This last week I got to join all the New Yorker cartoonists for a big launch of The Cartoon Collection - a new cartoon licensing venture from previous cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff. The event took place at what has been dubbed by the New York Times as, “The Sistine Chapel of Cartooning”, The Overlook hotel in uptown Manhattan.
Here’s an excerpt from the Times:
In a dark booth at the Overlook, which resides in a little brick building that has defied demolition below the skyscrapers of East Midtown, two men were having a beer. The bar was rowdy with people eating wings and watching basketball on televisions, but the men were busy studying the cracked, ageing wall beside them. Twenty feet wide and spanning the room’s length, it was covered with dozens of fading drawings of classic American cartoon and comic strip characters. (Continue Reading)
The room was packed to the gills with writers and cartoonists from all over, celebrating the launch. We got to draw on the big boards that will go up on the walls to join the giants of American cartooning.
Take a look at the new site at: https://www.cartooncollections.com/
A few quick snaps from the night