Blog Posts Of Interest From Mike Lynch; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon (…and Yesterday’s); Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Blog Posts Of Interest From Mike Lynch

   Cartoonist Mike Lynch has posted two back-to-back New Yorker items of interest on his blog. Today’s is a look at some of Steinberg’s drawings from All In Line (the 1947 paperback edition), and yesterday a piece on a film about New Yorker cover artist Andre Francois. See them here.

Steinberg’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Saul Steinberg Born, June 15, 1914, Ramnic-Sarat, Rumania. Died in 1999. New Yorker work: 1941 – (The New Yorker publishes his work posthumously). Steinberg is one of the giants of The New Yorker.  Go here to visit the saulsteinbergfoundation where you’ll find  much essential information and examples of his work.

Andre Francois’s entry on the A-Z:

Andre Francois (photo: 1978) Birth/death information from his New York Times obit of April 15, 2005: Born Andre Farkas, 1915, Timisoara. Died, April, 2005, Grisy-les-Platres, France.

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon (…and Yesterday’s)

Emily Bernstein, who began contributing to The New Yorker in July of last year, on shopping now. Yesterday’s Daily was by Emily Flake, who began contributing to the magazine in 2007.

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Yesterday’s Daily Shouts

A trio effort by cartoonist Jeremy Nguyen, along with writers Irving Raun, and Julia Edelman. Mr. Nguyen began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.

The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue of March 23, 2020: No GOAT

The Cover: This week’s cover, by Christoph Niemann is right on the money. The New Yorker‘s art editor, Francoise Mouly, has a Q&A with the artist here.

Historical Note:  this is the first issue of The New Yorker  not to include a Goings On About Town section. A notice appears on this week’s Table of Contents.

A potted history of GOAT (as it’s sometimes affectionately called)

The very first issue of The New Yorker  included a “conscientious calendar of events worth while” called Goings On.  The very first Goings On was just one page, near the back of the book. Below is the heading of that first Goings On.

The Goings On heading survived up through the issue of October 31, 1925. Goings On About Town was used for the very first time in the next issue (November 7, 1925). Goings On About Town was moved to the very front of the magazine in the issue of January 23, 1926.

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And now back to the present…and this week’s issue.

The Cartoonists:

Once again, I’ve posted the entire listing of artists as this week’s Spots are by the fab cover artist, Marcellus Hall.

There is a newbie this week: Matilda Borgstrom, who is the third new cartoonist to enter The New Yorker‘s stable of cartoonists this year, and the fifty-sixth new cartoonist brought in under Emma Allen’s cartoon editorship, begun in the Spring of 2017.

The Cartoons:

There are, as you would expect, a number of cartoons (“Drawings”) this week reflecting directly or indirectly the times we’re in: Roz Chast’s store front sign referencing hand sanitizer and face masks, Frank Cotham’s castle cleaning crew, Liza Donnelly’s kitchen full of fermented food, Emily Flake’s monster coming out of a closet.

The remaining cartoons take us away for awhile– as we’d want them to; the variety includes a mermaid, a couple of cowboys, a typing kitty, stargazers…and more.

The Rea Irvin Talk Masthead Watch: Virus, or no virus, the watch continues. Read about Mr. Irvin’s moth-balled iconic Talk masthead here.

Here’s what we’re no longer seeing:

 

 

Who Are These New Yorker Cartoonists?

Cartoon Sleuths! Who Are These New Yorker Cartoonists?

The Spill has been around over a decade, and in that time I’ve spent many happy hours searching for information about the large number of New Yorker cartoonists who have zero biographical content on this site’s A-Z.  In an effort to fill in some of the empty biographies, I’m reaching out to the cartoon detectives out there who might know something/anything about the cartoonists listed below. You’ll see I’ve listed them in alphabetical order, but only up to the C’s. I don’t want to overwhelm by listing every single unknown cartoonist — we’ll get to them another week.

All of the cartoonists below belong to the Spill‘s One Club (identified by the red top-hatted fellow). That means they were only published once in the magazine. You’ll notice as well that most of them were published early in the magazine’s history. Those two factors (and sometimes only an initial for a first name) are obviously what makes searching difficult. It may be we’ll never know anything about these cartoonists, other than their one drawing in The New Yorker  — but wouldn’t it be great to know at least a little more. I should add that all of these names came out of the now ancient database that accompanied The Complete New Yorker.  It may be there are inaccuracies, which, of course, makes things even more interesting.

Update:

Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery has located info on Oscar Cesare. David Pomerantz has located info on Lou Byrnes. My thanks to them!  I’m removing Mr. Cesare’s name and Mr. Byrnes’ name from the list below and added some of the incoming info about them to the A-Z along with a link to fuller biographies.

Bob Barnes New Yorker work: 1 drawing: March 6, 1948

H. Barnes New Yorker work: 1 drawing: February 2, 1929

A. Bloomberg New Yorker work: 1 drawing,  September 20, 1930

Herb Breneman New Yorker work: one drawing, June 22, 1929

Jerry Capa NYer work: one drawing, April 26, 1976

D. T. Carlisle NYer work: one drawing, July 23, 1938

H.H. Caviedes New Yorker work: one drawing, May 28, 1938

P. Chapman New Yorker work: one drawing, April 10, 1926

H. M. Charleton New Yorker work: December 21, 1929

The Weekend Spill: Emily Hopkins Essay; The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of March 9-13, 2020

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Essays Of Interest…Includes Emily Hopkins

Pretty Bitches: On Being Called Crazy, Angry, Bossy, Frumpy, Feisty, And All the Other Words That Are Used To Undermine Women has just been released by Seal Press. Edited by Lizzie Skurnick, it includes an essay by New Yorker cartoonist Emily Hopkins (Emily Richards at the time of her New Yorker debut) is included.

More: See Ms. Hopkins’ Secret Showcase of My Family Portraits here.

Ms. Hopkins entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Emily Richards (now Emily Hopkins) New Yorker work: 2004 – . Born, Boston, Massachusetts, 1970.  Grew up in Oregon, Hawaii, West Virginia, and Virginia.  Attended Williams College and West Virginia University. Received a masters degree at Johns Hopkins University. Worked, initially, as a New Yorker fact checker before becoming a New Yorker cartoonist. When Ms. Richards married New Yorker cartoonist Marshall Hopkins they became the third married New Yorker cartoonist couple in the magazine’s history (Mary Petty & Alan Dunn were the first, Liza Donnelly & Michael Maslin were the second). Ms. Richards (Hopkins) is the first known black female New Yorker cartoonist.

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A listing of New Yorker cartoonists who contributed to newyorker.com this past week

The Daily Cartoon: Peter Kuper, Andy Dubbin, Jon Adams, Pat Achilles, Teresa Burns Parkhurst.

Daily Shouts:  Avi Steinberg( with Irving Raun & Mia Mercado), Jeremy Nguyen (with Taylor Garron).

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook.

See the week’s cartoons and humor pieces here.

 

 

 

 

 

Interview Of Interest: Emma Hunsinger; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Conde Nast Employees Work Remotely

Interview Of Interest: Emma Hunsinger

From Solrad, (undated, but posted 2020)  “Treating Myself to Gatorade and Gum: An Interview with Emma Hunsinger”

Ms. Hunsinger began contributing to The New Yorker in

November of 2017. Visit her website here.

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Peter Kuper on keeping one’s distance. Mr. Kuper began contributing to The New Yorker in 2011.  Visit his website here.

 

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Conde Nast Employees Work Remotely

From The New York Post, March 11, 2020, “NYC Publishers Tell Employees To Work From Home”