Warren Bernard, frequent Spill supplier of New Yorker archival materials, has unearthed this fab February 1950 American Artist article on the late great New Yorker artist Whitney Darrow, Jr.. My thanks to Mr. Bernard for sharing it with us. As a bonus, there’s an ad featuring Mr. Darrow, Jr.’s favorite drawing paper.
Whitney Darrow, Jr.’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Whitney Darrow, Jr. Born August 22, 1909, Princeton, NJ. Died August, 1999, Burlington, Vermont. New Yorker work: 1933 -1982. Quote (Darrow writing of himself in the third person): …in 1931 he moved to New York City, undecided between law school and doing cartoons as a profession. The fact that the [New Yorker’s] magazine offices were only a few blocks away decided him…” (Quote from catalogue, Meet the Artist, 1943)
Not A “Disgruntled” Employee
The word “disgruntled” has been in the news the past few days — directly below is an example from The New York Times — a headline from two days ago (the word popped up again today in a New York Time’s post concerning more revelations from Mr. Bolton’s forthcoming book):
Seeing the word “disgruntled” reminded me of a cartoon of mine published in The New Yorker in the issue of March 4, 1988, wherein “disgruntled” was the key word — the reason it was bought and published.
And speaking of politics, Teresa Burns Parkhurst imagines our forefathers tracking current events. See it here.
Ms. Parkhurst began contributing to The New Yorker in October of 2017.
“Double Infirmity: A Sickly Noir” from Sofia Warren, who began contributing to The New Yorker in November 2017.