Blitt’s 15th Trump NYer Cover; Brand New NYer Cartoons Rated by Cartoon Companion; Library of Congress’s “Drawn To Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists”; More Spills: Cartoonists to Unveil a Mural in Brooklyn, Reginald Marsh Diary Entries, An $800.00 Edition of The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons

Blitt’s 15th Trump New Yorker Cover

The New Yorker sometimes releases its next cover several days early. Today is one of those days. According to the magazine’s covers editor, this is Barry Blitt’s 15th Trump New Yorker cover. For more on Mr. Blitt and his cover, go here.


Brand New New Yorker Cartoons Rated by Cartoon Companion

If you’re looking for New Yorker cartoon dissection, this is the place for you.  “Max” & “Simon” take you through every cartoon in the latest New Yorker and assign each a rating of 1 – 6 (6 being the top). 


Library of Congress’s Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists

This title is now available.  Read all about it here!


There’s a new mural in town: New Yorker cartoonists Corey Pandolph and Drew Dernavich will reveal the piece this Sunday at Crystal Lake Brooklyn at 647 Grand St.. The Unveiling Party, from 6 -9, is open to the public.


The Diary Review, has a short piece on Reginald Marsh.  Read it here.

Here’s Mr. Marsh’s entry on the A-Z:




Reginald Marsh (above) Born in Paris, March 14, 1898, died in 1954: New Yorker work: 1925 -1944. More information:


The Spill has been following information being released on the upcoming New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons (two volumes totaling 1536 pages). The publisher (previously Blackdog & Leventhal, now Running Press) now lists a deluxe version for $800.00. No info (yet) on what to expect for that much dough.

Here’s a screenshot of the listing — the deluxe version is at the bottom, sans cover image:



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: Mr. Blitt’s Wikipedia entry (with personal and professional history).


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:



The Tilley Watch Online; E. Simms Campbell’s 1933 Map of Harlem Night Clubs

A shortened Daily Cartoon week ( due to the holiday?) with David Sipress (a Trump drawing),  Brendan Loper (two gun control drawings), Jeremy Nguyen (a gun control drawing), Peter Kuper (a gun control drawing), and Barry Blitt (a Trump/Olympics drawing).

Over on Daily Shouts a lot of contributing New Yorker cartoonist activity: Liana Finck’s ongoing advice piece, Will McPhail on writers, and Olivia De Recat on pets.

See all the work (and then some) here.


E. Simms Campbell’s 1933 Map of Harlem Night Clubs

Stephen Nadler shows us a beautiful E. Simms Campbell piece on today’s Attempted Bloggery. Below’s a sample .  To see the entire piece go here.


The Tilley Watch Online, Week of February 11, 2018; Blitt in Canada; More E. Simms Campbell; More Spills: Whither the New Yorker Encylopedia of Cartoons Cover?…Cartoons No More at The Harvard Business Review?

New Yorker cartoonists contributing to this week’s Daily Cartoons: Jason Adam Katzenstein, Brendan Loper (twice), Carolita Johnson, Peter Kuper and Sara Lautman.  (No contributing New Yorker cartoonists over on the Daily Shouts this week).  The subjects: politics (of course!), Valentine’s Day, and the Olympics. See it all here.


Blitt in Canada

From Blogto, “The illustrative Wit of Barry Blitt” — news of Mr. Blitt speaking way up yonder. His latest book, shown above left, is Blitt.


More E. Simms Campbell

Day 2 of Attempted Bloggery‘s Campbell Fest. See it here!


…The cover for the upcoming two volume New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons  (due in October) has disappeared from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the publisher’s website (Blackdog & Leventhal). In its place is the original image posted online, a temp, shown below left, carrying the text “Cover Not Final”. The final cover (or is it?) bearing an illustration (not a cartoon) appears below right.  Stay tuned.


And Another One Bites the Dust? New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro has told the Spill that The Harvard Business Review has informed him it will no longer accept cartoon submissions. 




Liniers, the Musician; PR: More Nancy, More Blitt; Bob Eckstein’s Daily News Op-Ed

Liniers, the  Musician

“The Argentine Cartoonist Who Moonlights As A Rock Nerd” — a piece about Liniers, the fellow responsible for the above 2016 anniversary cover. Read it here


More Nancy, More Blitt

From the Vineyard Gazette, “When Brevity  Underscores Genius, A Good Laugh Is Around the Corner”  — a piece on Karasik & Newgarden’s How To Read NancyRead it here.

…And here’s an interview with  Barry Blitt on The Roundtable on WAMC in Albany.  Mr. Blitt is on tour promoting his anthology, Blitt. Listen here.


Bob Eckstein’s New York Daily News Op-Ed

Mr. Eckstein‘s latest Op-ed piece in the Daily News. Read it here.

Interview of Interest: Kim Warp; Cartoon Companion Reviews Latest New Yorker Cartoons; PR: Blitt Speaks with Studio 360; Applause Applause: Karasik & Newgarden’s NYTs How To Read Nancy Review; Opp Art Launch, Kuper’s World War 3 Illustrated Release Party, Arroyo’s Unnatural Election

Interview of Interest: Kim Warp

From The Q&A with APC,  November 28, 2017: “Episode 32 — Kim Warp”

Visit Ms. Warp’s website


The Cartoon Companion Reviews the Latest New Yorker Cartoons

This week’s cartoons, rated from 1 to 6 (6 being the tops, 1 being the opposite of the tops) courtesy of “Max” and “Simon” — see it all here.


From Slate, November 30, 2017, “New Yorker Cover illustrator Barry Blitt” Interviewed by Studio 360.

Hear the interview here.


The Sunday New York Times Book Review has very nice things to say about Paul Karasik & Mark Newgarden’s How To Read Nancy. Read it hereCongrats to Messrs. Karasik and Newgarden!


Release Party for World War 3 Illustrated…Opp Art Launch…Unnatural Election

World War 3 was founded in 1979 by Seth Tobocman and New Yorker cartoonist, Peter Kuper. All the below copy appears on Facebook’s Events page :

Tuesday December 5, 7pm at the SVA Amphitheater; 209 East 23rd Street, room: 311 —Join us in celebrating the release of comic book anthology World War 3 Illustrated Issue # 48 “Fight Fascism!”

—Also making its debut: the recent launch of the daily political art website: “Opp Art” -sponsored by The Nation magazine, Opp Art posts powerful artistic reactions from around the world five days a week. and Unnatural Election International artists from fine artists to illustrators respond to the 2016 election -curated by Andrea Arroyo
—Come see live comic book readings, art performances, and presentations by contributors to all these projects.