Twinkies Redux

 

Today’s news that the Hostess Brands company is closing down reminded me of an Ink Spill post from mid-January of this year, when the company filed for bankruptcy. Back then I posted this New Yorker cartoon of mine from the issue of September 5, 1983,  and wrote:

For the record: I love Twinkies. Should they disappear, we will all be the poorer for it.

The New York Times is reporting tonight that there is “a push to save the Twinkie.”  So perhaps a happy ending for the Twinkie, the Ring Ding, and another personal favorite, the Sno Ball.

New Yorker Cartoons of the Year 2012 & Index

 

Out now is The New Yorker’s  Cartoons of the Year 2012.  This issue, or bookazine as it’s called in the Introduction, is 144 pages, with over 250 cartoons. It will remain on sale until February 18, 2013. This is the third year the bookazine has appeared.  Previous to 2010, The New Yorker produced  the Cartoon Yearbook ( a hardcover collection) in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Featured this year are three spreads, “One More Trip Around the Sun” by Roz Chast, “Bad Dog” by Peter Steiner, and “Gay Marriage” by William Haefeli.  Other special sections include “The Best of The Caption Contest” and “I Don’t Get It” as well as “The Funnies” — Bob Mankoff provides the Introducton.

As it did for Cartoons of the Year 2011, Ink Spill is providing a complete Index of Cartoonists  for this new edition. Completists might want to print it out and tape it inside the back cover.

Note: An asterisk appearing next to a cartoonist’s name indicates that the cartoonist has a drawing appearing in the “Best of the Caption Contest”  section (and…forgive the spaces between several of the names. Example: between Flake and Friedman .  Sometimes my wordpress  has a mind of its own)

 

Index of Cartoonists

Barsotti, Charles 17, 31, 42, 139

Bliss, Harry  132, 139, 144, Cover

Borchardt, David  107, *

Chast, Roz  31, 35, 59, 61, Spread “One More Trip Around the Sun” 66-67, 86, 89, 95, 117, 138, 142

Cheney, Tom  6, 42, 44, 54, 109, 113, 116, 127

Cotham, Frank  96, 99, 104, 106, 110, 114, 125, *

Crawford, Michael  28, 41, 49, 89, 120, *

Cullum, Leo  13, 14, 15

Dator, Joe  7, 8, 14, 38, 47, 61, 134

Dernavich, Drew  90, 94, 96, 114, 134

Diffee, Matthew  12, 36, 50, 54, 64, 106, 130, 135

Donnelly, Liza  49

Downes, Nick  91

Duffy, Joe  47, 90, 134

Eckstein, Bob  9

Flake, Emily 34, 46, 91, 100, 104, 112, 116, 118, 124, 140


Friedman, Andy  98

Gerberg, Mort  21

Gregory, Alex  58

Gross, Sam  20, 38, 87, 93, 121

Haefeli, William  9, 10, 30, 46, Spread “Gay Marriage” 74 – 79

Hafeez, Kaamran  37

Hamilton, William  60

Hoey, Trevor  52


Johnson, Carolita  19, 137

Kanin, Zachary  15,  26, 45, 51, 53, 88, 103, 113, 129

Kaplan, Bruce Eric  18, 25, 33, 45, 57

Karasik, Paul  11

Katz, Farley  58, 85, 92, 133

Klossner, John  33, 85

Koren, Edward  18, 40, 65, 131

Krimstein, Ken  18

Leighton, Robert  10, 13, 59, 101, 107, 136

Lorenz, Lee  54, 105, 125

Mankoff, Robert  53

Marchetto, Marisa Acocella 119

Maslin, Michael  22, 48, 106, 123, 136

Noth, Paul  13, 17, 28, 29, 37, 51, 52, 55, 92, 94, 128, 137, *

O’Brien, John   23, 27, 84, 87, 141

Pandolph, Corey  142


Patterson, Jason  93

Roberts, Victoria  16, 63, 102

Schwartz, Ben  24, 111, 138

Shanahan, Danny  22, 39, 90, 99, 102, *

Sipress, David  108, 115, 123, 126, 134

Smaller, Barbara  41, 101, 118, 122

Sneider, Karen  46

Steiner, Peter   Spread “Bad Dog” 70 – 73

Stevens, Mick  34, 103, 110, 114, 126, 132, 140, *

Toro, Tom  7, 43,  57, 100, 133

Twohy, Mike  25, 38, 115, 117

Vey, P.C.  8, 28, 45, 122, 126

Walsh, Liam  20,  32, 56, 100


Warp, Kim   62, 96, 111, 132

Weyant, Christopher   29, 32, 97(2), 106, 109, *

Wheeler, Shannon   26

Wilson, Gahan   53, 94, 99

 Ziegler, Jack   62, 65, 86, 98, 108, 115, 121, 123

Cartoon Auction includes work by Charles Addams, Geoge Booth, and William Steig

From the Kingston (NY) Daily Freeman, “Art auction in Rhinecliff Saturday”

this news of a benefit auction of cartoons, including work by New Yorker artists  Charles Addams, George Booth, William Steig, Frank Modell, James Stevenson, Peter Steiner, Lee Lorenz, Harry Bliss, Barbara Smaller, Charles Barsotti, Joe Dator, Gahan Wilson, Robert Mankoff, Liza Donnelly, P.C. Vey, Roz Chast, Danny Shanahan, Carolita Johnson, Edward Frascino, Michael Crawford, Zachary Kanin, Pat Byrnes, Mick Stevens, David Sipress, Raymond Davidson, Robert Weber, Jason Polan, Henry Martin, and more.
In addition to the auction, a signed Charles Addams print will be raffled.

Link here to the Morton Memorial Library

 

 

Steig’s birthday

 

The one and only William Steig was born in Brooklyn on this day in 1907 (he died in Boston, October 3, 2007). Steig contributed over 1600 cartoons and 117 covers to The New Yorker in his 73 years with the magazine.

Speaking of Steig to The New York Times in 2007,  Lee Lorenz, former Art editor of The New Yorker, said that “because of him ‘the next generation of artists felt a freedom they never had before.'”

 

Liza Donnelly draws at Forum d’Avignon; Music Video: New Yorker staffers (and two cartoonists); Dick Tracy and The Daily News

 

Liza Donnelly heads to France this week, where she’ll join three other cartoonists at the Forum d’Avignon. (illustration above from the Forum’s program)

 

 

Video: from newyorker.com, November 13, 2012,  “Beck’s New Song ‘Old Shanghai,’ Played by New Yorker Staffers” (with Farley Katz and Marc Phillipe Eskenazi).

 

 

 

 

Every once in awhile, Ink Spill links to something within the cartoon world  not tied to The New Yorker and its cartoonists.  I realize I’m probably very late to the party in noticing this, but not too long ago I ran into a link to the NY Daily News Featured Comics. What I found was Chester Gould’s “Dick Tracy” — written by Mike Curtis and drawn by Joe Staton, updated and carrying on.

Note: there is at least one New Yorker/Dick Tracy connection: Art Spiegelman’s Dick Tilley cover which appeared on the magazine’s 72nd anniversary (a combined issue, February 24 & March 3, 1997).