The Weekend Spill: A 1934 July 4th Moment By Steig; Bliss’s American Bystander Cover; The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of June 29th-July 3rd, 2020; More Spills: Eckstein’s Beast Piece, A Hoff Mural, and More Henry Martin

William Steig’s 1934 New Yorker cover celebrating the 4th of July¬† seems to capture the mood of this particular 4th when we have been urged to stay at home, away from gatherings. It was, of course, published during another deeply troubled time in our history. Here’s William Steig’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z: William Steig Born in Brooklyn, NY, Nov.

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Henry Martin: An Ink Spill Appreciation

Henry Martin: An Ink Spill Appreciation Above: In 1985 Henry Martin, pictured front & center with his hand on the railing, brought together a bunch of his cartoonist colleagues for an exhibit of cartoons at Princeton’s McCarter Theater. Among those in the photo: Al Ross, Arnie Roth, Arnie Levin, Ed Arno, Bernie Schoenbaum, Stuart Leeds, Peter Porges, Sam Gross, Bill

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Henry Martin: 1925- 2020

Sad news tonight (via David Pomerantz) of the passing of one of the great New Yorker cartoonists, Henry Martin. Mr. Martin contributed 691 drawings to The New Yorker from 1964 through 1999. (The Spill will post its appreciation of Mr. Martin tomorrow). Above: a Henry Martin drawing, published in the The New Yorker, February 27, 1989. His daughter, the celebrated

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