There’ve been a number of recent additions to Ink Spill’s “New Yorker Cartoonists A – Z” section, including seven cartoonists added to “The One Club” — an exclusive group of artists who contributed just one cartoon to the New Yorker in their career (they’re easy to spot in the A-Z — their listings are in red). I should add that membership is limited to cartoonists whose work has not appeared in the magazine in 30 or more years.
Newly added One Club members:
Bob Barnes March 6, 1948
D’egville May 16, 1925
Jeff Keate April 16, 1938
Adolph Schus March 19, 1938
M. Towle November 21, 1925
Arthur Watts April 18, 1925
Lawson Wood May 9, 1925
Recent Non One Club additions to the A -Z:
Paul Reilly: his three drawings appeared from April 11, 1925 thru May 16, 1925
Gilbert Wilkinson: eight drawings from April 4, 1925 thru August 9, 1925
Roch King: two drawings, January 12, 1929 / February 2, 1929
Ralph Pearson: three drawings, August 4, 1928 / May 14, 1929 / July 27, 1929
Eric Ericson: twenty-two drawings from June 9, 1945 thru January 18, 1958
Justin Herman: three drawings, September 10, 1927 / August 31, 1929 / December 21, 1929
A. Cramer: two drawings, September 27, 1947 / July 19, 1952
Information on any of the above cartoonists is always welcome. Contact me here.
Finding their work:
Here’re some suggestions for seeing the work by the above cartoonists.
1. If you’ve subscribed to The New Yorker, you have online access to their complete archives, from the very first issue in February of 1925 right up to the one on the newsstands this very moment.
2. Find a local library that has bound copies of The New Yorker (not as common now, but they’re around). Some college libraries still have sets of bound magazines.
3. Buy The Complete New Yorker. Released in 2005, this set of 8 DVD-ROMS is available on Amazon (and elsewhere) for as little as a couple of dollars. Though there are minor issues with search results, in general it’s a reliable source. The database is fascinating for anyone interested in digging deep into The New Yorker.