Hi, All …
For those of you in the New York City area, I will be participating on a panel, “Laughter by the Month,” at Columbia University’s Butler Library, room 523, on Thursday evening, March 9 at 6pm.
The discussion will center around American humor magazines, from the late 19th through the early 20th centuries, and the collection of over 5500 issues, including Mad, Ballyhoo, Trump and other classics, donated to Columbia’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library by alumnus Steven Boss.
I also am donating much of my cartoon archive to Columbia and will talk about my publishing career that began in the early 1960s in the smallest no-name magazines and graduated to the top-names like The New Yorker and Playboy, among many other venues. Also joining the panel besides Boss and myself will be scholar Dr. Eddy Portnoy and educator Mark Newgarden. The event is free and open to the public.
There’ll be a small reception afterwards, so if you’re there, come up and say hello.