Blitt’s Blitt Cover Revealed; The Tilley Watch: New Yorker’s Managing Editor Profiled

For awhile now, the cover for Barry Blitt‘s upcoming anthology (shown below, with the title and author’s name floating in all that white space) ever-so-slightly resembled, in its simplicity, later editions of the Beatles so-called White Album (later editions added a little gray to the words “The Beatles” on an otherwise all white field).  But now, as you can see to the left,  we have something more to look at. The book is due mid-to-late October, Riverhead Books is the publisher.

 

 

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From The Wesleyan Argus, April 10, 2017, “Emily Greenhouse ’08 Flourishes as Managing Editor of The New Yorker” 

 

Interview of Interest: Barry Blitt; Vermont’s New Cartoonist Laureate

 

 

 

From Mother Jones, April 2, 2017, “Cartoonist Takes On the Sketchiest President Yet”

an interview with Barry Blitt (his anthology, Blitt, will be in book stores this October)

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From Vermont’s Seven Days, March 28, 2017, “Alison Bechdel to Be Next Vermont Cartoonist Laureate”

–This piece on the April 6th passing of the pen from Edward Koren to Ms. Bechdel.

Fave Photo of the Day: Blitt, Telnaes, Galindo, Taylor and Donnelly; Rating New Yorker Cartoons: Cartoon Companion Looks at a Giant Snowman, Escaping Clowns and More

Here’s a photo from last night’s event “Cartooning the New Reality” at The Museum of The City of New York.  From left to right: Barry Blitt, Ann Telnaes, Felipe Galindo, Whit Taylor, and moderator, Liza Donnelly

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The Cartoon Companion duo hand out some tough and  tender love as they assess the cartoons in this week’s New Yorker.  The issue includes, among others, a pizza dough tossing bat, some hammered soup, and a couple of dead fish. Read it here.

Reminder: Barry Blitt, Felipe Galindo, Liza Donnelly, Whit Taylor, Ann Telnaes at The Museum of the City of New York Tonight!

 

A reminder of tonight’s event  at The Museum of The City of New York:

Barry Blitt, Felipe Galindo, Whit Taylor, Ann Telnaes are on a panel moderated by Liza Donnelly.

The subject is:  Cartooning the New Reality.

From the Museum’s website:

Barry Blitt, cover artist and illustrator for The New Yorker
Felipe Galindo, cartoonist for The New Yorker
Whit Taylor, cartoonist for The Nib, Fusion, PEN Illustrated, and others
Ann Telnaes, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post
Liza Donnelly (moderator), cartoonist for The New Yorker, resident cartoonist for CBS News, and author of 16 books

This program is co-presented by PEN America.

All the info here. The Museum has provided a discount code DRAW which allows people to buy $10 tickets (regularly $20). Go to this link and you’ll receive a discount on the entrance fee: http://bit.ly/2kUYX7Q

Event of Interest: Blitt, Galindo, Taylor, Telnaes, & Donnelly at The Museum of The City of New York

Cartooning The New Reality is the topic.  Barry Blitt, Felipe Galindo, Whit Taylor, Ann Telnaes are on a panel moderated by Liza Donnelly.

The date is March 23rd.

All the info here. The Museum has provided a discount code DRAW which allows people to buy $10 tickets (regularly $20). Go to this link and you’ll receive a discount on the entrance fee: http://bit.ly/2kUYX7Q

From the Museum’s website:

Barry Blitt, cover artist and illustrator for The New Yorker
Felipe Galindo, cartoonist for The New Yorker
Whit Taylor, cartoonist for The Nib, Fusion, PEN Illustrated, and others
Ann Telnaes, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post
Liza Donnelly (moderator), cartoonist for The New Yorker, resident cartoonist for CBS News, and author of 16 books

Two Books of Interest by Two New Yorker Cover Artists: Blitt and Cuneo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Cuneo‘s Not Waving But Drawing has just been published by Fantagraphics.

From the publisher:

You know John Cuneo from his award-winning illustrations that have graced the pages of Esquire or the covers of The New Yorker, but less known is the kinds of over-the-top and hilariously perverse cartoons that fill the pages of Not Waving But Drawing. Assembling Cuneo’s best privately drawn sketchbook pages, each page immediately introduces us to unique takes on sex and domestic life in his signature squiggly style. Not Waving But Drawing is full of dark thoughts, lightly rendered. Full-color illustrations throughout

 

Barry Blitts  Blitt is due in October from Riverhead.

From the publisher:
This lavish full-color collection showcases over a quarter century of Blitt’s most iconic work: his New Yorker covers, from the infamous Obama fist bump and George W. Bush’s drowning cabinet to the many misadventures of Donald Trump; his long-running collaboration with Frank Rich for New York Times op-ed page; and his illustrations for Vanity Fair, Time, Entertainment Weekly, and others. Blitt also shares his sketchbooks, drafts, and unpublished art, offering readers an exclusive view into the creative process of one of the foremost political cartoonists of our time. 
 
Featuring annotations from the author, more than 100 never-before-seen sketches and drafts, and original essays from Blitt’s collaborators and peers, this book is both a visual delight and a fascinating trip into the mind of a truly original artist. 

 

Charlie Hankin Speaks; Christoph Niemann Profiled on Netflix’s “Abstract”; Eustace Tilley’s Non-Anniversary Cover Appearances

 

 

This piece on  Charlie Hankin, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2013:  “Catching Up with New Yorker cartoonist and Park School grad Charlie Hankin” (The Baltimore Sun, March 4, 2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link here to Mr. Hankin’s website.

 

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Christoph Niemann, who’s contributed nearly two dozen covers to The New Yorker (and plenty of illustrations) is the subject of episode #1 in the Netflix series “Abstract”–  here’s a link to the Netflix site (where Netflix  offers a free trial…I’m not promoting Netflix, just offering the information).  — My thanks to New Yorker cover aritst, John Cuneo for bringing this series to my attention.

Link here to Mr. Niemann’s website where you can see an abundance of his work.

 

 

 

 

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There’s been a lot of Eustace Tilley talk on Ink Spill lately — below is Mr. Niemann’s take on Rea Irvin’s masterpiece. Titled “Icon” it appeared on The New Yorker, May 27 2002. It was a rare non-anniversary Tilley inspired cover appearance. I can only think of three other such occasions. They appear below Mr. Niemann’s cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More non-anniversary Tilley-inspired cover appearances: Barry Blitt in 1999, Bob Zoell in 2002, and Ana Juan in 2005

Blitt’s 100th

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Not all New Yorker cartoonists are New Yorker cover artists, and not all New Yorker cover artists are cartoonists. Once upon a time there was plenty of cross-pollination;  these days, in a movement begun in Tina Brown’s era the numbers are few (Bruce Eric Kaplan, Danny Shanahan, Sempe, Roz Chast, Barry Blitt, and Harry Bliss are the most contemporary cross-overs that come to mind).*  Barry Blitt is the most visible cover artist in that crowd, celebrating his 100th cover with the publication of this week’s issue.

*Before Ms. Brown became editor of the New Yorker the covers and cartoons were the responsibility of one department, and one editor (at the time the Art editor was Lee Lorenz). Ms. Brown, in a departure from a 67 year old New Yorker tradition,  divided the Art department, creating a Cartoon editor position (held by Mr. Lorenz) and an Art editor position (filled by the newly hired Francoise Mouly).

For those who like numbers, the New Yorker  artist with the most covers is Rea Irvin, with 240.  Mr. Irvin, a cartoonist as well as a cover artist,  is the fellow who gave us Eustace Tilley and so much much more.