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The Great Art Comic Evangelist: A Tribute to Art Spiegelman

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Many comics creators can be applauded for garnering the art form a more popular legitimacy, but it can be argued that nobody has done more than Art Spiegelman. Born to Holocaust survivors on February 15, 1948, Spiegelman has acted as comics' ambassador for decades, working to reduce the gap between the perceived high art of the galleries and the perceived low art of the comics page. And it wasn't entirely because of Maus...

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‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ Adapts ‘The New Yorker’ Cartoons For The Stage [Video]

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We all love The New Yorker's sometimes funny, often obtuse, impossibly refined cartoons, don't we? But it has always seemed that they were missing something: The human touch.

The staff at Late Night with Seth Meyers looked to add that missing element in a bit this week that looked to break the magazine's famous cartoons out of their one-panel shells and make them full-on stage productions featuring the Late Night Players. Check out a video of the piece, which includes commentary from the man who picks the cartoons himself, New Yorker editor David Remnick.

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Ivan Brunetti’s Covers For ‘The New Yorker’ Are Diverse And Personal [Art]

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Many of the greatest cartoonists and illustrators working in comics today have provided cover art for the The New Yorker over the years, and Ivan Brunetti is no exception. The Ignatz Award-winning creator of Schizo has done several covers for the magazine, but it still came as a pleasant surprise to see his latest contribution, which adorns this week's issue. The cover celebrates the arrival of summer, and comes a few weeks after the release of Brunetti's new book -- Aesthetics: A Memoir, an illustrated autobiography that traces his trajectory as an artist from childhood doodles to his professional work.

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Link Ink: New ‘Arrow’ Promo, New Yorker Nipples And Plastic Gordon Freeman

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TV: Oliver Queen discusses his double identity in The CW's latest Arrow promo.

Censorship: A New Yorker cartoon depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden was removed by Facebook for violating its terms of service for showing nipples...

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Link Ink: O’Malley On ‘Seconds,’ Kevin Keller’s ‘Trek’ Cosplay And More ‘Dredd 3D’ Footage

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Upcoming: Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley has given fans an update about his upcoming project, Seconds, noting that "...Seconds is about a restaurant, and the restaurant is called Seconds, and 90 percent of the story takes place within it...

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Link Ink: Daniel Clowes Covers The New Yorker, Sleeved Superhero Blankets and Sci-Fi Eateries

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Art: Daniel Clowes comments on the changing shape of book stores on a new cover for The New Yorker.

Eats: Blastr has a list of sci-fi restaurants currently in operation. Sadly, none of them are in my neighborhood -- but they may be in yours...

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Rejected by The New Yorker: Box Brown’s Spurned Single-Panel Cartoons

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What does it take to get your cartoon published in the New Yorker? Box Brown, creator of the webcomics Bellen! and Everything Dies, has been trying to crack the code. Last summer, after Hark! A Vagrant cartoonist Kate Beaton became the first webcomics creator to have a cartoon published in the New Yorker, webcartoonist Brown posted a Bellen...

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Link Ink: New X-Men Teams, DC’s ‘New 52′ Commercials And Hope For ‘Locke & Key’ On TV

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Teams: Marvel Comics has released its initial lineups for its X-teams following the events of Schism. What do you think of the new teams?

Creators: Kate Beaton will be touring North America in support of her new Hark...

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Eisner-Nominated ‘I Thought You Would Be Funnier’ Left off Eisner Ballot

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"I thought it would be funnier If I got left off the Eisner ballot, but I guess not!" said cartoonist Shannon Wheeler in a press release discussing the accidental omission of his I Thought You Would Be Funnier graphic novel -- which is nominated for Best Humor Publication -- from the online ballot...

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Roger Ebert Finally Wins New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest After 107 Tries

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Film critic Robert Ebert is best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning and occasionally brutal reviews of movies, but despite his acclaim in the world of criticism, we have learned today that Ebert is still a man much like the rest of us, a man who puts his pants on one leg at a time, a man who just wants to win a cartoon caption contest, dammit...

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