Article & Audio & Video Of Interest: Barbara Shermund
From WOUB, Public Radio, May 8, 2020, “When Your Lost Relative Turns Out To Be A Monumental Artist” — this piece, with accompanying audio and video features about Amanda Gormley delving into the life and work of her aunt, the late very great Barbara Shermund.
Above left: A Shermund self-portrait. Right: Ms. Shermund’s first New Yorker appearance was as a cover artist for the issue of June 13, 1925. Her second appearance, October 3, 1925, was also as a cover artist. She then went on to contribute 599 cartoons, and six more covers.
Barbara Shermund’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Barbara Shermund Born, San Francisco. 1899. Studied at The California School of Fine Arts. Died, 1978, New Jersey. New Yorker work: June 13, 1925 thru September 16, 1944. 8 covers and 599 cartoons. Shermund’s post-New Yorker work was featured in Esquire. (See Liza Donnelly’s book, Funny Ladies — a history of The New Yorker’s women cartoonists — for more on Shermund’s life and work).
A New Yorker State Of Mind Looks At The Issue Of April 13, 1931
From a Spill fave blog, A New Yorker State of Mind: Reading Every Issue Of The New Yorker, a look at the issue of April 18, 1931. This post features a generous segment on the magazine’s famed columnist, Lois Long (and a good deal of Peter Arno art).
Cover: Charles Donelan (if there was a Spill One Club of cover artists, Mr. Donelan would be a member).
Hilary Allison gives us a desk salad cartoon.
Ms. Allison began contributing to newyorker.com last month.
…and Yesterday’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon: Avi Steinberg with a desert island haircut.
Mr. Steinberg began contributing to The New Yorker in 2012