To Ink Spill visitors I toss out the name Dearing Ward in the hope someone can tell me something about her. While working on The New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z yesterday, I noticed that Ms. Ward’s name had nothing next to it.
Looking her up on the Complete New Yorker’s database I found she is a member of a special group: she had just one cartoon published in The New Yorker, in the issue of November 26,1927. If you visit the Posted Notes section of this site and scroll down to an entry titled Just Once you’ll find a piece I wrote on this elite group.
According to the New Yorker’s database, Ms. Dearing mostly contributed poetry and fiction to the magazine (from October 9, 1927 through November 6, 1937). A web search for biographical information turned up zilch. If anyone can provide something to beef up her A -Z listing please contact me by clicking on the contact button on the upper right side of the page.
From MTV Geek, December 2, 2011, this interview with Rina Piccolo
From The Guardian, November 20, 2011, this article and slide show: “Robert Crumb’s record covers — in pictures”
This VERY FUNNY video promoting the Best of The Rejection Collection features Sam Gross, Paul Noth, David Sipress, Matt Diffee, Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Bob Mankoff and Roz Chast