Friday Spill: Peter Arno, Born 117 Years Ago Today; Early Release: New Yorker’s January 18, 2021 Cover; Daily Cartoonists & Cartoons

  Seven years ago I received an anonymous gift through the mail: an interesting copy of Peter Arno’s 1931 collection of drawings, Hullabaloo.  The book was obviously well-loved as it included a stack of clipped drawings (mostly cartoons) and glued-in clippings (cartoons by Arno, some by his New Yorker colleagues). One of the pasted-in clippings is a piece by Selma

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The Wednesday Spill: Donnelly’s “So You’re A Democrat And You Won…”; Herblock In The New Yorker? Say It Ain’t So, Joe (Dator); Swann’s January Illustration Auction With Works By John Held, Jr., Barbara Shermund, Charles Addams, Lee Lorenz, Frank Modell, Alajalov, and More; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; A Note About The Spill’s A-Z

From Liza Donnelly, this evergreen, published in The New Yorker November 17, 2008 — _________________________________________________________________ Herblock In The New Yorker? Say It Ain’t So, Joe (Dator) Last night, The Spill received an email from the fab New Yorker cartoonist, Joe Dator that spirited this cartoonist away for awhile from watching political coverage. Here’s Mr. Dator’s email, almost in its entirety.

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Updike’s Thurber Dog Went To Harvard; Video Of Interest: Emma Allen & Maddie Dai; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Last week we were thrilled to see John Updike’s Thurber dog drawing (shown to the left) courtesy of Miranda Updike. Today we learn that Thurber’s dog  traveled with Updike from his latter childhood home, in Plowville, Pennsylvania, to Harvard Yard (Updike went to Harvard from 1950 through 1954). Here, courtesy of Michael Updike, is a letter John Updike wrote home

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