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Episode 276 – Mark Ulriksen

Virtual Memories Show 276: Mark Ulriksen “When I went on my own, I gave myself two goals: I want to do work that I like and I’m proud of, and I want to earn the respect of my peers. I have control over the first and not the second, but I think I got ’em.”…

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Episode 186 – Michael Maslin

Virtual Memories Show #186: Michael Maslin “Arno is as close to the founder of The New Yorker cartoon as you can get.” Michael Maslin joins the show to talk about his new book, Peter Arno: The Mad, Mad World of The New Yorker’s Greatest Cartoonist (Regan Arts). We talk about his own career at The New…

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Richard Gehr – I Was a Teenage Structuralist

Season 4 Episode 42 Richard Gehr: I Was A Teenage Structuralist! “I’ve read enough Roland Barthes and Foucault to know it’s all fiction, man.” Richard Gehr’s new book, I Only Read It for the Cartoons: The New Yorker’s Most Brilliantly Twisted Artists (Amazon/New Harvest), profiles a dozen New Yorker cartoonists. We talk about the genesis…

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Roz Chast – Parental Guidance

Season 4 Episode 34 Roz Chast – Parental Guidance “Starting out at The New Yorker at 23, I thought, ‘If I draw really small, this won’t bother people too much.’ My editor told me it wasn’t just readers, but some of the older cartoonists really hated my stuff. One of them asked him if he…

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