James Stevenson Documentary Film Streaming July 17- July 23!; Today’s Daily Cartoonist…And Yesterday’s; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonists; Blitt’s Kvetchbook

Beginning today and continuing through July 23 you’ll be able to stream (for ten bucks. Cheap!) the terrif documentary film, Stevenson: Lost & Found, directed by Sally Williams. All the info here.

Last year there was a special screening in Brooklyn for New Yorker cartoonists — a splendid time was had by all (and it was an opportunity for a group photo):

Front row, left to right: Mort Gerberg, Sofia Warren, Jason Adam Katzenstein, Jeremy Nguyen, Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell, Sam Gross, Cerise Zelenetz, Eugenia Viti, Josie Merck, Sally Williams, Liza Donnelly.

Back row, left to right:  Jason Chatfield, Heather Loase, Ellis Rosen, Johnny DiNapoli, Kendra Allenby, Bishakh Som, Tim Hamilton, Nick Downes, Andy Dubbin, Robert Leighton, Michael Maslin

Here’s James Stevenson’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

James Stevenson Born, NYC, 1929. Died, February 17, 2017, Cos Cob, Connecticut. New Yorker work: March 10, 1956 -. Stevenson interned as an office boy at The New Yorker in the mid 1940s when he began supplying ideas for other New Yorker artists. Nine years later he was hired a full-time ideaman, given an office at the magazine and instructed not to tell anyone what he did. He eventually began publishing his own cartoons and covers as well as a ground-breaking Talk of the Town pieces (ground breaking in that the pieces were illustrated). His contributions to the magazine number over 2000. Key collections: Sorry Lady — This Beach is Private! ( MacMillan, 1963), Let’s Boogie ( Dodd, Mead, 1978). Stevenson was a children’s book author, with roughly one hundred titles to his credit. He was a frequent contributor to the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, under the heading Lost and Found New York. Stevenson’s The Life, Loves and Laughs of Frank Modell, published in 2013, is essential reading. Sally Williams’ 2019 documentary film, Stevenson Lost & Found is essential viewing.


Today’s Daily Cartoonists

Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Tim Hamilton on not letting science stand in the way.

Mr. Hamilton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016. Visit his website here.

…and yesterday’s Daily Cartoonist: Natalie Dupille, a newyorker.com contributor.

Today’s Daily Shouts cartoonists:

Christine MI: “Oh, To Be A Migratory Bird”  — Ms. Mi has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2018.

Victor Varnado (& Susan Shapiro): “Should You Cancel Yourself? A Quiz”. Mr. Varnado has been contributing to The New Yorker since July of 2019.


And…Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook: “Testing Trump’s Fitness”

Mr. Blitt has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1998.

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