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.
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.
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. Beyond that it's really
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
"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. A revised ballot is now available on Comic-Con's website,
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.
Ebert has been submitting to The New Yorker caption contest for years now, to no avail; in 2009 he even wrote a blog post lamenting tha
In our recurring feature, ComicsAlliance writer Chris Sims and a rotating cast of talented artists imagine a finer world to bring you a look at the Best Comics Ever that Did Not, Will Not, and occasionally Can Not Happen! This week, the amazing Colleen Coover joins us to tell the story of the inter-company crossover
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