Monday, November 30, 2015

Edward Koren: So Quickly, So Slowly I

A rare impression of Edward Koren's So Quickly, So Slowly I is currently listed on eBay. The etching dates from 1991 and was published in an edition of only 15. It's quite lively.

eBay Listing as of November 30, 2015

eBay Item Description

July 4, 2016 Update:  Sold!

Note:  I'm not making any promises, but you just might be able to find more blog posts here about Edward Koren.


Ed Koren's Memories of a Bedtime Book Club

From the New York Times comes this illustration by Edward Koren. It accompanies a 2013 article on memories of reading aloud to children and the difficulty of letting go...

Note:  Illustrator Edward Koren has been seen on this blog before...


Edward Koren: A Couple of Dogs

A copy of Quality Time (1995) by Edward Koren with an original drawing of two dogs was sold on eBay in  August. The agreed upon Make Offer price was $45.

Edward Koren, Original drawing of two dogs in
Quality Time:  Parenting, Progeny, and Pets, 1995.
Inscribed "For Midge/Edward Koren"

eBay Listing Ended August 24, 2015

eBay Item Description

Edward Koren, Original drawing of two dogs in Quality Time:  Parenting, Progeny, and Pets, 1995.
Inscribed "For Midge/Edward Koren"

Note:  Shop more of the blog posts here about the art of Edward Koren.

Then don't miss the other signed books with original drawings, a staple of this blog.


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Blog Post No. 1700: The New Yorker Apocrypha

On March 26, author Richard Gehr interviewed cartoonist Edward Koren at the New School. Prior to the event, Mr. Gehr had noted this blog and been kind enough to invite me to the talk. When I introduced myself, he complimented the blog and described it as "the New Yorker apocrypha."

Interesting. Over the years, I have come up with a number of ways of characterizing my blog, but that wasn't one of them. My official description of the blog is rather less succinct:
An art blog about cartoons, illustration, and those cartoon caption contests. New Yorker artists merit special note here. As they should.
That is quite literal and attempts to include a variety of the things I do here, whereas Richard Gehr just gets right to the point. The Biblical apocrypha, of course, refers to written works not included in the official canon. My blog contains any number of artistic endeavors by New Yorker artists that did not appear in the magazine. In theory, this should be the easiest blog in the world to put together, as any New Yorker artist can create dozens of works for every one that appears in the magazine.

Richard Gehr's new book is I Only Read It for the Cartoons: The New Yorker's Most Brilliantly Twisted Artists. Observe how my copy of it became a part of the New Yorker apocrypha.

Edward Koren in  conversation with Richard Gehr

Richard Gehr's I Only Read It for the Cartoons:
The New Yorker's Most Brilliantly Twisted Artists

I Only Read It for the Cartoons:
The New Yorker's Most Brilliantly Twisted Artists
signed, inscribed, and drawn upon by Ed Koren

I Only Read It for the Cartoons:
The New Yorker's Most Brilliantly Twisted Artists
signed and inscribed by Richard Gehr

Note:  As you now might expect, most of my posts about Edward Koren have nothing to do with the New Yorker.

Only one percent of the blog posts here get to be Centennial posts:

If you want to know what's in the first 1699 posts, why not start with the index?


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Edward Koren for Books & Co.

The eyes have it! Edward Koren illustrates a poster for the defunct Books & Co.

Edward Koren, Books & Co. poster

Edward Koren's signature

The pushpin does not go through the paper.

eBay Listing Ended November 12, 2015

eBay Item Description

Note:  This blog has lots of other posters and lots of artwork by Edward Koren.


Friday, November 27, 2015

My Entry in the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #499

Here is my entry in the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest #499 for November 23, 2015. The drawing is by Michael Maslin.

"Does it look like rain?"

A few similarly-misguided caption ideas:
"You forgot your umbrella!"
"I told you to bring your umbrella!"
"Hold your breath!"
"Stay dry!"
"Oh, and don't forget your eyedrops!"

November 30, 2015 Update:  The Finalists

December 14, 2015 Update:  Winning Caption

Note:  Last week, Jack Ziegler demonstrated his swordsmanship. My caption was not worthy of Camelot. See the smashing results of Contest #498.

Click on the link for more dry humor from Michael Maslin.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

2015 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation

The balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade get inflated. Let's have a party!

Overhead view of Harold the Fireman, Sinclair Oil's Dino, and Pikachu

Angry Bird!
Thomas the Tank Engine
Harold the Fireman and Sinclair Oil's Dino


The Pillsbury Doughboy
"Yes, Virginia!"
Elf on the Shelf
Snoopy and Woodstock
Snoopy and Woodstock

Snoopy and Woodstock

New York's Finest

Macy's Red Stars, West 81st Street
Street decorations, Columbus Avenue

Note:  Check out my other Thanksgiving posts. And a happy Thanksgiving to all!