Funny Ladies Panel #2 at The Society of Illustrators: Five New Yorker Cartoonists Discuss The New Now At The Magazine

This past July at The Society of Illustrators, it was standing room only (and then some) for the first Funny Ladies panel discussion. Don’t be left out on the sidewalk this time around. On October 11th The Society will present a second panel discussion:  “Funny Ladies: The Changing Landscape of Cartooning”  —  All the info here.

The Panel, left to right: Amy Hwang, Sara Lautman, Amy Kurzweil, and Emily Flake.

 Liza Donnelly (below), who curated the Funny Ladies exhibit, will moderate. 

Amy Hwang began contributing to The New Yorker in 2010.

Sara Lautman began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

Amy Kurzweil began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

Emily Flake began contributing to The New Yorker in 2008.

Liza Donnelly began contributing to The New Yorker in 1982.

— cartoon by Liza Donnelly.

 

The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of September 24, 2018

The Cover:

Adriane Tomine returns with a cover steeped in dreams. Read about it here. The cover appears related, in color palette and style, to last week’s cover, by Chris Ware. They even share a large circular object hovering along the right side of the frame  (Mr. Ware’s is a tree, Mr. Tomine’s a logo).

The Cartoons:

Two pieces of good news. There are 18 cartoons in the issue. We haven’t seen this many in an issue since May 14th, when there were 19. Perhaps the surge to 18 is a result of this being the “Entertainment Issue” –or maybe it’s just one of those things.

The other piece of good news is that many of the cartoons — more so than in any issue in recent memory —  are given a lot of breathing room on the page. P.C. Vey’s cartoon is a good example, as is Zach Kanin’s, Seth Fleishman’s, Tom Chitty’s, and Barbara Smaller’s. Most of the other cartoons also seem to occupy more space than has been the case; just a few seem squeezed in.

If the Spill was in the business of handing out blue ribbons like they do over on the Cartoon Companion, one would be pinned on Bruce Eric Kaplan’s drawing (p. 61). Also of note: Lars Kenseth’s log flume ride drawing (p.78).

Update:  Sadly, Rea Irvin’s classic masthead (below) is still in mothballs.  Read about it here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not O.K. Wild West Edition Opens in Idaho

Since its inaugural opening last Fall in Brooklyn, the Not O.K. Exhibit ( consisting of cartoons rejected by The New Yorker *) traveled north to Rye, New York before heading way out west to Mackay, Idaho (shown on the map below, just to get you situated).

Below: some photos from the opening, sent this way by New Yorker cartoonist,  Jeremy Nguyen (shown above on the right under the marquee), who flew out to join opening night festivities with fellow New Yorker cartoonist, Navied Mahdavian, curator of this western edition of the exhibit. He’s the fellow above on the left under the marquee. It should be noted that David Ostow conceived of and curated the original Not O.K. exhibit.

More info / more reading:

*Here’s an explanation of what an O.K. is:

In the New Yorker‘s weekly art meeting, the magazine’s editor, David Remnick, and the magazine’s cartoon editor, Emma Allen, look over and discuss submitted drawings. Mr. Remnick, as the magazine’s editor-in-chief, has the final say on whether a drawing is O.K.ed or rejected. Getting an “O.K.” from the New Yorker (usually via email from Ms. Allen) means that The New Yorker has bought one of your submitted cartoons.

“The New Yorker Said No, But These Cartoons Just May Make Your Day”The New York Times, September 21, 2017.

“Pictures At An Exhibition”Ink Spill, September 23, 2017.

“Rejected Cartoons Get A Second Chance”The Rye City Review, January 25, 2018.

“Not OK: Wild West Edition Brings Failed New Yorker Cartoons To Rural Idaho”Idaho State Journal, August 23, 2018.