Courtesy of the ever-watchful eye of Stephen Nadler over at Attempted Bloggery we are treated to this beautiful ( and beautifully timed — it being the first day of Fall) Barbara Shermund cover submission that didn’t make the cut. To read more about it, go here.
Ms. Shermund’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Barbara Shermund (self portrait, above) Born, San Francisco. 1899. Studied at The California School of Fine Arts. Died, 1978, New Jersey. New Yorker work: June 13, 1925 thru September 16, 1944. 8 covers and 599 cartoons. Shermund’s later. post-New Yorker work was featured in Esquire. (See Liza Donnelly’s book, Funny Ladies — a history of The New Yorker’s women cartoonists — for more on Shermund’s life and work)