…speaking of: yesterday’s Daily Cartoon was by Peter Kuper. Mr. Kuper began contributing to The New Yorker in 1993.
The Cover: As you can see by the puzzled fellow icon, I am a little puzzled (though not completely puzzled) by Christoph Niemann’s Geico-esque subway cover for the July 15th issue. Luckily, there’s the go-to weekly Q&A for those in need of clarity.
The Newbie: Madeline Horwath debuts this week. She is the 21st new New Yorker cartoonist this year and the 47th to join the magazine’s stable under Emma Allen’s cartoon editorship (begun in May of 2017).
The Cartoons: A first impression after going through the magazine was the number of cartoons afforded generous space. Not too small, not too big, just right.
A Selection Of The Magazine’s Moon covers: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, there’s a page of four New Yorker covers by four artists: Charles Addams, Charles E. Martin (C.E.M.), Laura Jean Allen, and John O’Brien. But let’s not forget Alajalov, whose three Moon-centric covers perhaps qualifies him as King Of The Moon Covers.
Rea Irvin: How wonderful would it be to see Mr. Irvin’s Talk masthead return to the place it held for 92 years. Until then, here’s Joe Starrett’s famous last line in Shane:“Shane! Shane! Come Back!”
A MAD New Yorker Cartoonist
Jason Chatfield, a MAD cartoonist, has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2017. Read his Medium piece posted yesterday: “World MAD As Cartoonists Get Rubbed Out”
A MAD Facebook Group Of Interest
(the accompanying Save MAD Magazine graphic seen here credited to Chet Jasper Reams)
From Atencion: San Miguel, “Working For The New Yorker: An Interview With Cartoonist Victoria Roberts”
— Ms. Roberts began contributing to The New Yorker in 1988.
A New Yorker State Of Mind
Return to the summer of 1930 via A New Yorker State of Mind‘s deep dive into the July 4th & 12th issues of that year. Lots of cartoons, of course, and so much more.
Cover above left by Alajalov, and above right by Julian de Miskey.
A New York Times MAD Op-Ed
From The New York Times, July 12, 2019, an op-ed piece by Tim Krieder, “The World According To Mad Magazine”
( MAD Magazine pieces are being posted here in recognition of its relationship to so many New Yorker cartoonists, past and present, and because it’s MAD Magazine).
Thurber’s “Mile And A Half Of Lines” Launched
This must-have book takes wing today with an event in Thurber’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Read about it here.
Related: A Thurber piece in the CSM, July 11, 2019, “The not-so-secret life of James Thurber”
[full disclosure: both my wife, Liza Donnelly, and I contributed to A Mile and a Half of Lines]
Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon
…From Salon, July 11, 2019, “Will more people read the Mueller Report if it’s a comic book?”
— with Shannon Wheeler content. Mr. Wheeler began contributing to The New Yorker in 2009.
…From Medium, July 12, 2019, by Liza Donnelly: “What It Means To Be An American: Compassion”
— Ms. Donnelly began contributing to The New Yorker in 1982.
Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon
Shorts by Brendan Loper who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.
From The Jewish Telegraphic Agency ,July 8, 2019 , “How MAD magazine taught me to think like a furshlugginger Jewish intellectual”
— This interesting piece posted on Facebook by fellow New Yorker cartoonist, Ken Krimstein.
From Publishers Daily, July 10, 2019, “Graydon Carter Expands Air Mail With Former Colleagues”
— within this article: news that a former Esquire editor has joined Air Mail.
A Daily Shouts By Lars Kenseth & Olivia de Recat