Radio Interview Of Interest: Peter Steiner; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Peter Steiner, the cartoonist behind the cartoon above, talks to WAMC’s Joe Donahue about The Good Cop, Steiner’s latest novel. Link here to hear it.

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

Peter Steiner  Born, Cincinnati, 1940. New Yorker work: 1979 – . Collection: “I Didn’t Bite the Man, I Bit the Office” ( 1994).  Mr. Steiner is responsible for one of the most famous (and most republished) New Yorker cartoons in modern times, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” (published July 5, 1993).  An indication of its enduring popularity in our culture:  a wikipedia page is devoted to it.   He has also had novels published, as well as the limited edition “An Atheist in Heaven.” Website:


Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

A newsy-ish David Sipress Daily.  Mr.Sipress has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1998.

Book Tour Of Interest: Liana Finck; Dick Buchanan On The Roth Brothers: Al Ross, Irving Roir, Ben Roth, And Salo; Daily Cartoonists: Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Avi Steinberg; A Daily Shouts By…Ward Sutton

Book Tour Of Interest: Liana Finck

Liana Finck’s latest book, Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, And Notes To Self  is out September 24th (Random House). Ms. Finck began contributing to The New Yorker in 2013.  Link here to her website.


Dick Buchanan On The Roth Brothers: Al Ross, Irving Roir, Ben Roth, and Salo

Here’s a terrif post by Dick Buchanan on the Roth brothers (via Mike Lynch’s blog).


Daily Cartoonists: Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Avi Steinberg  

The Daily News Cycle  by Teresa Burns Parkhurst, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.

A back to school Daily by Avi Steinberg, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2012.


A Daily Shouts By…Ward Sutton

“The World’s Greatest Dealmaker” by Ward Sutton, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007. Visit his website here.

The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of September 16, 2019

The Cover: Ivan Brunetti returns with a cat person/dog person cover. Read here what he had to say about the cover.

The Cartoonists & Cartoons:

I spend the wee hours of every Monday morning looking through the latest issue of The New Yorker (it’s posted online at around 4am). I look at every cartoon at least twice, then I close my laptop and think about the cartoons I just saw. The ones that stick with me — the ones I think about the most, are the ones noted here on The Monday Tilley Watch.  And so it is this week with these four (in no particular order):

Liana Finck’s (p. 40) umbrella drawing grabbed me immediately. It reminded me of an early New Yorker drawing by her published in 2014 (she began contributing to The New Yorker in 2013) titled Snow Falling On Accountants (I liked that one so much it’s now part of the Spill‘s collection of originals). The drawing has a 1970/1980s-era William Stieg-ian quality to it.

Roz Chast’s Wizard of Oz drawing (p. 54). I’m a fan of Ms. Chast’s outdoorsy drawings (like this one for instance).  I associate Oz with spectacular color (the film is black & white til Dorothy lands in Oz and opens up the door of her farmhouse). We’ve all seen enough of Ms. Chast’s terrif color work so that I can (possibly) be forgiven for imagining this drawing colorized.

The lead off drawing in the issue is by Adam Douglas Thompson. I like the simplicity of this cartoon — the way Mr. Thompson’s shown us exactly what we need to see, and no more.  Rats (and mice) have a long New Yorker cartoon history (here’s a favorite Sam Gross drawing from 1999).

David Borchart’s end of summer drawing (p. 39) is quite fab. Mr. Borchart, as he usually does in his work, gives us a world to think about. And, of course, the drawing itself is spectacular (note how the ferry leaves a wake).

Cartoon placement/sizing: All of the cartoons in this issue have been given good breathing room. A few examples: William Haefeli’s (p.31), Sharon Levy’s (p.59), and Lars Kenseth’s (p.22).

Rea Irvin’s Lost Masthead: Gone since the Spring of 2017, but not forgotten here.




The Weekend Spill: Exhibit Of Interest “Asian Babies: Works From Asian New Yorker Cartoonists”; The Tilley Watch Online, Sept. 2-6, 2019; Profile Of Interest: Roz Chast


Asian Babies: Works From Asian New Yorker Cartoonists

A must-see exhibit curated by Jeremy Nguyen and Amy Hwang.  All the info above!

Alice Cheng began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017; Maddie Dai in 2017; Amy Hwang in 2010; Suerynn Lee in 2019; Evan Lian in 2019; Hartley Lin in 2019; Christine Mi in 2018; Jeremy Nguyen in 2017, and Colin Tom in 2015.

You can see work by all of the above artists here on The New Yorker‘s Cartoon Bank site.


The Tilley Watch Online, September 2-6, 2019


A gathering of the New Yorker cartoonists whose work appeared this week on The Daily Cartoon and/or  Daily Shouts.

Daily Cartoon: John Cuneo (a Bonus Daily), Ali Solomon, Tim Hamilton, J.A.K., and Jon Adams.

Daily Shouts: Avi Steinberg (with Irving Ruan).

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook

See all of the above and more here.


Profile of Interest: Roz Chast

From Hamilton College, September 6, 2019, “Drawing On Fidgety Brilliance” — a short profile of Roz Chast.

Ms. Chast began contributing to The New Yorker in 1978. Visit her website here.


Exhibit & Discussion Of Interest: John Kascht; A Bonus Daily Cartoon By John Cuneo; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Liza Donnelly Visits The Umbrella Cover Museum

Exhibit & Discussion of Interest: John Kascht

A traveling exhibit of John Kascht‘s work opens at The Cartoon Art Museum (that’s out in San Francisco) September 22nd, before heading east to The Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum and Library.  Mr. Kascht made his New Yorker debut in the issue of November 9, 1992 with a portrait of Jay Leno.

Mr. Kascht told the Spill that:
“The exhibition includes 75 original drawings and watercolors, a big wall of pencil sketches, step-by-step process displays, and my never-before-exhibited life drawings of Katharine Hepburn which are, as far as I know, the last images ever made of her.”

If you’re out west and can make the September opening you’ll be able to catch Mr. Kascht in conversation with Pete Docter, the Chief Creative Officer of Pixar. Info here and on the poster below. And here’s a link to info on the exhibit catalog.


A Bonus Daily Cartoon By John Cuneo

John Cuneo, the artist who gave us the walled-in Trump New Yorker cover early this year is back with another Trumpian drawing. See it here.








Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Ali Solomon on the last barbecue of Summer.  Ms. Solomon began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018.


Liza Donnelly Visits The Umbrella Cover Museum

From Medium, September 5, 2019, The Umbrella Cover Museum — Ms. Donnelly, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1982, gives us a graphic report. Visit her website here.