Sarah Booth recently took this photo of her father, the one-and-only George Booth. My thanks to Sarah for permission to post here.
Here’s Mr. Booth’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z :
George Booth (photo above taken in NYC 2016, courtesy of Liza Donnelly) Born June 28, 1926, Cainesville, MO. New Yorker work: 1969 – . Key collections: Think Good Thoughts About A Pussycat (Dodd, Mead, 1975), Rehearsal’s Off! (Dodd, Mead, 1976), Omnibooth: The Best of George Booth ( Congdon & Weed, 1984), The Essential George Booth, Compiled and Edited by Lee Lorenz ( Workman, 1998).
Latest New Yorker Cartoons Rated by Cartoon Companion
If you like your New Yorker cartoons rated, there’s only one place to go. The Cartoon Companion boys (their true identities are secret) take a look at this week’s offerings which include colluding ice cubes, a kangaroo with a handy pocket, an emergency room with live music, some tusky elephants, and a gluttonous fish.
Bruce Eric Kaplan on the New Yorker Radio Hour
Here’s Bruce Eric Kaplan on the magazine’s Radio Hour talking about summertime tv.
Video: Ellis Rosen with Emma Allen and Colin Stokes
One of the Cartoon Department’s newest stablemates, Ellis Rosen, joins cartoon editor, Emma Allen, and associate cartoon editor, Colin Stokes, for a look at some NYC subway-related cartoons. See it here. Extra reading: an Ellis Rosen article of interest here.
Advertising Work by New Yorker Cartoonists, Part 5: Helen Hokinson
In earlier days at The New Yorker, the cartoonists were rated: AAA, AA, A. Two cartoonists were, on paper, unrated, listed above all the others in their own upper stratosphere: Peter Arno, and Helen Hokinson. Ms. Hokinson was the magazine’s earliest star.
The Spill is grateful to Warren Bernard for providing his entire collection of ads by New Yorker cartoonists, including the three by Ms. Hokinson shown here.
Dates of ads: Flit, 1935; Ry-Krisp, 1945; Maxwell Coffee, 1949.
Ms. Hokinson’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:
Helen Hokinson (above) Born, Illinois,1893; died, Washington, D.C., 1949. New Yorker work: 1925 -1949, with some work published posthumously. All of Hokinson’s collections are wonderful, but here are two favorites. Her first collection: So You’re Going To Buy A Book! (Minton, Balch & Co, 1931) and what was billed as “the final Hokinson collection”: The Hokinson Festival (Dutton & Co., 1956)