From Arms Around the Stereo, April 16, 2017, “On Father John Misty and Ed Steed” (pictured here) — this piece about Mr. Steed’s album cover art for Pure Comedy (Rolling Stone magazine recently gave the album a four star review). __________________________________________________________________________
From the Australian Cartoon Museum, April 17, 2017, this 40 minute video book review of Francoise Mouly’s Blown Covers (published in 2012). It’s oddly compelling listening to these two fellows talk about the art and and artists, about the book itself (its design, the way the content is presented, etc.). See it here.
In the latest installment of The Cartoon Companion: Ed Steed’s fowl: chickens or ducks?…plus Dernavich’s refrigerator, Cotham’s stairway to heaven, and more.
Tom Toro has been drawing a lot of Trumps lately. He talks about the experience on the Huffington Post: “New Yorker Cartoonist Explains Why Humor is the Heartbeat of Democracy”
Link here to Mr. Toro’s website
The latest New Yorker features a Russian-inspired Eustace Tilley and Rea Irvin typeface.
You might wonder when the magazine has played with its look before. Here are just a few examples:
Rea Irvin (of course!) broke the mold first. Jan 2, 1932
S. Liam Dunne in 1934
Rea Irvin (again) in 1947
The one-and-only Helen Hokinson in 1948
James Stevenson in 1969
Mr. Stevenson again in 1973
Ed Steed jumps into the small pool of New Yorker cartoonists whose work has been featured on album covers (Thurber, Steig, Chast, and Sorel come readily to mind). Steed’s work appears on the upcoming release from Father John Misty. The cover is available in four variations (basically the sky is different in each while the drawing remains the same). Here’s an article from Paste about the album where you can see all four cover variations.
On May 23rd, the National Cartoonists Society will present its Silver Reuben to either Liza Donnelly, Ed Steed or Ben Schwartz in the category of gag cartoons. Go here to see the full list of nominees in all the categories.
Congratulations to all!