On this always somewhat hard-to-define week between Christmas Day and New Years Day, these are the New Yorker cartoonists who figured into either the Daily cartoon or Daily Shouts:
*A Daily cartoon by Mort Gerberg: a skier sees a warning sign(post).
*Another installment of Liana Finck’s “Dear Pepper” series on Daily Shouts.
*An animated Daily cartoon by Sharon Levy .
*Lars Kenseth’s illustrations for Rejected Versions of “The Gift of the Maji” — a Zack Wortman Daily Shouts piece.
Advertising Work by New Yorker Cartoonists, Pt. 30: Helen Hokinson for Flit
Ms. Hokinson, one of the New Yorker‘s earliest stars (Peter Arno was the other) makes her second solo appearance in this series of ads with these two drawings for Flit, both from 1935. My thanks again to SPX’s Warren Bernard for sharing these ads with us.
Helen Hokinson’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Helen Hokinson (above) Born, Illinois,1893; died, Washington, D.C., 1949. New Yorker work: 1925 -1949, with some work published posthumously. All of Hokinson’s collections are wonderful, but here are two favorites. Her first collection: So You’re Going To Buy A Book! (Minton, Balch & Co, 1931) and what was billed as “the final Hokinson collection”: The Hokinson Festival (Dutton & Co., 1956)
*For more reading on Ms. Hokinson there’s no better place to go but Liza Donnelly’s Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons (Prometheus, 2005). Foreword by Jules Feiffer. Preface by Lee Lorenz.
Thanks to New Yorker cartoonist colleague and official Spill photographer, Liza Donnelly, we can peek into last night’s holiday party at The New Yorker‘s editorial offices at 1 World Trade Center.
Below: action shot of long time staffer, Bruce Diones alongside a festive beverage cart:
Below: Peter Kuper
Below, dead-center, The New Yorker‘s editor, David Remnick, with Mort Gerberg all the way to the left in the blue sweater.
Below: Jeremy Nguyen, Amy Hwang, and Ellis Rosen
Below: legendary cartoonist, Sam Gross
Below: The New Yorker‘s cartoon editor, Emma Allen
No party would be complete without at least one Polaroid. This one sent in by Jeremy Nguyen.
From left to right: Mr. Nguyen, Amy Hwang, Ellis Rosen, and Liza Donnelly
Note: over on Facebook Joe Dator has posted another bunch of photos taken last night with cartoonists not shown above, including Ben Schwartz, Drew Dernavich, Emily Flake and the magazine’s assistant cartoon editor, Colin Stokes.
The New Yorker‘s cartoon editor, Emma Allen presents Instagram’s most liked New Yorker cartoons of 2017 (by # of Instagram likes, of course). The list includes cartoons by (in no particular order here) : Farley Katz, Peter Kuper, Liana Finck, Paul Noth, Jeremy Nguyen, Roz Chast, Ben Schwartz, Kim Warp, Mort Gerberg, Emily Flake, Charlie Hankin, Alex Gregory, Maddie Dai, and Lars Kenseth. I believe these cartoons are a mix of work that appeared in the print version of the magazine or in the online only Daily cartoon slot. See them here!
Site of Continued Interest: A New Yorker State of Mind
Yet another fun & fascinating installment from this site. Read here.
A Reminder: Karasik’s & Newgarden’s Nancy Night Tomorrow at the Society of Illustrators
A Spill Favorite Leftovers Cartoon…and a Bonus
Yesterday I posted an evergreen Thanksgiving drawing by Bob Eckstein. Today, an evergreen for the day after. This Liza Donnelly drawing appeared in The New Yorker, November 26, 2007.
A Trio of non-New Yorker Related Books of Interest
Here are three titles I came across while scouring upcoming releases. As far as I know none include a New Yorker contributor (but, hey, ya nevah know).
Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons. What better artist to explore right now than Mr. Nast. This book by Fiona Deans Halloran is due February 1, 2018. Published by The University of North Carolina Press. A reprint — it was originally published in 2013.
Screwball: The Cartoonists Who Made the Funnies Funny. Authored by Paul C. Tumey, this looks to be a good addition to any comics library. Due in September 2018. Published by the Library of American Comics.
French Cartoon Art in the 1960s and 1970s. By Wendy Michallat. I plead guilty to knowing very little about modern-ish French cartoons/cartoonists. This title looks like a good place to start an education. Published by Leuven University Press. Due: March 15, 2018
…as you’d expect from this holiday week, a number of Thanksgiving-related works. Some chatty turkeys by Brendan Loper; a forgetful pie-maker by Liana Finck; a long line of pre-Thanksgiving Day shoppers & their thoughts by Maggie Larson; an Ellis Rosen pugilist T-Day; and politics, of course, courtesy of Mort Gerberg, and Kim Warp; yesterday, Emily Flake advised how to keep the peace on the big day.
John Lennon’s (New Yorker) Diaries
Reading the November 21st New York Times piece ““Man Arrested in Berlin Over John Lennon’s Stolen Diaries” I couldn’t help but notice the accompanying photograph shows that Mr. Lennon used two New Yorker Diaries to record his thoughts. One from 1975, and the other, sadly, from 1980. Also of interest: on the 1975 diary, Eustace Tilley was covered-over with a photo of Mr. Lennon (the photo appeared on his Walls & Bridges album).
A ton of original George Booth covers and drawings in one place. What more could anyone ask for? It’s a wonderful show. Go see it.
Above left, Danny Shanahan with Seth Fleishman (and right behind Mr. Fleishman is Stephen Nadler who runs Attempted Bloggery). Photo right: seated, John Cuneo, with the Director of the Society of Illustrators, Anelle Miller. Behind them is Felipe Galindo, and Stephen Nadler speaking with the cartoonist, Marc Bilgrey.
Below: two similar group photos. Can you spot the difference?
Top group photo: Mike Lynch, Michael Maslin, Liza Donnelly, Danny Shanahan, Jane Mattimoe, Felipe Galindo, George Booth, Mort Gerberg, Sam Gross, Ellis Rosen and Hilary Campbell.In the second group photo, Mike Lynch has disappeared and been replaced by John Cuneo, who is between Liza Donnelly and Danny Shanahan).
Below right: Seth Fleishman and the New Yorker‘s cartoon editor, Emma Allen.
Above left: the show’s curator, J.J. Sedelmaier. Right: the Booth family
Below: Mike Lynch with Gina Kovarsky, daughter of the late very great New Yorker cartoonist and cover artist, Anatol Kovarsky
(photo courtesy of Mike Lynch)
Below: George Booth, with the illustrator,Tom Bloom in the background — he’s the fellow with the beard. (This photo courtesy of Stephen Nadler).
Above left: Sam Gross. Above right: Felipe Galindo with Colin Stokes, the New Yorker‘s assistant cartoon editor.
Below: Liza Donnelly, George Booth
–All photos above by Liza Donnelly, except where noted. My thanks to her for being the Spill’s official photographer.