The CC boys, “Max” and “Simon” are back with their patented ratings of all the cartoons in the very latest New Yorker — the double issue covering the weeks August 6 & 13. Ed Steed’s big game hunter drawing was awarded the CC’s Top Toon blue ribbon. Read all about it here.
Chast in Vermont
Roz Chast will speak at Vermont’s Brattleboro Museum & Art Center August 11th. Details here. According to promotional material:
Chast will speak about her work, life, and career, in connection with BMAC’s exhibition of 139 original drawings from her graphic novel, on display at the museum until Sept. 24.
Interview of Interest: Carolita Johnson
From The Middle Ages (on Tumblr), Ladies’ Night: Carolita Johnson — an interview from April of this year, posted July 24th.
Radio Interview of Interest: Liza Donnelly
When Ms. Donnelly was in Ireland a few weeks back, she sat down for a radio interview with Sean Boyle (Seaniebee). Listen here.
Thurberites are familiar with the above books. The one on the left published in 1940, and the one on the right (a follow-up!) in 1956. Come February of next year, HarperCollins, celebrating the 125th anniversary of Thurber’s birth, will release a collection of Thurber’s fables illustrated by some of our better known illustrators. Further details about the book, and also another Thurber birthday title will appear here in time.
Amazon currently lists the forthcoming New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons for three different prices: $800.00 (that’s the “deluxe” edition), $100.00, and and an eye-popping $55.23.
Here’s a curiosity for those with deep pockets. According to its listing:
This catalogue contains images of 40 of Barbara Shermund’s New Yorker cartoons. It has a one page introduction of her contributions to the Magazine. The cartoons pictured are from the late 1920s and early 1930s. The cartoons are matted and framed.
Puzzling why the work is bracketed from 1926 through 1936, when Ms. Shermund’s work continued to be published in The New Yorker until the issue of September 16, 1944. Also puzzling: that the cartoons are “matted and framed” — I suppose just like the catalog’s cover image. If someone buys this (it costs $125.00) I’d appreciate hearing what you make of it.
And now we’re into the second double issue of the summer. Sure does make the season seem to fly by. When the next new issue appears it will be mid-August, when kids begin gathering their back-to-school supplies.
Having spent many summers at the (New) Jersey shore I found Tom Gauld’s somewhat cinematic cover an excellent piece of work. And speaking of the Jersey shore, it was fun encountering John O’Brien‘s cartoon in the issue (although the subject matter has nothing to do with the beach scene). Mr. O’Brien was a decades-long life guard in Wildwood, New Jersey.
Fourteen cartoons in this double issue (none full page), and nineteen illustrations (four of them full page). Just sayin’.
Three cartoons caught my attention this week:
Liana Finck’s Alice in Responsibilityland (great title). Much enjoyed roaming around Alice’s kitchen.
Ed Steed’s drawing: a big-game hunter scenario. The first split-second impression — upon seeing the drawing on my tablet — was that the mounted objects on the wall were things that were placed so high and out of reach on grocery store shelves that they required one of those grabbing devices to get hold of them. Seeing the cartoon later on in the digital edition it’s clear the mounted objects are trash.
Joe Dator’s chicken or egg drawing. What a treat.
For the record (your honor) here are the cartoonists in the issue:
You’ll note that Jason Chatfield shares credit with Scott Dooley. Still somewhat a rarity to see a cartoon co-credited. Check out Messrs. Chatfield & Dooley’s podcast, Is There Something In This?
Elsewhere in the issue, I note, as I have in every Monday Tilley Watch since May of 2017, that Rea Irvin’s classic Talk of The Town masthead is still absent. If you want to read more, go here.
Here’s what we’re missing:
— til mid August
From Thinking Outside the Long Box, July 26, 2018 — this podcast with Pia Guerra.
Ms. Guerra’s first contribution to The New Yorker appeared in the issue of December 18, 2017. Her forthcoming book, Me The People (Image Comics) will be out this October.
You can see all the work, and more, here.
Cartoon Companion Rates the Latest New Yorker Cartoons
In a world where there are very few websites devoted to New Yorker cartoons, Cartoon Companion is all by itself as a place where the latest cartoons are prodded, poked and evaluated. Here’s the latest installment.