The Next Daily Cartoonist is…

Danny Shanahan’s Facebook page (Danny Shanahan — New Yorker Cartoonist) mentions that his successor in the Daily Cartoon slot is Chris Weyant.  Danny was the Daily Cartoonist for the past two months.


A slideshow of Danny’s Daily Cartoon work can be seen by clicking on the Daily Cartoon link above (where you can also view The Daily Cartoon work of David Sipress, Danny’s predecessor.


Chris’s editorial cartoons can be seen on The Hill, where his  Weyant’s World is a regular feature.

Mystery Cartoonist found!; Cartoonography

With the help of colleagues Mike Lynch, Brian Moore and Rick Marschall, I was able to identify the mystery New Yorker cartoonist mentioned in the February 21st Ink Spill post.  His name is Alfred Leete.  His bio appears in numerous places as he was  famous for a poster he designed in 1914 (if you go to his bio you’ll see the poster and its history).  Here’s a bio of Leete.


In February of 2008 ran 28 written posts and 20 autobiographical drawings I called Cartoonography.  While the written posts remain on The New Yorker’s site, the drawings no longer do.  For the sake of completion, I’ve brought them to Ink Spill where they can now be seen on my Bio page.

Vahan Shirvanian, lifelong New Jerseyian, dies at 87

Word has reached Ink Spill from Mike Lynch of the passing of Vahan Shirvanian, who contributed 44 drawings to The New Yorker (his first appearance in the magazine was in the issue of April 27, 1968; his work last appeared in the issue of January 12, 1988). According to The Newark Star Ledger, his first cartoon sale was to The Saturday Evening Post. He contributed to numerous publications, including Reader’s Digest, Playboy, and Good Housekeeping.

See three of his New Yorker drawings here.

And more of his work can be found here.