Saturday, July 27, 2019

Edward Koren: Four Books with Original Sketches

Reader and longtime contributor David from Manhattan returns to this blog with new images of four books personalized by New Yorker cartoonist Edward Koren. These books date from 1980 to 1995 and each contains an original sketch. We've seen other copies of each of these books before, and these were also embellished by Mr. Koren, but the original sketches make each of these four books freshly wonderful in its own way. 
Edward Koren
Drawing of a figure holding a sign, inscribed "For Leo~/With all my best wishes—From your East Coast, North Country country cousin/Ed Koren"
in a copy of What About Me?:  Cartoons from the New Yorker (1989)

Scan by David from Manhattan


Edward Koren
Drawing of three women inscribed "To Pamela/with best regards—/Edward Koren"
in a copy of Quality Time: Parenting, Progeny, and Pets (1995
)
Scan by David from Manhattan


Edward Koren
Ballot drawing
Inscribed "☐ Yes
              ☐ No
                   ☐ Maybe

My Man
Ed Koren"
in a copy of
 The Art of the New Yorker 1925-1995 by Lee Lorenz
Photo by David from Manhattan

Edward Koren
Drawing of a skier with ski lift and mountain
Inscribed "Laura/with every good thing/Ed Koren/Nov 19 80"

in a copy of "Well, There's Your Problem." (1980)
Photo by David from Manhattan





Note:  Once again I offer my thanks to David from Manhattan for contributing these unique images. This is David's thirty-third contribution to the blog.

Edward Koren generously provides fans with original sketches in his books and Attempted Bloggery has collected quite a few of these here in the archives. Lucky readers with original Koren art in their libraries are invited to contribute scans or photographs of said art. You may choose to go public or to remain anonymous. Remember, no pseudonym is too outlandish.

Quick Links to the Attempted Bloggery Archives:

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Attempted Bloggery's Black Diamond Index


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