The current administration, as usual, provided, in one way or another, fodder for this week’s Daily cartoons. Brendan Loper‘s work book-ended the week with Peter Kuper, Jason Chatfield (and co-writer Scott Dooley), Jeremy Nguyen in between.
Over on Daily Shouts, contributing New Yorker cartoonists were Jason Adam Katzenstein (aka JAK), Liana Finck, Tom Chitty, Olivia de Recat, and a team effort by Dan Abromowitz and Eli Dreyfus.
You can see all the work (both Daily Cartoon & Daily Shouts) here.
Non-cartoon Laff ‘o’ the Week by Andy Borowitz:
…FX has ordered a pilot of an adaptation of Y: The Last Man, a comic by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra. The story here.
…Don’t forget that MoCCA Fest 2018 is underway. Events galore over the next two days.
Subjects on the Daily Cartoon this past week: Trump, Facebook, New York Governor’s race, Trump, Trump — all courtesy of Jason Chatfield, Brendan Loper, Jeremy Nguyen, Peter Kuper, and Pia Guerra.
And on the Daily Shouts, the contributing New Yorker cartoonists were Olivia de Recat, Liana Finck, and Maggie Larson.
You can see all of the above, and more, here.
New York Magazine Remembers Robert Grossman
Mr. Grossman, who died last week, is celebrated by another NYC/Metro area publication of note. Read it here.
Robert Grossman, Illustrator, Cartoonist Extraordinaire, 1940 – 2018
Robert Grossman a multi-talented artist with an instantly recognizable style, has passed away. Mr. Grossman enjoyed a spectacular career as an illustrator and cartoonist with his work appearing on the cover of numerous major publications. For far more information please go to Drew Friedman’s 2013 piece about Mr. Grossman’s career.
In the early 1960s Mr. Grossman worked briefly as an assistant to the New Yorker‘s Art Editor, James Geraghty. He contributed two cartoons in the Geraghty years: January 13, 1962 (seen above) and December 14, 1963. His work returned to the magazine in the Tina Brown years in the form of six comic strips; his last contribution ran under David Remnick’s editorship.
( Mr. Grossman’s Yale Record parody cover of the New Yorker appears at the top of this piece)
Trumpian cartoons were in the majority again this week in the Daily Cartoon slot: a reflection on teachers & guns-in-the-classroom by Avi Steinberg, Stormy weather by Kim Warp, March Madness by Lars Kenseth, a tribute to Stephen Hawking by David Sipress (that was a ‘bonus” Daily), Trump & school walkouts was a team effort by Jason Chatfield and Scott Dooley. The week ended with Ellis Rosen‘s nod to the nationwide closing of the Toys r Us chain.
Contributing cartoonists appearing on Daily Shouts: Emma Hunsinger, Will McPhail, and Ben Schwartz.
All the work (and more) can be seen here.
The current president is the subject of 4/5s of this past week’s Daily Cartoons. Only Lars Kenseth’s cowboy stock market drawing did not reference Mr. Trump. The other New Yorker cartoonists represented: Peter Kuper (twice), Pat Byrnes, and Jason Chatfield (with Scott Dooley).
Over on Daily Shouts, New Yorker cartoonists Tom Chitty, Liana Finck (continuing her advice column), and Ed Steed contributed.
See all their work here and more.
A New Yorker Cover is Honored
Here’s Michael Cavna’s Comic Riffs piece about David Plunkert’s cover of August 28, 2017, named cover of the year by the American Society of Magazine Editors.
New York Times Article of Interest: Emma Allen
From The New York Times, July 2, 2017, “At The New Yorker, the Cartoonists Draw, But the Vision is Hers” — Ms. Allen, two months into her new position as the magazine’s cartoon editor.
Radio: Liza Donnelly on “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know”
Ms. Donnelly as a panelist on Episode #20: Family Matters, discussing “parenting, cousins, genealogy and more.” Hear it here.
Link here to visit Liza Donnelly’s website
(Photo: Lucy Sutton)
Three New New Yorker Cartoonists
…if the Spill‘s record keeping is correct (and someone please correct me if it’s wrong) there are three new cartoonists in The New Yorker’s double issue, July 10 & 17: Maggie Larson, Jason Chatfield, and Sharon Levy.