The Cover: this week’s cover (titled “Welcome to Congress”) by Barry Blitt was mentioned here last week (it was released early). It received a bit of media attention. One example: this Huffington Post piece.
The Cartoonists, the Cartoons:
13 cartoons this week. 19 illustrations, with 5 of them full page.
Two items of note in the list of cartoonists: a joint effort by Mick Stevens and Jenny Allen. And, unless I’m mistaken, Lonnie Millsap is making his debut in the magazine. If that’s accurate (someone please advise if it’s not) he is the 9th new cartoonist this year, and the 21st since Emma Allen was appointed the magazine’s cartoon editor in the Spring of 2017.
Update: Rea Irvin’s iconic Talk masthead is still a-missin (you can read about it here). This is what it looks like:
…this is a good day to recall A Soldier’s Sketchbook by the late New Yorker cartoonist Joe Farris. Published in 2011 by National Geographic, the book is available online at the usual places.
Here’s the Booklist review:
“Farris, best known postwar as a cartoonist for the New Yorker, offers this evocative memoir-album, with a scrapbook graphic design. Replete with faux-yellowed pages, it chronicles his tour of duty using his contemporary illustrations, his letters to his Connecticut family, and present-day reflections on the attitudes and fears of his innocent 19-year-old self. With meticulous National Geographic maps tracking his regiment’s advance through France and Germany, Ferris’ is an honestly written, visually captivating volume and a superb addition to the genre of WWII artwork.”