The Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of May 13, 2019; Ed Steed Goes To The Stadium; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Teresa Burns Parkhurst

The Cover: according to the Contributors page, this a Diana Ejaita’s first cover for the magazine. Read more here. 

The Cartoonists:

The Cartoons: Eleven cartoons this week — a lighter number than usual.  Just out of curiosity I went back to a comparable issue (date-wise) forty years ago.  This was the cartoonist line-up for the issue of May 14, 1979. Twenty-two cartoonists. 

The irony, if there is any irony here (and if you read on, you’ll see there may not be) is that back then there were far fewer regular contributors (in what was then called the art department) than there are today. At least half as many. But then again, that 1979 issue was 176 pages. This new one is 70 pages. So proportionally, not bad(?).

Rea Irvin: And speaking of the past, Rea Irvin’s Talk masthead (below) is still a-missin’. Read about it here.

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Ed Steed at Yankee Stadium

From newyorker.com‘s Culture Desk, May 5, 2019, “Edward Steed visits Yankee Stadium”

— Mr. Steed applies his signature style to The House That Ruth Built (or should we say, to the house now standing next to the House That Ruth Built).

If you’re wondering if any New Yorker cartoonist had ever visited and drawn Yankee Stadium before: Liza Donnelly did (for CBS News) in 2017.  You can see the piece here.

Below: Ms. Donnelly in the Yankee’s dugout with Yankee shortstop, Didi Gregorius, watching him try-out drawing on her iPad.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist/ Cartoon

Teresa Burns Parkhurst, on Spring. Ms. Parkhurst first began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.

 

 

Exhibit Of Interest: Peter Steiner’s Recent Paintings; The Tilley Watch Online, April 29 – May 4, 2019; Seth Fleishman’s Tribute To Nurit Karlin

Exhibit Of Interest: Peter Steiner’s Recent Paintings

Peter Steiner, a person who wears many hats (cartoonist, novelist, teacher, painter) will show recent paintings at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon in June.  All the info here (including an expanded bio). 

Mr. Steiner began contributing his cartoons to The New Yorker in 1979. His 1993 drawing“On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog” is one of the magazine’s most reprinted cartoons in its history. 

Mr. Steiner’s next book, The Good Cop, will be out this November.

Visit his website here.

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The Tilley Watch Online, April 29 – May 4, 2019

A weekly round-up of work by New Yorker cartoonists appearing on newyorker.com’s Daily Cartoon and Daily Shouts

The Daily Cartoon: Avi Steinberg, John Cuneo, Lila Ash, David Sipress, and Adam Douglas Thompson.

Daily Shouts: Ellie Black, Jeremy Nguyen (with Irving Ruan), Caitlin Cass, Ali Fitzgerald, and Roz Chast.

To see all the above, and more, link here.

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Seth Fleishman’s Tribute To Nurit Karlin

The cartoonist Seth Fleishman, is, along with John O’Brien, one of The New Yorker‘s few steady practitioners of the captionless cartoon (a far more difficult form, I’ve always believed, than the captioned cartoon).  Mr. Fleishman and Mr. O’Brien have done wonders with captionless cartoons in recent times.  

When Mr. Fleishman learned of the passing of Nurit Karlin, an earlier master whose entire New Yorker run of cartoons was, by far, captionless, he sent along this photo of himself,  sans text.