I’d highly encourage everyone to back this very worthy project on Kickstarter for one of my all-time favourite New Yorker cartoonists.
Drawing Life, a partly animated documentary about the legendary cartoonist George Booth.
Drawing Life director Nathan Fitch met George Booth at a party while working at The New Yorker Magazine as a Video Producer. Immediately, he knew that he wanted to make a documentary short about George, whose charisma, work and storytelling are all-enveloping. Nathan began production on the project in 2017 with the working title "Drawing Life".
At 92 years old, George is among the oldest living New Yorker Cartoonists, and continues to publish regularly in the magazine. Born in Cainsville Missouri (population 200), George launched his cartooning career while serving in the US Marines during World War II, when he was recruited to draw for the Marines publication Leatherneck Magazine. While George will gladly tell you of any number of humorous misadventures along the way (blowing up outhouses, being screamed at by officer managers), he would ascend to become a celebrated artist in the golden era of magazines, influencing a younger generation of cartoonists with his wit and imagination. Today George is a proud Brooklynite, working out of a studio in his daughter Sarah's apartment on a vibrant block in Crown Heights.