An Addams Rarity on Attempted Bloggery

Here’s something new to my eyes. Posted this morning on Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery: a brochure for an exhibit of Addams work at the National Academy of Design in the Fall of 1991. Mr. Nadler informs us:  “…in more than a quarter century since the show, no one else has posted this leaflet on the internet…so I thought I’d take the liberty.” See the entire piece here (it includes an essay by Adam Gopnik and a short intro by the exhibit’s curator, Barbara Nicholls).

The Tilley Watch

Last week in this spot I noted and silently wondered about the latest issue of The New Yorker (dated October 29) barely touching on Halloween (other than a witches and broomstick drawing by Seth Fleishman).  This week’s issue, dated November 5, solves the mystery with its trick-or-treating Trumpian cover. I think we’ve now seen enough of him on the cover to expect a New Yorker Book of Trump Covers. I believe his first appearance was on the double issue of Dec. 28, 1992/Jan. 4, 1993. Artist: Robert Risko. 

New Yorker history aficionados will note that what’s inside that issue (produced during Tina Brown’s era as editor) is of great interest: a lengthy piece, “Remembering Mr. Shawn: friends and colleagues recall the years with Shawn” — it’s essential reading, and includes photographs of Shawn taken by James Stevenson. 

Sidenote: the 1992/1993 issue contains the work of 35 cartoonists  It also contains an Artist’s Notebook by Benoit van Innes (full page, color), An Artist At Large spread by Philip Burke (4 1/4 pages, color), another Artist At Large, with Ronald Searle (a full page), an Artist’s Sketchbook by Gerald Scarfe (3 1/2 pages, color), a full page cartoon by Roz Chast and a color column by Danny Shanahan. Most of the single panel cartoons were placed in a space greater than a quarter page, with many running a half-page. There are 22 illustrations, with three full page. One of the things you’ll hear from colleagues who worked at The New Yorker during Tina Brown’s era (I was one of them) was that she knew how to throw a great party (and she did).  I’d like to expand that to: …and she knew how to throw a great graphic party

And now back to the future…

This new issue contains the work of 11 cartoonists (a bump up from last week’s ten) and 21 illustrations ( 6 1/2 pages of those are full pages). Of the 11 cartoons, one, by the wonderful Victoria Roberts, could be said to be nearly exclusively a Halloween drawing. There is another drawing — it features a ghost — but as it’s a telling scary stories around a campfire scenario, it could’ve been published at other times during the year. 

For the record, here are the contributing cartoonists in this issue:

I believe — but could well be mistaken — that the last on the list, Sarah Ransohoff, is making her New Yorker cartoonist debut in this issue. People who know better: please advise if this is incorrect. If this is correct, then Ms. Ransohoff is the 7th new cartoonist this year and the 19th cartoonist overall to be brought in under the cartoon editorship of Emma Allen since she took over in May of 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming Events Of Interest: Death Panel At The New York Public Library; Eckstein Talks Snowmen; Liza Donnelly Talks Dogs With Carolita Johnson; An Edward Koren Book Event In Vermont

October 31st:  “Death Panels: Comics That Help Us Face End Of Life”  includes work by New Yorker cartoonists Ben Schwartz, Emily Flake and Roz Chast. Info here

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Two Snowman Events with The New Yorker’s Bob Eckstein

Mr. Eckstein, a contributor to The New Yorker since 2007 is the world’s leading snowman expert.  You can catch him at these two locations:

November 7:  Book Culture, Columbus & 72nd St. NYC. 7pm  All the Info here

November 28: New York Public Library, 42nd St & 5th Ave., NYC. 6:30pm Info here.

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Liza Donnelly Talks Dogs With Carolita Johnson

Ms. Donnelly and her New Yorker colleague, Carolita Johnson (far right, above) will be at Books Are Magic, discussing dogs and the just released, Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are (illustrated by Ms. Donnelly). November 2. Info here. 

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Edward Koren at Phoenix Books in Vermont

The one and only Edward Koren will be at Phoenix Books in Burlington Vermont celebrating his latest book, Koren: In The Wild.  November 15th from 7:00pm — 8:30pm Details here

 

 

The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of October 22-26, 2018

A semi-Trumpian week on the Daily Cartoon, with contributing New Yorker cartoonists, Tom Chitty, Peter Kuper, Trevor Spaulding, and Jeremy Nguyen.

And these are the New Yorker cartoonists who contributed to the week’s Daily Shouts: Barbara Smaller, Mimi Pond, Jeremy Nguyen with Colin Stokes Jason Adam Katzenstein (with Phil McAndrew), Olivia de Recat (with Manuel Herrera), and David Ostow.

— You can see all of the above work, and more here.