James Stevenson is remembered by the great cartoonist Lee Lorenz who, as The New Yorker‘s Art Editor guided the magazine’s Art Department (that included the cartoons and the covers) from 1973 through 1993, and then served as Cartoon Editor from 1993 through 1997. Mr. Lorenz was Mr. Stevenson’s editor from 1973 through 1993.
…from the Greenwich Times, February 21, 2017, “James Stevenson, New Yorker Cartoonist, Cos Cob Resident, Dies”
…from The New York Times, February 24, 2017, “James Stevenson, Ex-New Yorker illustrator, Dies at 87” *
*If only someone at The New York Times could change “Ex-New Yorker Illustrator” to “New Yorker Cartoonist” — Mr. Stevenson was first and foremost a New Yorker cartoonist.
UPDATE: The online headline for Mr. Stevenson’s New York Times obit has just been changed to read “New Yorker Cartoonist” …thank you, NYTs!
…Special Note: Attempted Bloggery has been featuring art by Mr. Stevenson all week. Check it out!
The latest Cartoon Companion is posted. The two anonymous critics take a close look at the cartoons appearing in the issue of February 27th. A new rating system is in effect.