The cover says it all.
Fewer Daily cartoons this week (undoubtedly due to last week’s long weekend): Jeremy Nguyen’s take on a recent Facebook fad; Ellis Rosen mixes politics with a (potentially harmful) fad; a return visit to the Wall (not Pink Floyd’s Wall) with Peter Kuper, and finally some alternate pussy hats. Over on Daily Shouts, “Just Google It” by Sam Marlow.
Attempted Bloggery Continues Its Hoff Fest
There are two more Syd Hoff drawings under the heading People You Could Murder. See them here on Attempted Bloggery.
The Cartoon Companion‘s “Max” and “Simon” are back, taking a close look at the New Yorker cartoons in the issue of January 22, 2018. Visit the site here!
Even More Hoff
Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery keeps the spotlight on little seen work by the late great Syd Hoff. See it here!
Roz Chast with Ukulele
Last Tuesday’s Daily Cartoon (by Jeremy Nguyen) gets some attention: “New Yorker Pokes Fun at Donald Trump with Google Culture and Arts App”
Hoff Week Continues at Attempted Bloggery
Further obscure Hoff courtesy of Attempted Bloggery. Check it out here!
R. Sikoryak Next Visiting Artist at Center for Cartoon Studies
A New Yorker State of Mind Enters 1929
One of the Spill‘s favorite blogs has rounded the corner of 1928, and has entered 1929. The issue above, with art by the incredible Rea Irvin, has always been a favorite. Visit the blog here.
Here’s Rea Irvin’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:
Rea Irvin (pictured above. Self portrait above from Meet the Artist) *Born, San Francisco, 1881; died in the Virgin Islands,1972. Irvin was the cover artist for the New Yorker’s first issue, February 21, 1925. He was the magazine’s first art editor, holding the position from 1925 until 1939 when James Geraghty assumed the title. Irvin became art director and remained in that position until William Shawn succeeded Harold Ross. Irvin’s last original work for the magazine was the magazine’s cover of July 12, 1958. The February 21, 1925 Eustace Tilley cover had been reproduced every year on the magazine’s anniversary until 1994, when R. Crumb’s Tilley-inspired cover appeared. Tilley has since reappeared, with other artists substituting from time-to-time.
Hoff Week Continues on Attempted Bloggery
And another fave blog, Attempted Bloggery continues its salute to Syd Hoff. Check it out here!
A Syd Hoff Salute From Attempted Bloggery
Well this will be fun. Attempted Bloggery begins a salute to the late great Syd Hoff today. See it here!
Here’s Mr. Hoff’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:
Syd Hoff ( Pictured above. Source: Esquire Cartoon album, 1957) Born 1912, New York City, died May 12, 2004, Miami Beach, Florida. New Yorker work: 1931 – 1975. Website: http://www.sydhoff.org/
Donald Reilly’s Work at Cooper Union
From Cooper Union, “Donald Reilly’s New Yorker Legacy”
— the above piece found its way to the Spill courtesy of David Pomerantz. My thanks to him.
…and an additional piece Spilled a few years ago about CU alum Edward Sorel, Liana Finck, and Jon Agee: “Cooper Cartoonists at The New Yorker”
Mr. Reilly’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:
Donald Reilly ( Pictured above in the mid 1980s. Photograph by Liza Donnelly) Born, Scranton, Pa. November 11, 1933; died, Wilton, Ct., June 18, 2006. Graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in English; received a certificate in fine arts from Cooper Union in 1963. NYer work: 1964 -2006; 1,107 cartoons and 16 covers. Rumored to have been on the shortlist in consideration to succeed James Geraghty as The New Yorker’s Art Editor (Lee Lorenz, in his book The Art of The New Yorker 1925 -1995, said Reilly was “Geraghty’s choice” to succeed him). William Shawn eventually appointed Lee Lorenz to the position in 1973