A Mini Peter Arno Fest On Attempted Bloggery
Attempted Bloggery takes a look at Peter Arno’s 1929 best selling cartoon collection, Parade as it appeared in the U.K. and here at home….and further down the site, a look at the Arno covered game, Bonanza. Read here!
Bonus from the Arno research archives: Will Cuppy’s review of The Second New Yorker Album and Arno’s Parade from The Chicago Daily Tribune, December 14, 1929.
I love “the boy’s alive right now and his drawings are among the most amusing things on earth…”
Peter Arno’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Peter Arno (Pictured above. Source: Look, 1938) Born Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr., January 8, 1904, New York City. Died February 22, 1968, Port Chester, NY. New Yorker work: 1925 -1968. Key collection: Ladies & Gentlemen (Simon & Schuster, 1951) The Foreword is by Arno. For far more on Arno please check out my biography of him, Peter Arno: The Mad Mad World of The New Yorker’s Greatest Cartoonist (Regan Arts, 2016).
An excellent blog to visit if you want to escape for awhile. Read here!
Cover by the one-and-only Helen Hokinson.
Ms. Hokinson’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Helen Hokinson 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). According to a New Yorker document produced during Harold Ross’s editorship (1925-1951) rating their artists, Ms. Hokinson and Peter Arno occupied a special category unto themselves above all others.
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Mr. Kuper’s website.
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Ms. Finck’s website.
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Ms. Donnelly’s website.