cartoonist en The Book Show #1348 - Bob Mankoff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Bob Mankoff is the cartoon editor of The New Yorker magazine and he has the best job in the world. At least, that’s what everyone tells him.</p><p>In his new memoir, <em>How About Never – Is Never Good For You? My Life in Cartoons</em>, Mankoff illustrates that in fact he has two amazing jobs. Editor and is also one of the magazine foremost cartoonists himself.</p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90636 at The Book Show #1348 - Bob Mankoff "Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir by Roz Chast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In her first memoir, <em>New Yorker </em>cartoonist <a href="">Roz Chast</a> brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast’s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.</p><p>While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies—the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care.</p><p>The book is a portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can. The name of the book is <em>Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?</em></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90040 at "Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir by Roz Chast Liza Donnelly On "Women On Men" <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is always a thrill to welcome New Yorker Cartoonist </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Liza Donnelly</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to the program. She has a new book of cartoons and writing, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00GVABUL6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Women on Men</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B00GVABUL6" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /> </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that is available as an e-book.</span></p><p>The book is a collection of over 200 of her cartoons. The theme is primarily about women being funny.</p><p>Liza Donnelly has been publishing cartoons in the New Yorker since 1982. She is also a weekly columnist and cartoonist for <a href=""></a>, specializing in politics and women’s rights, and for three years, Donnelly has been drawing a weekly cartoon on gender issues and women’s rights for the news site, <a href="">Women’s Enews</a>.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 80119 at Liza Donnelly On "Women On Men" FilmColumbia - Gary Leib - Animiation for Adults <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Gary Leib</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has won wide praise for his work as an animator and cartoonist, including a 1994 Harvey nomination for his </span>Fantagraphics<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> comic book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Idiotland</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. His illustrations and cartoons have appeared in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Yorker</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Musician Magazine</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The New York Observer</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Raw</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Blab</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and as weekly features in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The New York Press</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for many years. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has taught in the graduate computer animation program at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. His animation company is called, </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Twinkle</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Gary curates “Animation for Adults” for the <a href="">FilmColumbia</a> Festival and this year’s program will screen at 12:30 pm on Saturday.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 76253 at FilmColumbia - Gary Leib - Animiation for Adults The 10th annual Art Along the Hudson 2013 Kickoff Media Event and Exhibition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Rhinebeck<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Red Hook arts communities are hosting the </span>10<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Art Along the Hudson</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Spring Kick-off Media Event, on Wednesday May </span>15<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>The purpose of this AAH event is to bring together business owners, elected officials, artists, arts patrons and the media with a focus on the many and varied cultural opportunities available and how they generate economic growth.</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64538 at The 10th annual Art Along the Hudson 2013 Kickoff Media Event and Exhibition