This post from newyorker.com: From the Desk of Bob Mankoff, December 28, 2011, “Michael Maslin’s Perfect Cartoon” Dear First time Visitors, My apologies for possibly sending you back from whence you came, but as long as you’re here please feel free to look around. If you’d like to read more Ink Spill posts about Thurber click on the Posted Notes
From The Internet Writing Workshop, “This Day in Writing History” — a brief bio of James Thurber on the anniversary of his birth, this day in 1894.
From The Library of America, The 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion , edited by Andy Borowitz, includes work by James Thurber, E.B. White, Dorothy Parker, Donald Barthelme, Veronica Geng, Tom Wolfe, Ian Frazier, Susan Orlean, Calvin Trillin, S.J. Perelman, Woody Allen, Peter De Vries, Philip Roth, and many many more.
A few years ago I put up eight foot long by eight foot high bookshelves exclusively devoted to holding the sprawling collection of cartoon books my wife (and fellow cartoonist) Liza Donnelly, and I have collected over the years. Before the cartoon library wall of shelves went up, our cartoon collection was here and there throughout the house, in
Whither Whither, or After Sex What? Edited by Walter S. Hankel (1930, The Macaulay Co., NY) I’ve always loved this book more for its cover than its content. It was published just five years after the birth of The New Yorker, and a year before Thurber’s first drawing appeared in the magazine (January of 1931). That isn’t to