And now there’s a cover for the Harry Bliss & Steve Martin collaborative cartoon collection. We’ll see it on sale November 17th (Celadon Books). The Spill first ran a piece about their New Yorker duo efforts back in March of 2019.
Searle’s 100th Celebrated
Today marks the 100th birthday of the late great Ronald Searle, New Yorker cartoonist & cover artist. A Spill fave blog, Attempted Bloggery has been celebrating for weeks; see today’s post here. Also visit Perpetua, the Searle “tribute” blog.
Mr. Searle’s Spill A-Z entry:
Ronald Searle Born, Cambridge, England March 3, 1920. Died, December 30, 2011, Draguignan, France. Steven Heller, who wrote Searle’s obit for The New York Times (Jan 4, 2012) said Searle’s “outlandishly witty illustrations for books, magazine covers, newspaper editorial pages and advertisements helped define postwar graphic humor…”
Elisabeth McNair on Purell & crime.
Ms. McNair began contributing to The New Yorker in July of 2017. Visit her website here.
…Yesterday’s Daily cartoonist: Ali Solomon on Super Tuesday.
Ms. Solomon began contributing to The New Yorker in November of 2018.