Video Of Interest: Two Cartoonists Draw, Among Other Things, Whales & A Vole; Fave Photo Of The Day: Roz Chast On NYC Subway; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Two Cartoonists Draw, Among Other Things, Whales & A Vole

Courtesy of The Society Of Illustrators this nearly hour long video of Liza Donnelly in her studio.  Half way through I stopped by to draw with her on a big sheet of paper.

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Fave Photo Of The Day: Roz Chast On NYC Subway

Ms. Chast, back in NYC, has posted this selfie on Instagram.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Tim Hamilton on the upcoming Trump rally.

Mr. Hamilton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

Thurber Thursday: Thurber Country UK Penguin Edition; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Reminder: Chatfield Live At 3!; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Thurber Thursday: Thurber Country, UK Penguin Edition

Thirty-two years ago, when my New Yorker cartoonist colleague, Liza Donnelly and I were wed,  she brought into the marriage, among so many other things, the Thurber UK paperbacks she’d grown up with. My fave of these, cover-wise, has always been Thurber Country, published by Penguin in 1962, the year after Thurber passed away. Is there any dog more perfectly drawn than a Thurber dog (rhetorical, no need to answer).*

The bio on the inside front cover is of interest, as is the slightly wild hair photo.

*George Booth’s cartoon dogs are certainly equal.

Here’s Thurber’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

James Thurber  Born, Columbus, Ohio, December 8, 1894. Died 1961, New York City. New Yorker work: 1927 -1961, with several pieces run posthumously.  According to the New Yorker’s legendary editor, William Shawn, “In the early days, a small company of writers, artists, and editors — E.B. White, James Thurber, Peter Arno, and Katharine White among them — did more to make the magazine what it is than can be measured.”  

Key cartoon collection: The Seal in the Bedroom and Other Predicaments (Harper & Bros., 1932). Key anthology (writings & drawings): The Thurber Carnival (Harper & Row, 1945). There have been a number of Thurber biographies. Burton Bernstein’s Thurber (Dodd, Mead, 1975) and Harrison Kinney’s James Thurber: His Life and Times (Henry Holt & Co., 1995)  are essential. A short bio appears on the Thurber House website: http://www.thurberhouse.org/about-james-thurber/

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

From Adam Douglas Thompson, more White House memoirs.

Mr. Thompson began contributing to The New yorker in April of 2019.

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Reminder: Chatfield Live At 3!

New Yorker cartoonist, Jason Chatfield, & his MAD mag colleague Ed Steckley will draw live this afternoon at 3.

Register/info here

Mr. Chatfield’s website.

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Eugenia Viti, who began contributing to The New Yorker in June of last year: “Five Filters That Will Ruin Your Relationship”

 

The American Bystander’s Michael Gerber Wants To Know; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

 

 

The American Bystander’s Michael Gerber Wants To Know

Michael Gerber, the fellow behind the wonderful American Bystander is asking if anyone out there knows when the first cartoon caption contest began. Mr. Gerber passed along the one shown below from The Yale Record (I’ve been told it’s from 1918, but I see the artist dated it 1921).

So…does anyone know of an earlier cartoon caption contest (magazine, newspaper)?  

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Tim Hamilton on time travel. Mr. Hamilton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

Visit his website here.

 

Tonight! Art Out Loud Online Society Of Illustrators Event W/ Liza Donnelly; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Chatfield Live!; More Spills: Grant Snider & J.A.K…More About MAD’s Jaffee

Tonight at 6 watch long-time New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly draw live as part of the Society of Illustrators Art Out Loud Online series.  Info here.

Ms. Donnelly’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Liza Donnelly Born, Washington, D.C. New Yorker work: June 21, 1982 – Key book: Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons (Prometheus, 2005). Edited:  Sex & Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Modern Love…in 200 Cartoons ( Twelve, 2008). Co-authored with Michael Maslin: Husbands & Wives ( Ballantine 1995), Call Me When You Reach Nirvana ( Andrew & McMeel, 1995), Cartoon Marriage ( with Michael Maslin) (Random House, 2009), When Do They Serve the Wine?( Chronicle, 2010). Women On Men (Narrative Library, 2013). Donnelly also wrote and illustrated a popular series of dinosaur books for children ( Dinosaur Day, Dinosaur Beach, Dinosaur Halloween, etc.) all published by Scholastic.  She is the CBS News Resident Cartoonist. Website: http://www.lizadonnelly.com

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

We’re being watched by Drew Panckeri, who began contributing to The New Yorker in April of 2015.

 

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Chatfield Live!

From The Daily Cartoonist, June 15, 2020,  “Wacom Sponsors Webinar Featuring Jason Chatfield and Ed Steckley”

Mr. Chatfield began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.

Visit his website here.

 

 

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…J.A.K’s about to released book & Grant Snider’s get noticed by The New York Times. Read here.

…Speaking of The New York Times, here’s a piece about MAD‘s just retired Al Jaffee and the issue of MAD celebrating his career.

 

The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of June 22, 2020

The CoverHere’s the magazine’s feature exploring this exceptionally powerful cover by Kadir Nelson.

 

The Cartoonists:

The Cartoons:

First, a little paperwork: sorry the screen grab above is fuzzy. I’ll attempt to fix before the day is done.

Thirteen cartoons this week, plus a full page Sketchbook by Barry Blitt. Two of the cartoons caught my eye this week. The first is by Ellis Rosen (it’s on page 78). It’s an idea that beautifully blends a past time situation oft seen in the magazine  — the writer in the coffee shop — with our present time. A rock-solid idea, well executed. And, not least, funny. And that also describes Maggie Larson’s ice cream truck and gelato truck drawing (p.84): it’s an evergreen cartoon — it will be understood and enjoyed for years to come.  Applause, applause!

The Rea Irvin Talk Masthead Watch:

I’d love to report that the above Rea Irvin iconic design has returned as the magazine’s Talk heading, but nooooo. Read about its removal here.