Post of Interest: David Sipress’s Cultural Comment on newyorker.com, February 3, 2017: “How To Stay Sane As A Cartoonist in Trumpland”
See Mr. Sipress’s New Yorker work here on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site.
Attempted Bloggery updates a post looking into Libby Tomato Juice ads featuring some of the all-time great New Yorker cartoonists. See it all here!
Cartoon Companion has returned with a look at the latest New Yorker cartoons (the February 6 2017 issue). Read it here.
The New Yorker has posted a preview of its upcoming anniversary issue. Eustace Tilley fans, who look forward to seeing the magazine’s mascot every mid-February on the cover will have to wait another year (if not longer, judging by the last six years). The post also includes a slide show of the non-classic Eustace covers.
For those keeping track, Rea Irvin‘s cover has not been on an anniversary issue since 2011.
Need more Tilley? Here’s “Tilley Over Time” — a piece of mine that ran on the New Yorker‘s website in 2008.
And here’s Rea Irvin’s entry on Ink Spill‘s “New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z “:
Rea Irvin (pictured above. Self portrait above from Meet the Artist) *Born, San Francisco, 1881; died in the Virgin Islands,1972. Irvin was the cover artist for the New Yorker’s first issue, February 21, 1925. He was the magazine’s first art editor, holding the position from 1925 until 1939 when James Geraghty assumed the title. Irvin became art director and remained in that position until William Shawn succeeded Harold Ross. Irvin’s last original work for the magazine was the magazine’s cover of July 12, 1958. The February 21, 1925 Eustace Tilley cover had been reproduced every year on the magazine’s anniversary until 1994, when R. Crumb’s Tilley-inspired cover appeared. Tilley has since reappeared, with other artists substituting from time-to-time.