A Steve Martin & Harry Bliss Collaboration
Slipped onto newyorker.com late in the day yesterday was the above Bonus Daily cartoon. Sharp-eyed readers will note that the drawing is co-authored: Bliss/Martin. I asked Harry Bliss if his collaborator was indeed the Steve Martin, and if so, how it came to be that they worked together. Mr. Bliss responded in an email:
Yes, it is that Steve. Steve was having dinner with Francoise [Francoise Mouly, the New Yorker’s Art Editor] and others and mentioned he had a couple dog cartoon ideas, also mentioned he was a fan of my work, so Francoise put us together. This was about three weeks ago and since then we have been collaborating daily, sort of creative email back-and-forth ‘dance’ on various cartoon ideas, most of which will either appear in the magazine and in syndication. It’s a total blast.
Mr. Bliss began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998. Link here to his website.
Note: this isn’t the first time Mr. Martin has collaborated with a New Yorker artist. He and Roz Chast co-authored the 2007 book,The Alphabet From A to Y With The Bonus Letter Z!
The Tilley Watch Online, March 18-22, 2019
Contributing to the Daily cartoon this week: the above-mentioned Harry Bliss with Steve Martin, Jason Adam Katzenstein, Peter Kuper (twice), Elisabeth McNair, Barry Blitt (a Bonus Daily), and Lila Ash.
Over on Daily Shouts, these were the contributing New Yorker cartoonists: Ellis Rosen (with Karen Chee), Liana Finck, Julia Wertz, Olivia de Recat (with Julia Edelman), and Christine Mi.
To see all of the above, and more link here.