Spiegelman on Maus & Post-Maus; Cartoonists & Cookbooks

From, March 7, 2018, “Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Art Spiegelman Discusses Politics and Identity”Maus and more from the celebrated cartoonist who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1992.


Cartoonists & Cookbooks

The Cartoonist Cookbook popped up on an online search yesterday.  Published in 1966 by Hobbs, Dorman & Co., it includes 45 favorite recipes by strip cartoonists. I was only able to find a partial list of contributors.*  Here’s a short post about the book.


I’m certain that that’s a Virgil Partch drawing in the first column, five squares down on the front cover. Here’s his Spill A-Z entry:

Virgil Partch ( VIP) (pictured above) Born, St. Paul Island, Alaska, 1917; died in a car crash on Interstate 5, north of Los Angeles. California, August 1984. NYer work: six drawings, beginning in November 21, 1942. His last appeared May 3, 1976.

Also showing up online was this Charles Addams cookbook that I somehow missed over the past few years (Simon & Schuster, 2005):

The only thing close to either of these in the Spill‘s library is the below desserts cookbook featuring a Peter Arno cover (but, alas, no recipes by Arno, who liked to cook).


*Thanks to the cartoonist, Eli Stein, we now have the entire list of contributors to the Cartoonist Cook Book.  My thanks to Mr. Stein for forwarding. 


Three Summer Finds

On this Summertime slow cartoon news day I thought I’d post photos of  treasures found on a recent expedition northeast of my home.


Jeremy, a main character from The Beatles’ film Yellow Submarine, was in a church basement thrift shop.  When I held Jeremy up into the air and asked the woman manning the register, “How much?” she replied, “Aw, just take him — no charge!”


Further north at my favorite bookstore (located close by the NY – Massachusett’s border), I found this 1960 paperback by John Norment. I had actually seen it on another visit a week before and had gone back to the store hoping it was still there. Buying this book led to an email exchange later that day with Mr. Norment’s niece who kindly allowed two photos of her uncle to be used on Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A – Z


And finally, tucked horizontally into the humor section ( no doubt because of its over-size format) I found an issue of Francoise Mouly & Art Spiegelman’s Raw.  This particular issue, Number 2, contains a small booklet attached to the inner back cover — the first installment of Spiegelman’s Maus.