Liza Donnelly’s NYT’s Op-Ed: “I Broke My Arm and Had to Rethink Everything”; The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists: Then And Now

From The New York Times, July 22, 2018, “My Left Hand vs. My Right Hand” — this Op-Ed piece by Liza Donnelly about breaking her right arm — the one with her drawing hand.  Here’s an Ink Spill piece about it from last Fall.

Below: a tweet from Ms. Donnelly the day of the break.

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And speaking of Ms. Donnelly and cartoons, here’s her just posted newyorker.com piece about the upcoming exhibit, Funny Ladies at The New Yorker

It includes a fab slide show of work by some of the artists in the show.

Link here for info about the exhibit at the Society of Illustrators

 

Photo of Interest: Peter Arno Singing & Playing Piano; More From the Buchanan Files via Mike Lynch

Peter Arno Singing & Playing Piano

Was very pleased  to see one of Stanley Kubrick’s Arno photos make it into The New York Times review of the Kubrick photo exhibit. The reviewer, Arthur Lubow, had this to say about the photo:

A striking shot at the piano of Peter Arno, the New Yorker cartoonist and bon vivant, with eyes shut and mouth open, an ashtray holding down the sheet music, is composed with masterly precision.

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More From the Buchanan Files via Lynch

Dick Buchanan has reached into his extensive clip file for a fun bunch of cartoons from the 1930s. Most of these folks were published in The New Yorker, including Dorothy McKay whose drawing  below appeared in Life magazine.  See the rest here on Mike Lynch’s blog, posted May 3, 2018.

The other New Yorker cartoonists in the post: Gardner Rea, Gluyas Williams, Whitney Darrow, Jr., Charles Addams, Chon Day, Richard Decker, Ned Hilton, George Shellhase, Leonard Dove, Syd Hoff, Otto Soglow, and William Steig.

Below is Ms. McKay’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:


Dorothy McKay ( Self portrait above from Meet the Artist, 1943; Photo from Cartoon Humor, 1938) Born c.1904, died June, 1974 New York City. New Yorker work: 1934 -1936.

 

Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art Fest 2018: Liniers! Chast! Karasik! & More!; New York Times Robert Grossman Obit; Tilley Trivia

If it’s Spring, it’s time for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art’s annual fest, otherwise known as MoCCa Fest (it’s produced by The Society of Illustrators).

The two day event begins April 6th. Scheduled events include Roz Chast being interviewed by the Virtual Memories host, Gil Roth, a conversation with Liniers (and an exhibition of his work), and a Nancy panel discussion with Paul Karasik and friends.  Link here to all the info

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New York Times Robert Grossman Obit

Here’s the Times obit of Mr. Grossman written by Neil Genzlinger — it’s in today’s paper.  Glad to see Mr. Genzlinger mentioned Mr. Grossman’s stint at the New Yorker as well as including The Yew Norker.

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Back in 2013 the Spill posted a map of Manhattan (“The New Yorker’s New York”) showing where various New Yorker  folk once lived. Here’s another address I’ll eventually add to the map:  75 1/2 Bedford Street, otherwise known as  the narrowest house in New York City. It was once the home of William Steig. 

— My thanks to Gretchen Maslin for the info. 

 

A Kenseth in The White House; Brief Interview of Interest: Ben Schwartz; PR: The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons Listed

A Kenseth in The White House

Lars Kenseth posted on social media that one of his New Yorker drawings (shown above. It was published January 30, 2017) found its way to the White House.

Here’s the link to the New York Times story. As Mr. Kenseth suggests in his Facebook post, to see the mention of his drawing scroll to the final paragraph.

Link here to Mr. Kenseth’s website.

For more, here’s a recent Spill piece on Mr. Kenseth’s drawings.

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Brief Interview of Interest: Ben Schwartz

From Scarsdale 10583, January 30, 2018, “Balancing Act: A Doctor Who Creates Cartoons for The New Yorker”— this interview with Ben Schwartz.

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…The listing shown below recently popped up online. The “Semi-Serious” in the title seems to be a bit a cross-promotion with a 2015 documentary starring the magazine’s former cartoon editor, Bob Mankoff.  Note that we are not shown the final cover (it says so right there: “Cover Not Final”), but it’s a start! Additional copy from the publisher appears below in green. Note to the publisher, Black Dog & Leventhal: you might want to correct the length of Mankoff’s tenure: it was close to twenty years, not thirty years.

Further copy from the publisher’s website:

The is the most ingenious collection of New Yorker cartoons published in book form, The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons is a prodigious, slip-cased, two-volume, 1,600-page A-to-Z curation of cartoons from the magazine from 1924 to the present. Mankoff–for thirty years the cartoon editor of the New Yorker–organizes nearly 3,000 cartoons into more than 250 categories of recurring New Yorker themes and visual tropes, including cartoons on banana peels, meeting St. Peter, being stranded on a desert island, snowmen, lion tamers, Adam and Eve, the Grim Reaper, and dogs, of course. The result is hilarious and Mankoff’s commentary throughout adds both depth and whimsy. The collection also includes a foreword by New Yorker editor David Remnick. This is stunning gift for the millions of New Yorker readers and anyone looking for some humor in the evolution of social commentary.

 

 

 

 

Interview of Interest: Kim Warp; Cartoon Companion Reviews Latest New Yorker Cartoons; PR: Blitt Speaks with Studio 360; Applause Applause: Karasik & Newgarden’s NYTs How To Read Nancy Review; Opp Art Launch, Kuper’s World War 3 Illustrated Release Party, Arroyo’s Unnatural Election

Interview of Interest: Kim Warp

From The Q&A with APC,  November 28, 2017: “Episode 32 — Kim Warp”

Visit Ms. Warp’s website

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The Cartoon Companion Reviews the Latest New Yorker Cartoons

This week’s cartoons, rated from 1 to 6 (6 being the tops, 1 being the opposite of the tops) courtesy of “Max” and “Simon” — see it all here.

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From Slate, November 30, 2017, “New Yorker Cover illustrator Barry Blitt” Interviewed by Studio 360.

Hear the interview here.

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The Sunday New York Times Book Review has very nice things to say about Paul Karasik & Mark Newgarden’s How To Read Nancy. Read it hereCongrats to Messrs. Karasik and Newgarden!

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Release Party for World War 3 Illustrated…Opp Art Launch…Unnatural Election

World War 3 was founded in 1979 by Seth Tobocman and New Yorker cartoonist, Peter Kuper. All the below copy appears on Facebook’s Events page :

Tuesday December 5, 7pm at the SVA Amphitheater; 209 East 23rd Street, room: 311 —Join us in celebrating the release of comic book anthology World War 3 Illustrated Issue # 48 “Fight Fascism!”


—Also making its debut: the recent launch of the daily political art website: “Opp Art” -sponsored by The Nation magazine, Opp Art posts powerful artistic reactions from around the world five days a week. and Unnatural Election International artists from fine artists to illustrators respond to the 2016 election -curated by Andrea Arroyo
—Come see live comic book readings, art performances, and presentations by contributors to all these projects.