A Spill Super Bowl Tradition; Three Helen Hokinson Covers For The Stage


Carrying on a Spill Super Bowl tradition, here’s my drawing from The New Yorker issue of October 16, 2006.  And below, since we’re in such a heavy political time, here’s another (my only other football drawing) from the issue of October 23, 2017.


Three Helen Hokinson Covers For The Stage

Browsing around the web this Groundhog Day morning I came upon three covers by the late very great New Yorker artist, Helen Hokinson for The Stage. I’d never seen any of these before.

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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