From Slate, October 25, 2017, “When Did New Yorker Covers Get So Thirsty?”
— a piece by Matthew Dessem on the evolution of “specific people” New Yorker covers.
The first one, Nov 22, 1941, by Rea Irvin:
Top of the post, left: the second one: October 31, 1942 by Rea Irvin ; on the right, the most recent by Carter Goodrich.
Fave Photo of the Day: Five New Yorker Cartoonists in Times Sq. (2002)
The photo, taken in Times Square, September 2002, came to the Spill courtesy of Paul Wood, who lives and works across the pond. The cartoonists are from left to right: Sam Gross, Felipe Galindo (aka feggo), Paul Wood, John Kane, and Sid Harris.
My thanks to Mr. Wood (an Ink Spill One Clubber: his drawing appeared in the New Yorker January 24, 2000).
From NYC-ARTs: The Complete Guide, “Selected Shorts: Roz Chast Presents ‘What I Hate dfrom A – Z'” at Symphony Space, February 8, 2012. Details here.
From Wickedlocal, February 3, 2012, “Profile: Chatham artist Bob Staake”
From Sixtynine degrees, February 2012, “Paul Wood exhibition!”
From Playbill.com, February 5, 2012, “On the Record: A Thurber Carnival and ‘David Merrick Presents Hits From His Broadway Hits'” — this review of the recently released on disc soundtrack to the Broadway production of A Thurber Carnival
And for those with some spare change, there’s this Thurber original currently on Ebay.
Speaking of Ebay, there’s also a Dorothy McKay being auctioned (although the listing says it’s a New Yorker drawing, it does not appear in the magazine’s database)
Book of Interest: from Abrams ComicArts, The Art of Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist by Alvin Buenaventura due April 1, 2012.