I’ve submitted a lot of cover ideas to The New Yorker over the years. Two were bought, but never ran, and two others were bought as cartoons (one ran, the other is still in the magazine’s archives). This Easter-themed submission, obviously done when I was in a Charles Addams mood, never got a nibble from the editors. But I’ve always liked it enough to drag it out this time of year. It dates from the late 1980s — either the Robert Gottlieb era, or possibly the very end of the William Shawn era.
D.D. Degg has informed Ink Spill that John Drummond, passed away on April 11 at age 90. Mr. Drummond, whose one appearance in The New Yorker qualified him as a One Club* member worked for a number of national magazines. His one New Yorker drawing, shown here, appeared October 2, 1965.
*Ink Spill‘s One Club is limited to cartoonists who were published just once in The New Yorker. Their One Club status is noted on the members “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z” entry by the red top-hatted fellow Members qualify only after thirty years have passed since their one and only appearance.
(My thanks to Mr. Degg for the links to Mr. Drummond’s obit and profile. More links courtesy of Mr. Degg here. )
Just a few days ago, we wondered where this Peter Arno drawing appeared. Attempted Bloggery now has the answer. Find it here.