Happy 94th George Booth!

One of our most beloved New Yorker cartoonists (and our senior member) turns 94 today. The Spill wishes George Booth a most happy happy day!

Here’s a nice Booth piece broadcast on CBS Sunday Morning back in 2017.

And, here’s his entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

George Booth Born June 28, 1926, Cainesville, MO. New Yorker work: June 14, 1969 – . Key collections: Think Good Thoughts About A Pussycat (Dodd, Mead, 1975), Rehearsal’s Off! (Dodd, Mead, 1976), Omnibooth: The Best of George Booth ( Congdon & Weed, 1984), The Essential George Booth, Compiled and Edited by Lee Lorenz ( Workman, 1998).

— My thanks to Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery for the reminder (via social media) of Mr. Booth’s anniversary

Weekend Spill: Video Studio Tour Of Interest: Bob Eckstein; The Tilley Watch Online, June 22- 26, 2020

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Here’s a fun 6 minute video of Bob Eckstein’s studio.  Mr. Eckstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007.  He’s authored and edited an number of books, most recently the Ultimate Cartoon Book series for Princeton Architectural Press.

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An end of week listing of New Yorker artists who’ve contributed to newyorker.com features

The Daily Cartoon: Brendan Loper (twice), Lisa Rothstein, Farley Katz, Emily Flake.

Daily Shouts: Olivia de Recat (with Julia Edelman), J.A.K..

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook

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Fave Photo Of The Day: Liza Donnelly Drawing At The Norman Rockwell Museum; A Case For Pencils Spotlights Teresa Burns Parkhurst; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Liza Donnelly, whose work has been appearing in The New Yorker since 1982, was at The Norman Rockwell Museum yesterday morning  painting a mural in preparation for her exhibit there in mid-July. This will be Ms. Donnelly’s first-ever solo show of her work.

There will be a virtual opening event on July 10th at 5:30 at the museum. Ms. Donnelly will show you around the exhibit and answer questions.  Details will be on the Spill as we get closer to the date.

To see a short video of Ms. Donnelly working on the wall, go here to Instagram.

Link here to Donnelly’s website.

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A Case For Pencils Spotlights Teresa Burns Parkhurst

From Jane Mattimoe’s fab blog, this post on Teresa Burns Parkhurst, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.

Shown: Ms. Parkhurst’s work place (cropped).

To see all of the cartoonists that’ve been spotlighted on Case, go here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Brendan Loper on a distant polling place.

Mr. Loper began contributing to The New Yorker in March of 2016.

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Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Olivia de Recat (with Julia Edelman): “Dating Material: ‘That Guy’ Dissected”

Ms. de Recat has contributed to The New Yorker since February of 2018.

 

 

Thurber Thursday: The Tome; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

There are two fave Thurber biographies in this house: Burton Bernstein’s Thurber: A Biography, and Harrison Kinney’s James Thurber: His Life And Times. I like to think of them as perfect bookends to any Thurber collection.

Bernstein’s (left), at 532 pages is the quick read; Kinney’s is 1,238. I think of the two books as I think of my two favorite Beatle biographies: Shout, by Philip Norman (c.400 pages), and Tune In by Mark Lewisohn (c.900 pages).  If you want a great read, well written, but don’t want to submerge, then it’s Norman’s Beatle book. If you want to go deep and stay there, it’s Lewisohn’s. Same applies to Bernstein and Kinney.

Both these books have appeared in paperback and are easily found.  I just may go back to Kinney’s right after I finish re-reading Tune In.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Video conference hell from Lisa Rothstein, who began contributing to The New Yorker in August of 2019.

The Swann Cartoon Auction Is Back!; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

The Swann Illustration Auction, postponed because of you-know-what, is now on for July 16th. The catalog isn’t online as of this morning, but you can see what’s up for grabs, including original work by some of the masters: Helen Hokinson, Charles Addams, William Steig, Barbara Shermund, Frank Modell (whose Don’t Trust Anyone Over 10 drawing appears here), Edward Sorel, Lee Lorenz, Charles Martin (C.E.M), Gahan Wilson, George Booth (see below), Richard Taylor, and more.  Go here to see for yourself.

(Work by New Yorker artists begins in earnest in the lot #200 range, but there are New Yorker artist pieces sprinkled elsewhere. For instance, if you go to lot #121 you’ll find a non-New Yorker piece by the great Rea Irvin).

Left: original George Booth cover art (published April 19, 1993) Lot #213

 

— My thanks to Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery for passing along word of the auction.

 

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Farley Katz on going back out there.

Mr. Katz has been contributing to The New Yorker since

2007. Visit his website here.