Steed Talks Grammy Nomination; Latest New Yorker Cartoons Rated; A Lot More Hoff From Attempted Bloggery

Ed Steed Talks Grammy Nomination

From Uproxx, January 25, 2018, “Cartoonist Ed Steed on His Grammy-Nominated Artwork From Father John Misty’s ‘Pure Comedy'”

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Latest  New Yorker Cartoons Rated

They’re back (again). “Max” and “Simon” gently rake the latest  New Yorker cartoons over the coals.  Read it here.

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A Lot More Hoff on Attempted Bloggery

Stephen Nadler’s HoffoRama continues on Attempted BloggerySee it here!

Tom Chitty Tells the Spill Why “7” and Not “6”; Upcoming Swann Auction Includes An Abundance of New Yorker Cartoon Art; Applause Applause: Ed Steed is a Grammy Nominee

Tom Chitty Tells the Spill Why “7” and Not “6”

In this past Monday Tilley Watch, I wrote the following about the Tom Chitty drawing above:

  Mr. Chitty went at this head-on which almost (almost) makes the fellows in the line-up look like they in a painting or photo on the wall. Maybe they are, but I don’t think so. I wondered why it was possibly a #7 missing from the line-up and not #6.

Mr, Chitty was kind enough to respond, and to send along a rough sketch of his drawing:

I thought you might be interested in an answer your question about my cartoon this week.  I’ve attached the original scribble of the idea — at that point there were only four crooks, but that felt too few, so I added one. The simple answer, as to why seven and not six is that it sounded funnier to me. Maybe it’s because seven is made of two syllables. I confess it was not a particularly long deliberation!

— To see more of Mr. Chitty’s work, visit his website here.

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Upcoming Swann Auction Features An Abundance of New Yorker Cartoon Art

Swann’s December 14th auction includes a number of cartoon originals by the following New Yorker artists: Steinberg, Charles Addams, Abe Birnbaum, Peter Arno, Charles Barsotti, George Booth, Robert Day, R.O. Blechman, Arthur Getz, Theodore Haupt, Anatol Kovarsky, Marcellus Hall, Arnie Levin, Charles E. Martin (CEM), Joe Mirachi, Reginald Massie, Frank Modell, James Stevenson, Tom Toro, Richard Taylor, Harry Brown, Otto Soglow, Ronald Searle, Edward Koren, Jules Feiffer, and John Held, Jr.. Wow!

 — My thanks to Tom Toro for bringing the catalog to my attention.

View the entire catalog here.

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Applause Applause: Ed Steed Is a Grammy Nominee

Ed Steeds Father John Misty cover art (above) has been nominated for a Grammy.  Read about it here.  Congrats to Mr. Steed!

Ed Steed’s Father John Misty Art; A Video Review of Francoise Mouly’s “Blown Covers”

 

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.

Ed Steed’s Album Art

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.