I’m reminded of the above collection (with cover art by the great Alan Dunn) every Memorial Day weekend. Here’s a piece with more information on the magazine’s war time publications.
Mostly Trumpian Daily cartoons this week (as they’ve been for quite some time), with a bonus Daily courtesy of Barry Blitt on Friday. Others contributing through the week: Peter Kuper (twice), Lars Kenseth, David Sipress and Brendan Loper.
Edward Sorel in The New York Times Book Review
I should’ve mentioned this a while back, but better late than…well you know. Our grand master of caricature, Edward Sorel has been working on a series of back pages for The New York Times Book Review. His latest: “The Rise and Fall of Truman Capote” appears this week.
Mr. Sorel has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1990.
Cartoon Companion is back with their deep-ish takes on every cartoon in the latest issue of the New Yorker (May 28, 2018). Charlie Hankin is awarded the CC’s “Top Toon” ribbon. Read it here!
Mr. Hankin has been contributing to The New Yorker since August of 2013. Link to his website here.
Fave Photo of the Day
Mr. Eckstein has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2007; Mr. Krimstein since 2000, Mr. Leighton since 2002; Mr. Downes since 1998; Mr. Borchart since 2007.
(photo courtesy of Spill photographer, Bob Eckstein)
Mr. Dator began contributing to The New Yorker in 2006.
Julia Wertz Speaks
Ms. Wertz began contributing to The New Yorker in 2015.
Jane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencils returns with a look at Victoria Roberts’ tools of the trade. See it here!
Ms. Roberts began contributing to The New Yorker in 1988.
Attempted Bloggery on Cuneo’s Art
This week Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery looks at items acquired at the MoCCA Fest. Today it’s John Cuneo‘s Not Waving But Drawing. Read it here. Above right: Mr. Cuneo’s most recent New Yorker cover.
Photo above: Mr. Cuneo in the foreground seated next to Anelle Miller, the Director of The Society of Illustrators. In the back, from left to right: Cartoonist Felipe Galindo, Stephen Nadler, and cartoonist Marc Bilgrey (photo courtesy of Liza Donnelly).
Seth’s Commencement Address
From The Comics Journal, May 22, 2018, “Seth’s 2018 Center For Cartoon Studies Commencement Speech” — read the entire address here.
Seth began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002.
A Split-Second Encounter With Philip Roth
Back in the Fall of 2014, driving on Columbus Avenue, I made a right turn onto West 79th Street. As my wife and I once had an apartment on 79th I often made a point of driving past the address on the way back upstate. For some reason on this particular day, after rounding the corner, and well short of our old apartment building, I immediately pulled over on the north side of the street and illegally parked for a moment. Just then a taxi pulled right in front of me, and parked. The right side back door of the taxi opened and a fellow holding a cane gingerly got out. He started to make his way to the rear of the cab and then began to negotiate between the cab’s rear bumper and my front bumper. I wanted the guy to know I wasn’t going to move my car while he was there — a simple courtesy — so I looked right at him, and he looked right at me (I suppose to make sure I wasn’t going to move my car): it was Philip Roth. I waited til he’d crossed diagonally southwest on 79th before taking the picture you see above. A nice split-second encounter with a favorite writer.
From the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, May 22, 2018, “Cartoonist Spiegelman to Receive MacDowell Medal”
–Mr. Spiegelman began contributing to The New Yorker in 1992.