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.