Article Of Interest: John O’Brien
From Adweek360, September 17, 2109, “The Stories Behind the #AWNewYork 2019 Guide Cover Presented By Hulu”
The cover is by long-time New Yorker cover artist and cartoonist, John O’Brien (he began contributing to The New Yorker in 1987).
Visit his website here.
Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…
...is by Maddie Dai, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.
Robert Leighton on the early & late news. And J.A.K. on an emperor’s clothes, or lack of.
See these and more here on newyorker.com.
Robert Leighton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002; J.A.K. in 2014.
The Cover: How great it is to see a J.J. Sempe cover. A very short Q&A with Mr. Sempe here.
The Cartoonists & Cartoons:
Some random thoughts: Enjoyed Amy Hwang’s guillotine/watermelon drawing (p. 30) — guillotine drawings are rare but usually memorable (Tom Cheney’s from February 24, 1997 for instance, or this one from George Booth, also published in 1997, in the June 9th issue). Ms. Hwang’s hooded henchman is not alone in the issue. Another appears in Emily Flake’s court jester drawing (p.39). It’s sort of a first cousin to another Cheney guillotine drawing published November 1, 2010.
Much enjoyed Robert Leighton’s frogs drawing (p.63). I just had to look up previous lily pad frog drawings and came across this beauty from the great Warren Miller published March 5, 1990 (one of several frog on lily pad drawings referencing Monet).
There’s a lot going on graphically in Bruce Eric Kaplan’s very funny drawing (p.45) but a wee meatball is the star.
The Rea Irvin Talk Masthead Watch: Mr. Irvin’s classic heading shown below is still a-missin. Read about it here.
This past week’s Daily cartoonists: Liza Donnelly, Tim Hamilton, David Sipress, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, and Avi Steinberg.
…and New Yorker cartoonists contributing to Daily Shouts: Ward Sutton, Roz Chast, Ellis Rosen…and Barry Blitt (as part of the Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook series).
Dick Buchanan On Ton Smits
More from Dick Buchanan’s deep deep file cabinet: Ton Smits Cartoons 1951-1967. All via Mike Lynch’s blog, of course! The above cartoon appeared in Look, June 9, 1959.
Here’s Mr. Smits brief entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Ton Smits Born, February 18, 1921. Died, August 5, 1981. New Yorker work: 1954 -1980. Wikipedia entry here.