A Syd Hoff Salute From Attempted Bloggery
Well this will be fun. Attempted Bloggery begins a salute to the late great Syd Hoff today. See it here!
Here’s Mr. Hoff’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:
Syd Hoff ( Pictured above. Source: Esquire Cartoon album, 1957) Born 1912, New York City, died May 12, 2004, Miami Beach, Florida. New Yorker work: 1931 – 1975. Website: http://www.sydhoff.org/
Donald Reilly’s Work at Cooper Union
From Cooper Union, “Donald Reilly’s New Yorker Legacy”
— the above piece found its way to the Spill courtesy of David Pomerantz. My thanks to him.
…and an additional piece Spilled a few years ago about CU alum Edward Sorel, Liana Finck, and Jon Agee: “Cooper Cartoonists at The New Yorker”
Mr. Reilly’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:
Donald Reilly ( Pictured above in the mid 1980s. Photograph by Liza Donnelly) Born, Scranton, Pa. November 11, 1933; died, Wilton, Ct., June 18, 2006. Graduated from Muhlenberg College in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in English; received a certificate in fine arts from Cooper Union in 1963. NYer work: 1964 -2006; 1,107 cartoons and 16 covers. Rumored to have been on the shortlist in consideration to succeed James Geraghty as The New Yorker’s Art Editor (Lee Lorenz, in his book The Art of The New Yorker 1925 -1995, said Reilly was “Geraghty’s choice” to succeed him). William Shawn eventually appointed Lee Lorenz to the position in 1973