Fave Photo Of The Day
New Yorker cartoonist, Navied Mahdavian posted this photo of his desk the other day on Slack, labeling it the day after finishing your batch. The Spill is posting it with colleagues in mind who are wrapping up their batches of drawings this morning as they rush to meet the Tuesday noon deadline for submitting their work.
Mr. Mahdavian began contributing his work to The New Yorker in February of 2018. My thanks to him for allowing use of his photo.
Barry Blitt Is Pulitzered
A hearty congratulations to New Yorker cover artist and cartoonist Barry Blitt, (and fellow New Yorker contributor Ben Taub) on being awarded the Pulitzer yesterday. Read about both here on the magazine’s website.
Here’s Mr. Blitt’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Barry Blitt Born in Montreal. New Yorker work: January 10, 1994 -. His first contribution to the magazine was a cover, one of many to come for the magazine. His cover, “Politics of Fear” for the issue of July 21, 2008 was and remains a cause celebre. His first cartoon appeared December 18, 2006. Website: barryblitt.com Mr. Blitt’s Wikipedia entry (with personal and professional history).
Ellis Rosen on losing track of time. Mr. Rosen began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.
Alone with one’s demons by Brooke Bourgeois, who began contributing to The New Yorker in April of 2019.