The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of November 19-23, 2018; Liza Donnelly Live-Draws China’s Great Wall

A non-Trumpian week — a holiday respite? — for the Daily Cartoon, with contributions by these New Yorker cartoonists: Maddie Dai, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Brendan Loper, and Farley Katz.

The Daily Shouts contributing New Yorker cartoonists: Julia Wertz and Farley Katz. 

To see all the above work, and more, link here.

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Liza Donnelly Live-Draws China’s Great Wall

Ms. Donnelly is in China this week as a guest of the China Women’s Film Festival.  As usual wherever she goes, she’s live-drawing.  Here are two drawings done on-the-spot during her visit to the Great Wall.

 

The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue of September 3, 2018

Again with an early release cover! Link here to see what the cover artist, Barry Blitt, had to say about his latest effort (shown above, right). 

The cartoons:

Fourteen cartoons in this first issue of September: seven by women, seven by men. No more mentions here of gender balance/imbalance unless/until there’s an all female cartoonists issue (or an all male issue returns).

It’s becoming a Spill habit to single out one or two or three cartoons per issue that especially grab my attention.  This issue it’s two cartoons.  Paul Noth’s tranquil fishing scenario (p.24) is lovely.  A perfectly written caption. One teeny tiny graphic quibble: the fishing lines are identically parallel, creating what looks to be two sides of a box (the kind of box that some cartoons sit within).  Anywho, a wonderful drawing, deserving of a round of applause.

The other cartoon of note (found on page 19): Carolita Johnson gives us a motorcyclist speaking to his passenger. Ms. Johnson’s caption reads:

As a long-time happily married motorcycling cartoonist, I suppose this is a golden opportunity to chime in about marriage and motorcycles; I’ll just stick with motorcycles.

Here’s a motorcycle drawing of mine that appeared in the New Yorker, May 27, 1985:

Motorcycles have been around in New Yorker cartoons for a long long time; the motorcyclists were often motorcycle cops. I’m not going deep into the history here, but just mention a few cartoonists who’ve given us some great drawings. Motorcycles and/or motorcyclists as the subject are numerous; even more plentiful are motorcycles/motorcyclists as part of the scenery. A Peter Arno cartoon in the issue of December 7th 1929  (“We want to report a stolen car”) that made waves for its sexual innuendo featured a beautifully drawn Indian motorcycle. Among colleagues past and present who’ve depicted motorcycles and/or motorcyclists : Roberta MacDonald, Garrett Price, Anthony Taber, Kim Warp, Carl Rose, Edward Koren, Farley Katz, Joe Dator, Leo Cullum, Trevor Hoey, Maddie Dai, Michael Crawford, Lee Lorenz, Jack Ziegler, Arnie Levin, and yours truly.  Of these cartoonists, two that I know of (other than myself) have ridden motorcycles: Mr. Crawford and Mr. Levin.  Mr. Ziegler had plenty of fun depicting motorcycle gang members “colors” ( patches on jackets that identify a motorcyclist’s club association). Here’s an evergreen of his from February 27, 1989:

— See you next week

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tilley Watch Online, June 4-8, 2018; Jason Chatfield: Trying to Get a New Yorker Cartoon

As usual, ’twas mostly a Trump week on the Daily, with cartoons by Darrin Bell (two appearances), Peter Kuper, Ed Steed, and Maddie Dai (the one non-Trumpian drawing). There was a team effort by Brendan Loper and Jeremy Nguyen.

Over on the Daily Shouts, the contributing New Yorker cartoonist was Liana Finck.

To see all of the above work, and more, link here.

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A Quest to Get a New Yorker Cartoon

From The Walkley Magazine, “‘Is there something in this?’ — The quest of two Aussies to get a cartoon in the New Yorker” — this piece with Jason Chatfield content.  

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The Tilley Watch Online, May 28 – June 1, 2018; Interview of Interest: Roz Chast

Trump had serious competition from Roseanne this week on the Daily. Cartoons by Brendan Loper (Trump), Jeremy Nguyen (Roseanne), Maddie Dai (Roseanne), Lars Kenseth (Trump)…(no Daily on Memorial Day).

Over on Daily Shouts, the contributing New Yorker cartoonists were Liana Finck, Olivia de Recat, and Sophia Warren.

To see all of the above, and more, link here.

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Interview of Interest: Roz Chast

Roz Chast, interviewed last Fall at Drexel University.  It’s a two-parter, with part one on Ms. Chast’s life and New Yorker career, and part two focused on her last two books.  Each part is approximately 25 minutes.

Link here for part one.

Link here for part two.