A Small Treasure From The Jack Ziegler Memorial
Here are a few pages from the fine 10 page pamphlet that was available last Saturday at the memorial for Jack Ziegler. The pamphlet contains a lovely unpublished cover (seen below) as well as a two-page “killed” New Yorker spread (not shown) and a number of photographs of Mr. Ziegler, as well as a list of his collected work (shown below).
Cartoon Companion’s Harry Bliss Interview Pt. 2
If you enjoyed Part 1 of the Bliss interview, no doubt you’ll want to read Pt.2… Read Mr. Bliss’s interview here.
Here’s something I’ve done maybe just once before: ask Ink Spill visitors if anyone out there has something I’ve looked for for years but have yet to find. This time it’s the miniature (about 3 1/2 inches high, I believe) Eustace Tilley pictured here. There were 500 manufactured by Sebastian Miniatures back in 1949 (apparently there’s a newer version, from 1981, with a black base. Only 6 of those were made). For me, this 1949 Tilley has become the Holy Grail of New Yorker “stuff” (the little bit of information I found about it comes from a book, The Sebastian Miniature Collection by Dr. Glenn Johnson).
If anyone out there has one and would be willing to trade for a couple of my New Yorker original drawings, please contact me.