Video of Interest: New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor Talks to Caption Contest Whiz Kid; New Yorker State of Mind’s Look at the March 30, 1929 New Yorker

Video of Interest: New Yorker’s Cartoon Editor Talks To Caption Contest Whiz Kid

Part one of New Yorker cartoon editor, Emma Allen’s vid-chat with Alice Kassnove, the 9 year old Caption Contest Whiz Kid whose contest captions went viral not long ago.  See it here. 

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A New Yorker State of Mind’s Latest Post

One of the Spill‘s favorite blogs, A New Yorker State of Mind: Reading Every Issue of The New Yorker dives deep into the issue of March 30, 1929.  See it here!

Talk of Interest: Joe Dator; New Yorker State of Mind Looks at Ralph Barton; An Intersection of Steinberg, Walt Disney and Ungerer?; Stanley Kubrick and Peter Arno; Cartoon Companion Rates This Week’s New Yorker Cartoons

Talk of Interest: Joe Dator

From The Pioneer, April 3, 2018, “New Yorker Cartoonist Shares Insight”—  a piece about a recent talk at Long Island University by one of the New Yorker‘s best contemporary cartoonists (above, right, a segment of his classic piece, How We Do It  from the New Yorker,  September 24 2012

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A New Yorker State of Mind Looks at the Issue of March 16, 1929

This blog is enjoyable as heck. Bonus: lots of Ralph Barton in this particular post . See it here

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Book of Interest: Van Spatz by Anna Haifisch

A book bringing together Walt Disney, Tomi Ungerer, and Steinberg? Read about their fictional intersection here.

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Arno Included in a Stanley Kubrick Photo Exhibit

An exhibit of Stanley Kubrick’s photos for Look magazine will open May 3rd at the Museum of the City of New York.  Peter Arno will be among the subjects on display. Kubrick spent three days photographing Arno in late July 1949. As I wrote in my Arno bio: “The photographs amount to the best visual insight we’ll likely ever have into Arno’s private life…”

I used two photos from the Museum’s Kubrick collection in the Arno bio; one appears on the back cover shown above (that’s the actress Joan Sinclair he’s with at Joan Braun’s Palace Bar).  You can see all the photos — nearly 300 — in the Museum’s collection  here.  

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Cartoon Companion Rates This Week’s New Yorker Cartoons

It wouldn’t be Friday without a brand new Cartoon Companion (well, it would be, but never mind). The CC’s “Max” and “Simon” return with a rated close look at the cartoons appearing in the issue of April 9, 2018 (it’s the one with the Bruce McCall gluten themed cover). It’s always fun to see how much one agrees or disagrees with their ratings.

 

 

Blitt’s Hawking Tribute in The Paris Review; New Yorker State of Mind’s Latest Post (with a Cartoonist Mystery);

Barry Blitt’s Hawking Tribute in the Paris Review

Here’s Barry Blitt not on the cover of The New Yorker. 

And here’s Mr. Blitt’s entry on the A-Z:

 

 

 

Barry Blitt (above) Born in Montreal. New Yorker work: January 10, 1994 -. His first contribution to the magazine was a cover, one of many to come for the magazine. His cover, “Politics of Fear” for the issue of July 21, 2008 was and remains a cause celebre. His first cartoon appeared December 18, 2006. Website: barryblitt.com Mr. Blitt’s Wikipedia entry (with personal and professional history).

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New Yorker State of Mind’s Latest Post (with a Cartoonist Mystery)

One of my favorite blogs returns with a look at the issue of March 2, 1929. The beautiful cover (above) is by Adolph K. Kronengold, who (according to The Complete Book of Covers From The New Yorker: 1925- 1989 ) contributed 22 covers to the magazine between 1928 through 1947.  I can find just two mentions of Mr. Kronengold in the New York Times archive: as having an exhibit of paintings in the Lounge Gallery of the Eighth Street Playhouse in March of 1936,  and as an instructor in “commercial art and cartooning” at the Westchester Workshop in September of 1938.  Anyone have more?

