The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of December 9, 2019; Terry Gross’s 1986 Gahan Wilson Interview; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Ink Spill experienced technical issues for much of the past twelve hours and thus the Monday Tilley Watch will be abbreviated today. Apologies!

The Cover: from Tom Gauld, a starry starry night black & blue paneled cover. Read a Q&A with him here about it.

The Cartoonists & Cartoons:

Two newbies in this issue: Jared Nangle and Mo Welch. They are the 25th and 26th new New Yorker cartoonists of the year, and the 51st and 52nd new cartoonists brought in under the cartoon editorship of Emma Allen since she took the cartoon department reins in the Spring of 2017.

One question: as I zipped through the issue I wondered if Will McPhail‘s use of The New Yorker‘s logo within one of the magazine’s own cartoons is a first for The New Yorker? Let me know. I think it is, but as always am delighted to be corrected.

A snippet of his drawing showing the logo appears to the left.

The Rea Irvin Masthead Watch: Sadly, nothing to report other than the redrawn version is still in place. The real deal is below (you can read about all this here).

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Terry Gross Posts Her 1986 Gahan Wilson Interview

NPR’s Terry Gross has re-posted her 1986 interview with the late very great Gahan Wilson. Listen here.

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Leftovers, by Jon Adams, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2017.

 

 

The Weekend Spill: A Memorial For New Yorker Artist Dana Fradon; The New Yorker Artists Who Contributed To Newyorker.com This Week; Meet The Artist (1943): Barbara Shermund

A Memorial For Dana Fradon

A Memorial is set for The New Yorker artist, Dana Fradon, who passed away this Fall.  The public is invited.

Photo: l-r, The New Yorker artist, Charles Saxon, The New Yorker‘s former Art Editor, James Geraghty, Mr. Fradon, and The New Yorker artist, Whitney Darrow, Jr..

Photo courtesy Sarah Geraghty Herndon

Memorial Info:

Where: the Bethel Library, Bethel CT

When: Sunday December 8th, from 2pm – 4pm.

Here’s Mr. Fradon’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Dana Fradon Born, Chicago, Illinois, 1922. Died, October 3, 2019, Woodstock, NY.  Studied at the Art Institute of Chicago prior to service in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. Following his service, he attended the Art Students League of New York, New Yorker work: May 1, 1948 – April 21, 2003. Collection: Insincerely Yours (Scribners, 1978) To read Ink Spill’s 2013 interview with Mr. Fradon, “Harold Ross’s Last Cartoonist” link here.

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The Tilley Watch Online, November 25-29, 2019

A listing of the New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com this week

The Daily Cartoon: Julia Suits, Pat Achilles, Christopher Weyant, Lila Ash, and Teresa Burns Parkhurst

Daily Shouts: Ali Fitzgerald, Emily Flake, Lars Kenseth, Eugenia Viti ( with Irving Ruan).

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook

…and Culture Desk pieces by Jenny Kroik, and Roz Chast.

See all the above and more here.

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Meet The Artist (1943): Barbara Shermund

Another in a series of self portraits of New Yorker artists included in the Meet The Artist catalog published by the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in 1943.

Barbara Shermund’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Barbara Shermund (to the left: a Shermund self portrait) 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)

 

Donnelly’s Holiday Leftovers; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Julia Suits (And Yesterday’s: Pat Achilles); More Spills: Jenny Kroik, Flanders’ Links On TCJ, A New Yorker State Of Mind On Two Holiday Issues from 1930; Bob Eckstein’s Daily News Op-Ed

A favorite day after Thanksgiving drawing from Liza Donnelly, published in The New Yorker November 26, 2007.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon (And Yesterday’s)

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon: Julia Suits on a popular writer’s retreat.  Ms. Suits began contributing to The New Yorker in 2006. Visit her website here.

Yesterday’s Daily cartoonist & cartoon: Pat Achilles on quid pro quo, turkey-style. Ms. Achilles began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018. Visit her website here.

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…From  the newyorker.com Culture Desk, November 28, 2019, cover artist Jenny Kroik’s  “Living With Art.”

…From The Comics Journal, November 29, 2019, Ryan Flanders’ latest links: “Delicate Hearts, Diabolical Minds”

…Fun holiday weekend reading from A New Yorker State Of Mind: Reading Every Issue Of The New Yorker Magazine, November 28, 2019, “The High Place”  — a look at two issues, November 15th , and November 22nd, 1930.

…From The Daily News, November 28, 2019, a Bob Eckstein op-ed piece, “This is the Age Of Negativity: There’s a lot more we should be thankful for.”

(sorry, there may be a paywall…)

The Wednesday Watch: Meet The Artist (1943): Whitney Darrow, Jr.; More Spills: Blitt, Chast, Viti, Weyant

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Meet The Artist (1943): Whitney Darrow, Jr.

Another in a series of self portraits of New Yorker artists included in the Meet The Artist catalog published by the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in 1943.

Mr. Darrow, Jr.’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:

Whitney Darrow, Jr.  Born August 22, 1909, Princeton, New Jersey. 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)

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Updates To The Trump Portrait Gallery”from Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook.

…From the Culture Desk, “My Favorite Gahan Wilson Story” by Roz Chast.

…a Daily Shouts, “Historical figures Go Home For The Holidays” by Eugenia Viti (and Irving Ruan).

 

…Today’s Daily cartoonist & cartoon: Christopher Weyant on the weight of the holidays. Mr. Weyant has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1998. Visit his website here.