The Weekend Spill: Early Richter; New Blitt; Attempted Bloggery On Thurber’s Riddle; Article Of Interest: “Artist Portfolio: Amy Kurzweil”; Article Of Interest: Forgotten Caricatures Of Covarrubias; Article Of Interest: Emily Flake On Kids & Rules; Video Of Interest: “Power Of Black Ink” Panel

Early Richter I’ve always thought that the late Mischa Richter’s cartoon roots were heavily influenced by Peter Arno’s work (something he vehemently denied when I interviewed him in 1999).* This early Mischa Richter drawing currently on Ebay is interesting in that it seems to show a Steig influence. The fellow staring at the wall thermometer is right out of William

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Friday’s Spill: Jason Chatfield Hosts!; One Of These Is Not Like The Other; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Jason Chatfield Hosts! Fun news from Jason Chatfield who posted on social media a couple of days ago that he is hosting a show on the Food Network.  Details here on his website.  Mr. Chatfield began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.   ___________________________________________________________________ One Of These Is Not Like The Other If you Google New Yorker Cartoonists, a

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Thurber Thursday: Conversations With Thurber; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Article Of Interest: Eckstein & Shaw’s Elements Of Stress; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Zoom Panel Of Interest: “…The Power Of Black Ink”; More Bliss & Martin

Here’s a book I just “rediscovered” on the shelf: Conversations With James Thurber, edited by Thomas Fensch, published by University Of Mississippi Press, 1989. As far as I know there’s no other book like it out there. The Univ Of Mississippi Press has a series of these “Conversations” (in the Spill library: Conversations With…Truman Capote, S. J. Perelman, John Cheever,

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