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Two Blopers this week on the Daily. It’s actually Brendan Loper — he signs his work “Bloper” which to this cartoonist’s eyes and ears involuntarily suggests “blooper” (sorry, Mr. Loper)… Nice elephant in the brush drawing by Mr. Loper. Other drawings feature Putin (by Loper), the Clintons and our president (by Lars Kenseth) and the Panamanian files (by Maddie Dai), and a marathoner, courtesy of Farley Katz (with enjoyable forest animals by Mr. Katz). And over on Daily Shouts, an advice column (to appear every other week) makes its debut. Liana Finck answers tough questions about “how to act in difficult situations”…
Lost Then Found
Back in February of 2008 I was asked to be what was jokingly called a “cartoon captain” for a month. That meant contributing pieces to newyorker.com on a daily basis (in my case, I alternated between a graphic series called Cartoonography and written pieces). These pieces were all archived on the magazine’s site. That is, until a few months ago, when all of the written pieces suddenly (and mysteriously) disappeared (the Cartoonography pieces were not disappeared).
Following the disappearance, I decided to post all the written pieces here on the Spill, but found I could not find a single copy of any of them here at home (either hard copies or digital files). All seemed lost. The online folks at the New Yorker also (initially) came up empty-handed (or empty-filed). Then just last week, all of the pieces suddenly reappeared online. I want to thank Michael Agger at newyorker.com for his diligence. The pieces on newyorker.com are exactly as first published. For the Spill, I updated the piece titled “Glossary” to reflect the new cartoon editor era.
I’ve collected the pieces on the Posted Notes section of the Spill (just scroll down past all of the Rea Irvin Talk mastheads)…so they can be read as a whole. And you can now also find them once again here on newyorker.com among other pieces I’ve contributed (Cartoonography is there still, and it can be found on the Bio section of the Spill). Whew.
As more and more New Yorker cartoonists are featured in various newyorker.com departments, I’ll single out one every so often, like Liana Finck’s charming “A Menagerie of Roommates” from yesterday’s Culture Desk.
Here’s Ms. Finck’s A-Z entry:
Liana Finck ( Pictured above. Photo: John Madere) Born in 1986. Studied at Cooper Union College, 2004 – 2008. Fulbright Fellowship to Brussels, 2009. Her graphic novel A Bintel Brief was published by Ecco Press in the winter of 2013. New Yorker work: February 25, 2013 -. Website: www.lianafinck.com/notecards/
From newyorker.com, The New Yorker Cartoon History: The Grim Reaper — this fun five minute video takes a look at one of the cartoonists best friends. See it here.
From newyorker.com‘s Culture Desk, “The Snowman As Art” — this piece by the World’s Greatest Snowman Expert, Bob Eckstein.
The Cartoon Companion is back with ratings for all the cartoons appearing in the latest issue (a double: June 5 & 12) which includes the aforementioned Grim Reaper (on the beach this time around), two subway cartoons, a president playing golf, and a charming drawing from the late Michael Crawford.
There is also word that we’ll soon see a new look for the CC (as well as an interview with Harry Bliss and “sketches, rejected cartoons, and other fun stuff”) …can’t wait! For now, here’s the link to the latest post.
Max and Simon are back with a look at the very latest cartoons in the New Yorker. In this issue (May 29, 2017) the guys rate an Adam & Eve cartoon as well as cartoons about husbands, accounting, herbal teas, golf, drugs, and subway etiquette, and more. Read it here.
From the newyorker.com’s Culture Desk, “‘Star Wars’: My Fortieth-Anniversary Memories” — this short graphic piece by the always entertaining Joe Dator.
Barry Blitt is the next New Yorker artist sharing the tools of his trade on Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful blog, A Case For Pencils. Read it here.
…“New Yorker Cartoons Past, Present and Future” a talk by Bob Mankoff, the New Yorker‘s Cartoon Editor will take place at The Museum of The City of New York on September 8th. All the details here…
…another cartoonist makes their New Yorker debut in this week’s issue. Kendra Allenby, whose previous work can be found here, is in the issue of August 22. Ms. Allenby is either the 9th or 10th new cartoonist (one of these days I’ll be more definitive) added to the magazine’s stable in the past eight months…
…And in case you missed these: Edward Steed’s newyorker.com piece on his travels in China…Emily Flake’s newyorker.com piece on NYC’s L Train closure…and Bob Eckstein’s illustrations
in the New York Times accompanying the piece “Which Olympic Sport Would You Compete In?”.
We’ve seen Liza Donnelly‘s recent live-tweet drawings at the Democratic National Convention featured on the New Yorker‘s site as well as on CBS This Morning, but what we haven’t seen much of is a photo of Ms. Donnelly actually at work in the convention hall. Here’s one courtesy of Helen Brosnan who works at Hillary For America. In the photo we see Ms. Donnelly momentarily poised with her trusty iPad and stylus in hand (yes, that’s Charlie Rose in the background).
More information on Ms. Donnelly (including links to her New Yorker work) can be found on her website here. You can also follow her on Twitter @lizadonnelly