Edward Sorel: Nice Work If You Can Get It
November 13, 2011 10:27 AM   Subscribe

Edward Sorel: Nice Work If You Can Get It a 20-minute overview of his career as a cartoonist and illustrator, in which the artist goes through a lot of paper in the search for immediacy. Filmed by his son, with commentary by contemporaries Milton Glaser and Jules Feiffer.
posted by TimTypeZed (4 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
this was fantastic!
posted by PinkMoose at 1:38 PM on November 13, 2011

recent issue of the New Yorker I think (can't find link, can't find issue at home or even in our local library which apparently no longer holds a few weeks of back issues what the hell is up with that?) features a two page cartoon by a contemporary Greek/American cartoonist (name slips my mind) outlining the history of his father's career as a gag writing cartoonist and how it became harder and harder as the magazines declined.

Good stuff, I call upon others to track it down as a companion piece to this.
posted by IndigoJones at 1:42 PM on November 13, 2011

Just outstanding - the stuff about his process, showing repeated versions of a piece are just fascinating and wonderful!
posted by leslies at 6:12 PM on November 13, 2011

god Sorel is awesome. Studying his work and trying to borrow his mega-scribbly methods for a little while really loosened my penwork up.
posted by egypturnash at 6:41 PM on November 13, 2011

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