The Weekend Spill: A New Yorker State Of Mind Looks At The Magazine’s 6th Anniversary Issue; From Swann Galleries: The Rise Of Illustration Art In The Public Eye

A New Yorker State Of Mind Looks At the Magazine’s 6th Anniversary Issue

A fave Spill blog, A New Yorker State Of Mind: Reading Every Issue Of The New Yorker takes us deep into the magazine’s 6th anniversary issue.  Lots to see, to read. Enjoy!

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Of Interest: The Rise Of Illustration Art In The Public Eye

From Swann Galleries, this short piece “The Rise Of Illustration Art In The Public Eye” which includes a few recently auctioned pieces, including Charles Addams‘s so-called “movie scream” (above), Ludwig Bemelmans and Ilonka Karasz.

Looking ahead: It’s always fun browsing through Swann’s Illustration Art auction catalog at the New Yorker cartoons and covers up for grabs — we’ll have to wit til Spring though.

Early Release! Next Week’s New Yorker Cover; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

As we’ve seen, from time-to-time The New Yorker likes to rush release a cover (new issues are usually published online very early Monday morning).  Above is next week’s effort by Barry Blitt.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Peter Kuper on Washington conspiracy theories.

Mr. Kuper has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2011.  Visit his website here.

His latest book is Heart Of Darkness.

Thurber Thursday: An Assortment Of Paperbacks; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Thurber Thursday

One of the best things about visiting a used book store is coming upon the unexpected. Nearly all of the above came to me that way. Of all these, my favorite cover is one of the simplest: the 1962 edition of Thurber Country, published by Penguin Books in Great Britain:

Finally, if you want a brand new Thurber book to dive into, I highly recommend Michael Rosen’s fab A Mile And A Half Of Lines: The Art Of James Thurber.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Carrot trouble by Danny Shanahan, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1988.

 

 

The Wednesday Watch: Radio Interview Of Interest: Bob Eckstein; “Downhill” Cast Members Take A Shot At The New Yorker’s Caption Contest; Today’s Daily Shouts & Daily Cartoon

Radio Interview Of Interest: Bob Eckstein

Here’s a recent radio interview with the indefatigable Bob Eckstein (shown above, working while waiting, at The Society of Illustrators). From wfuv.org, February 19, 2020, “In Conversation: Author- Cartoonist Bob Eckstein”

Mr. Eckstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007. His latest book is Everyone’s A Critic: The Ultimate Cartoon Book (Princeton Architectural Press). His next — the third in the Ultimate Cartoon Book series, All Is Fair In Love And War: The Ultimate Cartoon Book has just been listed on Amazon (no cover yet!). It will be out this October.

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Video Of Interest: “Downhill” Cast Members Take A Shot At The New Yorker’s Caption Contest

 “Downhill” cast members (l-r) Zoe Chao, Zach Woods, Will Ferrell, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus caption cartoons by Harry Bliss, Michael Crawford, Tom Cheney (twice), and Liza Donnelly (whose cartoon appears on the easel in the above screen grab). Watch the video here.

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Today’s Daily Shouts & Daily Cartoon

Daily Shouts: “Robot-Themed Movie Ideas For Our Robot-Dominated Future”

The Daily Cartoon: qualifying for the debate.

Kenneth Mahood’s 1958 Cartoon Collection; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist (And Yesterday’s); Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Mahood’s 1958 Cartoon Collection: Not A Word To A Soul

Ordered not long ago (for one dollar(!), plus s&h) from a seller across the big pond, Kenneth Mahood’s 1958 cartoon collection arrived today and has been added to the Spill‘s cartoon library. Was very happy to see the dust jacket (and a protected dust jacket at that) in such great shape.  What I didn’t realize about this collection (until today) is that it is made up entirely of captionless cartoons, such as you see on the cover. From the inside flap copy:

“…the intelligent enquirer after knowledge today does not need a preamble of word or lengthy caption to point the humour…The pictures tell their own wordless story, with your intelligent help. The story is all there for you, and it is much better that way.”

Here’s Mr. Mahood’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

 

Kenneth Mahood  Born, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1930. New Yorker work: 1951 -1996. Mr. Mahood’s bio from the British Cartoon Archive.

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Lars Kenseth, “A Celebrity Profile Of My Cat”

Mr. Kenseth began contributing to The New Yorker in

2016.  Visit his website here.

Further reading: this Spill piece on Mr. Kenseth from 2017.

And Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist was Ali Fitzgerald: “America!: How To Throw A Wild Presidents’ Day Party”

…See more of Ms. Fitzgerald’s New Yorker work here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

J.A.K. on the 4 day work week.

Mr. K. began contributing to in 2014.  His book, Everything Is An Emergency: An OCD Story In Words & Pictures will be out this June from Harper Perennial.