This scant info leads me to the mystery cartoonist noted on the current New Yorker State of Mind post (the cartoon appears below).  The New Yorker State of Mind blogger is asking for help ID-ing the artist (as I love a mystery, I’d love to know too). The drawing is incorrectly attributed to I. Klein in the Complete New Yorker database, and the name does not show up in the general index in the database.  It also does not appear in the Index for The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker. An online search turned up zippo results. I used various search configurations, such as the name + illustrator, or  name +artist, name +cartoonist, or just the name solo. I also tried the name as “Kindl” instead of “Kindol.” If anyone out there has a solution, please pass it along. I’d like nothing more than to add this cartoonist to the Spill‘s A-Z.

Here’s the cartoon from the issue:

 

 

Lots More E. Simms Campbell on Attempted Bloggery; New Yorker State of Mind on the New Yorker’s 1929 Anniversary Issue

Lots More E. Simms Campbell on Attempted Bloggery

Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery continues its E. Simms Campbell fest with a lot more drawings. Go see!

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New Yorker State of Mind on the New Yorker’s 1929 Anniversary Issue

Another Ink Spill favorite blog, A New Yorker State of Mind: Reading Every Issue of The New Yorker looks at the magazine’s fourth anniversary issue. Much fun!

 

 

Tilley Watch Online; Blog of Interest: A New Yorker State of Mind; Even More Hoff on Attempted Bloggery; Cartoon Cliches (3 parts)

Not so unusual: mostly a Trump week on the Daily, which leads me to note this online query that popped up recently.

Four out of five of the week’s Daily cartoons feature Mr. Trump, while the fifth is inseparable from him. The Daily cartoonists this week: David Sipress, Brendan Loper, Lars Kenseth, Ellis Rosen, and Peter Kuper. All of these drawings can be found here

And over on the Daily Shouts, the contributing New Yorker cartoonists: Barbara SmallerSara Lautman, and Jason Adam Katzenstein (illustrated by Hope Larson).

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Blog of Interest: A New Yorker State of Mind

This blog, with the subtitle of “Reading Every Issue of The New Yorker Magazine” is now up to January 19, 1929;  the focus of the post is prohibition. What fun! Read it here.

(above: a drawing from the issue by Constantin Alajalov, still spelling his name with “d” in 1929)

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Even More Hoff on Attempted Bloggery

Stephen Nadler’s site continues its (Syd) Hoff Fest.  See it here!

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Cartoon Cliches (3 parts)

Mike Lynch has been posting cartoons from Dick Buchanan’s incredible cartoon clip file. The subject  in recent days is cartoon cliches.  Examples include work by a number of cartoonists published in The New Yorker, including Joe Farris (above), Bud Handelsman, Al Kaufman, Vahan Shirvanian, John Norment, Lee Lorenz, and many more.  See all the parts here.

Tilley Watch Online; Latest New Yorker Cartoons Rated; Blog of Interest: A New Yorker State of Mind; A Reminder: Kovarsky Exhibit Now Up & Running at The Society of Illustrators

Tilley Watch Online

New Yorker cartoonists doing the Daily cartoon this week: Jeremy Nguyen (a new book rains down), David Sipress (dressing well for the cold), Kim Warp (big button stuff), and Brendan Loper (back in time, politically).

This week’s Daily Shouts New Yorker cartoonists: Tom Chitty (“Why You Shouldn’t Go Outside Today”),  Julia Wertz (“Conversations with Ma: Harry Potter and the Internet”), and Jason Adam Katzenstein & Phil McAndrew (“Mistakes You’re Going to Keep Making Forever”)

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Latest New Yorker Cartoons Rated by Cartoon Companion

Cartoons appearing in the issue of January 8th ’18, go under the microscope in this latest edition of the Cartoon Companion. See it here!

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Blog of Interest: A New Yorker State of Mind

A fascinating and relaxed stroll through the issue of November 24, 1928. What fun it is, this blog. Read it here.

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And a Reminder: Kovarsky’s World: Covers and Cartoons From the New Yorker

The Anatol Kovarsky exhibit at The Society of Illustrators is now open.   Go see!

Info here