Bob Eckstein will be graphically covering his 5th Super Bowl via The New York Times.
Link to Ms. Chast’s website here.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________The latest subject on Jane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencils blog: Felipe Galindo (aka Feggo). See it here!
Link here to Mr. Galindo’s website.
Link here to Mr. Steiner’s website.
On the newsstands this week and next (because it’s a double issue): The New Yorker Anniversary issue (yes, it’s called that on the Table of Contents).
Eustace Tilley, as you can see by the cover, has returned, albeit not Rea Irvin’s original.
Small ChangeS Noted:
At the bottom of the Table of Contents, the typeface used for the Drawings (meaning cartoons) has returned to this font…
…after a brief flirtation with the font below as part of the magazine’s re-design of certain sections (Goings On About Town, etc.):
ALSO: Was happy to see the (refined*) Rea Irvin typeface has returned to the following headings: Goings On About Town, Classical Music, Art, Night Life, Movies, The Theatre, and Above & Beyond. (oddly, Food & Drink is still hanging in there with interlocking “oo”s — a use that goes back to the version of the font in the earliest issues).
Peter Steiner, the fellow who brought us The New Yorker‘s most republished drawing in its history, is gearing up for the February publication of his newest novel, The Capitalist, by treating us all to new cartoons. The most recent drawing appears here. To see others visit Mr. Steiner’s blog, Hopeless But Not Serious.
…From The Observer, January 27, 2016, “No Escape From The New Yorker“ — this piece on the various areas where The New Yorker is roaming outside of the print world.
…and speaking of roaming, here’s a piece from Indiewire, on the magazine’s new Amazon series, The New Yorker Presents.
Ben Schwartz has passed The New Yorker‘s Daily Cartoon baton to David Sipress. This is Mr. Sipress’s third adventure in the pressure cooker.
[photo from newyorker.com]
“The Art of The New Yorker: Drawing & Decision” brings together two giants of The New Yorker cartoon world, Lee Lorenz and Edward Koren. The event takes place February 4th, from 5 to 6pm, at the Bellarmine Museum of Art in Fairfield, Connecticut. Details here.
The entry for Roberta MacDonald on Ink Spill‘s “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z” has been woefully thin… until now. Thanks to her daughter’s contribution to this site we now have a photograph of Ms. MacDonald as well as more biographical information and samples of her book illustrations.
Ms. MacDonald contributed a hundred and three drawings to The New Yorker from 1940 to 1952. Both her first drawing, in the issue of May 4, 1940 and her last, in the issue of July 19, 1952, were captionless and multi-panel — a MacDonald specialty. Of her hundred and three drawings I’d estimate a good three-quarters were multi-panel (some only a few panels and others stretching across several pages). I’ve always felt that these kinds of drawings were the most difficult to do. Ms. MacDonald’s drawings had an easy line, with a seemingly effortless ability to capture whatever scene she’d set her sights on (below: a drawing from The New Yorker, April 8, 1950)
Liza Donnelly, in her Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and their Cartoons, had this to say about Ms. MacDonald:
her first cartoon was politically minded…it reflects MacDonald’s sensitivity to politics and the then mood of the country, a talent she demonstrated throughout her early work for The New Yorker.
Born in San Francisco in 1917, Ms. MacDonald attended the University of California Berkeley where she was a contributor and editor for Pelican, their humor magazine. She moved to New York after selling some cartoons to The New Yorker. Besides contributing cartoons to other magazines she illustrated numerous humor and children’s books until returning to California in the 1960’s. Ms. MacDonald died in Santa Rosa, California, 1999. [left: a self portrait from Meet The Artist, a 1943 exhibition catalog from the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco]
Below are some examples of Ms. MacDonald’s book illustrations (Translations From the English, 1951 & a page from the book; The Abe Burrows Songbook, 1955; The Adventures of Pinocchio, 1960)