th Street as we explore
New York City through comics. Visit our website at www.nycip.org for
more information!

Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for members, and $5 for students, and
can be paid in advance online or at the door on the day of the event.

This program is supported, in part, by NYSCA (New York States Council
on the Arts) and public funds from the New York City Department of
Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

NYCIP is an educational program of the General Society of Mechanics
and Tradesmen.  You can read more about this event at their website.

Quick Hit: The New Yorker’s Naked Campaign

Over the past couple of months, The New Yorker has been posting video shorts of the fantastic illustrator Steve Brodner, drawing and discussing the Presidential campaign, its candidates, and the social dynamics surrounding this historic race for the White House. Here’s one installment, but make sure to visit the Naked Campaign YouTube channel to see all of them.