The Weekend Spill: Sean Connery, 1930-2020; Steig Shell Ads; Daily Shouts Cartoonists; An Addams Scrapbook With A Puzzling Cartoon; More Addams Family

From The New Yorker, August 14, 1995: ____________________________________________________ On this strangest of Halloweens, a fun series of late 1930s Shell ads courtesy of Spill friend, Warren Bernard. William Steig’s A-Z Spill entry: William Steig (photo above) Born in Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 14, 1907, died in Boston, Mass., Oct. 3, 2003. In a New Yorker career that lasted well over half

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Friday Spill: Charles McGrath Remembers Daniel Menaker; The Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; In The House: Eckstein & Shaw’s Elements Of Stress

Snowing here at Spill Headquarters. A nice way to enter the weekend. Charles McGrath On Daniel Menaker Be sure to check out Charles McGrath’s Postscript: “Remembering Daniel Menaker, A Lighthearted Champion Of His Writers” _________________________________________________________ Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon… Johnny DiNapoli on candy corn. Mr. Dinapoli began contributing to The New Yorker in June of 2019.  Visit his website

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Thurber Thursday: An Algonquin Ad

Looking through a late 1930s issue of The New Yorker this morning (the February 4, 1939 issue to be exact) my eyes were drawn to an ad for Frank Case’s Tales Of A Wayward Inn (published in 1938). I’d  never seen the ad before. The Wayward Inn is The Algonquin. Frank Case was, at that time, the owner and manager.

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The Wednesday Spill: Video Of Interest: Jules Feiffer; A Ticketed Virtual Book Event With Harry Bliss & Steve Martin; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: David Sipress; Podcast Of Interest: Michael Shaw; Longtime New Yorker Editor, Daniel Menaker: 1941-2020

Video Of Interest: Jules Feiffer For the next two weeks you can see, for free(!) this just released film, Jules Feiffer: A Conversation. The film is followed by a zoom panel moderated by Michael Tisserand (who interviews Mr. Feiffer in the film) Liza Donnelly, Keith Knight, and Matt Wuerker. Mr. Feiffer began contributing to The New Yorker in 1992. In

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Tuesday Spill: Rake Leaves Or Organize Back Issues Of The New Yorker?; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist: Joe Dator; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Kim Warp

Rake Leaves Or Organize Back Issues Of The New Yorker? This is the time of year for raking leaves.  Instead, this year, I decided to finally gather in one place (the Spill cartoon library) all the back issues of The New Yorker that are here, there, and nearly everywhere around Spill headquarters. This need to organize came out of a

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