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):
Liana Finck’s Pigeons
From The New York Times, September 11, 2018, “A Cartoonist’s Flock of Pigeons Fit for Fashion Week”
And...listen to “A Graphic Memoir on Finding Your True Self” — a fifteen minute interview with Ms. Finck on WNYC (broadcast September 11, 2018)
— Ms. Finck has been contributing to the New Yorker since 2013. Her next book, Passing For Human, is out September 18.
Bob Eckstein at the Writer’s Digest Conference
From the New Yorker‘s Culture Desk, September 11, 2018, “A Sketchbook Of The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference”
— Mr. Eckstein has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2007. He is the author of the just released Illustrated History of The Snowman.
Fave Photo of the Day: Cartoonists Celebrate Sam Gross’s Birthday
Cartoonists gathered on Manhattan’s upper east side on Thursday to celebrate Cartoon God, Sam Gross, who turned 85 on August 7th. Clockwise from the lower left: Robert Leighton, Bob Eckstein, Maria Scrivan, Nick Downes, Marisa Acocella, Sam Gross, Roz Chast, and Tracey Berglund.
–photo courtesy of Bob Eckstein
Early Release: Next Week’s New Yorker Cover
Read what Kadir Nelson, the cover artist for next week’s issue, had to say about his Aretha Franklin tribute.
Cartoon Companion Dissects the Very Latest New Yorker Cartoons
The CC boys are back with their ratings for this week’s cartoons (the issue of August 20th). Julia Suits was awarded the CC‘s Top Toon ribbon. Read it all here!
Fall Cartoonist Panel of Interest
Not too early to pencil this one in on your Fall calendar: Bob Eckstein, Marisa Acocella, David Borchart, and Chris Weyant will appear September 29th at the Milford Readers & Writers Festival. Here’s a piece about the festival.
A New Yorker State of Mind Goes deep into the New Yorker issue of June 8 , 1929. One of the Spill‘s favorite blogs continues to inform and entertain. Read it here.
Fawkes’ Bronte Book
Above: an excerpt from Glynnis Fawkes’ graphic piece on Seven Days Vermont, “A Cartoonist/Writer Draws Parallels With Charlotte Bronte” (See the rest here). Ms. Fawkes’ work has appeared on newyorker.com. According to the bio provided on Seven Days Ms. Fawkes’ bio of Charlotte Bronte will appear in 2019.
The Daily Cartoon was all Trump all the time this week (whether directly or indirectly). The contributing cartoonists: Pia Guerra, Michael Shaw, Brendan Loper, Pat Byrnes, and Bob Eckstein
Over on the Daily Shouts, the contributing New Yorker cartoonists included Liana Finck, Emily Flake, and Tim Hamilton.
You can see all the work above and more by going here.
Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery zeroes in on some more work by the late great New Yorker cover artist, Arthur Getz. Read it all here!