Ward Sutton’s Goodnight Spoon; Interview: Liana Finck

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From Rolling Stone, Rob Sheffield & Ward Sutton’s  “Keith Richards’ Goodnight Spoon”

Link here to Mr. Sutton’s website.

 

 

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A Bintel Brief

 

From Words Without Borders, October 29 2014, “Interview with Liana Finck”

[left: Ms. Finck’s recent book]

Link here to see Liana Finck’s New Yorker work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.

Link here to visit her website.

 

Liam Walsh’s Children’s Book News

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A very good week for New Yorker cartoonists who have been working on book projects.  Earlier this week it was reported that Bob Eckstein sold a book based on his  bookstore series in The New Yorker, and today from the Publishers Weekly Rights Report news that Liam Walsh has sold a picture book, Fish. It’s expected in bookstores Fall 2016. [left: an unpublished drawing from Mr. Walsh’s website]

Link here to Mr. Walsh’s website.

Rea Irvin, Beyond The New Yorker

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Rea Irvin, who gave us the impossibly perfect Eustace Tilley (the top-hatted dandy on the first issue of The New Yorker, February 21, 1925) was no budding flower when Harold Ross hired him to guide the  magazine’s art. Irvin was an established artist, with his cartoons and covers widely published (especially for the old Life magazine, where he also served as Art Editor). Once aboard The New Yorker, he continued working elsewhere, with a string of book illustrations to his credit.  Just for fun, I’ve shown a few.  (my thanks to the wonderful illustrator,Tom Bloom for the scan of Snoot…)

 

Snoot If You Must, Lucius Beebe; D. Appleton-Century Company, New York. 1943.

Hot Water, P.G. Wodehouse; P. F. Collier & Son Corporation, New York. 1932.

Bed of Neuroses, Wolcott Gibbs; The Bobbs-Merrill Company; Charter Books Edition edition. 1963

The Unsuccessful Elf, Paul Wing;  Rinehart & Company, New York. 1947.

 

 

 

And a few others illustrated by Mr. Irvin (no scans available at the moment):

The Nan Patterson Case, Newman Levy; Simon and Schuster, New York. 1959

Music With a Feather Duster, Elizabeth Mitchell; Little Brown & Company, Boston. 1941

The Ritz-Carletons, Fillmore Hyde; Macy- Masius, New York. 1927.

Alice in the Delighted States, Edward Hope; Lincoln MacVeagh /Dial Press, New York.  1928

 

Mr. Irvin’s Ink Spill “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z” entry:

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.