Thurber Thursday: “This Is The Way A Thurber Seal’s Whiskers Go”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon: Peter Kuper; Interview Of Interest: Liza Donnelly; Bob Eckstein & Company At Milford Readers & Writers Fest

In 1929 E.B. White spotted a drawing “of a seal on a rock looking at two far-off specks and saying, ‘Hm, explorers’” in his office-mate’s trash can (his office-mate was James Thurber). White rescued the drawing, inked it in, and sent it off to The New Yorker‘s art meeting.  Rea Irvin, the magazine’s art supervisor, rejected the drawing, “drew a

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The Wednesday Spill: A Must-Have For Every Cartoon Library; Today’s newyorker.com Cartoonists

This morning I was thinking about Arnie Levin’s humble 5 1/4″ x 6″ hundred-and-twenty page paperback one-and-only cartoon collection, published in 1980 by Plume: I’ll Skip The Appetizer — I Ate The Flowers.  If you don’t have a copy, well, try to find one (I see there aren’t any available on either AbeBooks, Amazon, or Ebay — heavens!). Selfishly I 

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Items Of Interest About Peter Kuper; A Bonus Daily From John Cuneo…Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Some (More) Thoughts On Steinberg; A September Cartoonists Conversation Of Interest

 Items Of Interest About Peter Kuper: Mr. Kuper, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2011,  has received The Jean Strouse/ Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public library (the fellowship runs from September to May). Mr. Kuper will be working on his next graphic novel. Also: World War 3, co-founded by Mr. Kuper & Seth Tobocman, and now

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