Latest New Yorker Cartoons Rated
Cartoon Companion is back with a look at all 18 cartoons in the latest New Yorker (the issue of September 24th). Seth Fleishman’s itchy grim reaper was awarded “top toon” … Read it all here.
…Here’s a piece about Good Rosie!, Harry Bliss’s latest children’s book (Kate Dimillo wrote it, Mr. Bliss illustrated it).
…Last night’s book event at Greenlight Bookstore for Liana Finck was packed. Ms. Finck, whose book Passing For Human, is just out, appeared with Brooklyn’s own Roz Chast. Among the New Yorker colleagues in the audience: Hilary Campbell, Ed Steed, Bob Eckstein, Emma Allen (the magazine’s cartoon editor), Avi Steinberg, Karen Snider, and Felipe Galindo.
Here’s a photo from the event courtesy of Mr. Eckstein (Ms. Chast is on the left, Ms. Finck on the right):
The Daily Cartoon this past week was 100% Trumpian or Trump-related. The contributing cartoonists: Brendan Loper, Jon Adams, Peter Kuper, Avi Steinberg and newbie, Lila Ash.
The contributing New Yorker cartoonists appearing in this week’s Daily Shouts: Liana Finck and Lars Kenseth.
You can see all the work (and more) here.
…and speaking of Peter Kuper, here’s a nineteen minute video interview with him (with Italian subtitles).
The contributing New Yorker cartoonists* on this week’s Daily Cartoon: Jeremy Nguyen, Avi Steinberg, Lars Kenseth, and Jason Adam Katzenstein (3/4ths of the drawings in the realm of Trump).
Contributing New Yorker cartoonists on this week’s Daily Shouts (team efforts all): Olivia de Recat (w/Chris Weller), Jeremy Nguyen (w/Chris Kozminski), and Jason Adam Katzenstein (w/Julia Edelman).
*The Spill considers “contributing New Yorker cartoonists” cartoonists whose work has appeared in the print edition of the New Yorker.
Video of Interest: A BBC Portrait of Liza Donnelly
From the BBC, “Drawing For Change: Liza Donnelly” — this recent profile of Ms. Donnelly,
Blog of Interest: A New Yorker State of Mind
The Spill applauds one of its favorite blogs, A New Yorker State of Mind: Reading Every Issue of The New Yorker Magazine. The latest post looks closely at the last issues of the last summer of the 1920s. This is a terrific read.
Another cycle of news cycles, another week’s worth of Daily cartoons. This week’s work brought to you by Danny Shanahan, Jeremy Nguyen, Pia Guerra, Avi Steinberg, and Kim Warp.
And over on the Daily Shouts, the contributing New Yorker cartoonists were Jason Adam Katzenstein, Olivia de Recat, and Tom Chitty.
— All of the above work, and more, can be found here!
Follow-up: Lars Kenseth’s Pilot
Here’s a promo from Adult Swim wherein you’ll find a snippet from Lars Kenseth’s Chuck Deuce.
Link to Mr. Kenseth’s website here.
Robert Grossman, Illustrator, Cartoonist Extraordinaire, 1940 – 2018
Robert Grossman a multi-talented artist with an instantly recognizable style, has passed away. Mr. Grossman enjoyed a spectacular career as an illustrator and cartoonist with his work appearing on the cover of numerous major publications. For far more information please go to Drew Friedman’s 2013 piece about Mr. Grossman’s career.
In the early 1960s Mr. Grossman worked briefly as an assistant to the New Yorker‘s Art Editor, James Geraghty. He contributed two cartoons in the Geraghty years: January 13, 1962 (seen above) and December 14, 1963. His work returned to the magazine in the Tina Brown years in the form of six comic strips; his last contribution ran under David Remnick’s editorship.
( Mr. Grossman’s Yale Record parody cover of the New Yorker appears at the top of this piece)
Trumpian cartoons were in the majority again this week in the Daily Cartoon slot: a reflection on teachers & guns-in-the-classroom by Avi Steinberg, Stormy weather by Kim Warp, March Madness by Lars Kenseth, a tribute to Stephen Hawking by David Sipress (that was a ‘bonus” Daily), Trump & school walkouts was a team effort by Jason Chatfield and Scott Dooley. The week ended with Ellis Rosen‘s nod to the nationwide closing of the Toys r Us chain.
Contributing cartoonists appearing on Daily Shouts: Emma Hunsinger, Will McPhail, and Ben Schwartz.
All the work (and more) can be seen here.