Max and Simon, the mysterious duo behind Cartoon Companion have released this mission statement to Ink Spill:
The Cartoon Companion — www.cartooncompanion.com — is a website devoted to the latest cartoons in The New Yorker magazine. With each new issue, your genial hosts, Max and Simon, offer their highly subjective insights and rate the cartoons on a scale of 1 (not worthy) to 6 (genius!). Future posts will include interviews with New Yorker cartoonists and guest commentary by some of the best in the business, plus cartoons by New Yorker cartoonists that the magazine inexplicably rejected.
Here’s a just in time for the Super Bowl football-related post from Attempted Bloggery, featuring Peter Arno‘s work.
and finally…a non-cartoonist New Yorker-related note: Alexander Chancellor has died at age 77. There are plenty of obits to be found (here’s The Washington Post’s).
Mr. Chancellor, hired by Tina Brown, turned his short stint at The New Yorker into a book, Some Times in America: And A Life In A Year at The New Yorker. Not a bad read if you feel like re-visiting, or visiting the Tina New Yorker years (if you’re in that kind of mood, I’d also suggest the late E.J. Kahn’s book, Year of Change: More About The New Yorker & Me. For William Shawn vintage Kahn, there’s his About The New Yorker & Me. I could go on with other titles of interest — perhaps another post another time.