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!
The Library of Congress has a very brief slide show up (four images) tied to its new publication and exhibit, Drawn to Purpose. Above, Ethel Plummer’s June 1914 cover for Vanity Fair.
See the rest of the work here.
A Humor Editors Round-up
From The Writer, June 18, 2018, “The lords and ladies of LOL. Inside the minds of America’s top humor editors”— the piece includes the New Yorker‘s cartoon editor, Emma Allen.
— My thanks to author and New Yorker cartoonist, Bob Eckstein for alerting the Spill to this piece.
Better Scans from the New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons
Yesterday I posted some mighty small scans from the upcoming New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons. Here are two larger images (one courtesy of Mr. Attempted Bloggery, Stephen Nadler).
Stylish packaging…can’t wait to see what more is inside. Especially curious to see how the two volumes incorporate the advertised 3000 cartoons (or “classic images” as the publisher calls them). Actually, since we now can see 3 classic images (below), curious to see how the other 2997 are incorporated.
Exhibit of Interest: “Funny Ladies at The New Yorker: Then and Now” at The Society of Illustrators
Something to look forward to mid-summer! The Society of Illustrators will exhibit a survey of the women cartoonists of The New Yorker, as well as a panel discussion you won’t want to miss, moderated by the show’s curator, Liza Donnelly. Some info here, with more to follow. Drawing above by the great Nurit Karlin.
Fave Photo of the Day: the incomparable Sam Gross with the World’s Greatest Snowman Expert, Bob Eckstein, looking over sketches at the New Yorker‘s art department. My thanks to The Surreal McCoy for use of her photo.
Case For Pencils Follows-up on Roz Chast’s Search For a Pen
Ms. Chast asked for pen suggestions. Case For Pencil readers responded. Read here.
Profile of Interest: Emma Hunsinger
From Wake Forest Magazine, June 14, 2018, “So You Want To Be In The New Yorker?” — this profile of one of the newer New Yorker contributors, Emma Hunsinger (her first cartoon appeared in the issue of November 27, 2017).
(photo by Peri Hofmann)
Chast, Eckstein at Book Expo
The big Book Expo is on at the Javits Center in Manhattan. Roz Chast will be signing as well as Bob Eckstein (he’s appearing tomorrow, 11am to 2pm at booth 1827…National Book Network). Here’s a link to all the Book Expo info
Ms. Chast began contributing to The New Yorker in 1978; Mr. Eckstein in 2007.
Gothamist’s Sketchy Interview with John Donohue
The Gothamist continues its Sketchy Interview series with John Donohue. Mr. Donohue, formerly a staffer at the New Yorker, contributed his first cartoon to the magazine in 2004. Read/see the interview here.
Liza Donnelly’s Work Exhibited in Belgium
As part of the international festival of cartoon and press drawing in Bastogne, the Bastogne War Museum hosted 2 popular cartoonists :
Pierre Ballouhey Dessins/Humour/Presse, pro cartoonist for 40 years, president of France-Cartoons, agreed to draw for some of our lucky visitors;
Liza Donnelly, American cartoonist, works for many publishers (The New Yorker, CBS…) Coming back to Bastogne was an appealing moment : her uncle served during the Battle of the Bulge.
Ms. Donnelly began contributing to The New Yorker in 1982.
Pia Guerra’s New Book
From Smash Pages, “Me The People” Collects Pia Guerra’s Political Cartoons” — this piece on Ms. Guerra’s book, due in October. Ms. Guerra began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.
— thanks to Mike Rhode of ComicsDC for sending this along.
Cartoon Companion is back with their deep-ish takes on every cartoon in the latest issue of the New Yorker (May 28, 2018). Charlie Hankin is awarded the CC’s “Top Toon” ribbon. Read it here!
Mr. Hankin has been contributing to The New Yorker since August of 2013. Link to his website here.
Fave Photo of the Day
Five New Yorker cartoonists today in lower Manhattan: clockwise from top left: Bob Eckstein, Ken Krimstein, Robert Leighton, Nick Downes, and David Borchart.
Mr. Eckstein has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2007; Mr. Krimstein since 2000, Mr. Leighton since 2002; Mr. Downes since 1998; Mr. Borchart since 2007.
(photo courtesy of Spill photographer, Bob Eckstein)