Special Screening Of Stevenson Lost And Found For New Yorker Cartoonists
The Spill has learned there’ll be a special screening for all New Yorker cartoonists next Tuesday of the documentary film, Stevenson Lost And Found. I asked the film’s director, Sally Williams to explain how this came about:
The idea for this screening came about from Nathan Fitch who is making the George Booth documentary. We met up prior to our STEVENSON – LOST AND FOUND world premiere to compare notes and see how we could help each other out. I think I found the idea of a New Yorker Cartoonist screening appealing because it creates a space for a different dialogue around the film. There will be aspects that cartoonists recognize and connect with that others do not, I thought it would be interesting and valuable to have that insight from the current pool of New Yorker cartoonists. As filmmakers, artists, illustrators it can be a bit of a sequestered road at times – so any excuse to interrupt that and bring people together is worth it I think.
(If you are a New Yorker cartoonist and want further info on the showing, please contact me).
Meet The Artist : Mischa Richter
This is the second in a series of New Yorker artist’s self portraits included in the 1943 catalog, Meet The Artist
Here’s Mr. Richter’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Mischa Richter (photo courtesy of Sarah Geraghty Herndon). Born, Kharkov, Russia, 1910. Died, March 23, 2001. New Yorker work: January 10, 1942 – January 20, 2003 ; Key books: This One’s On Me! (McGraw-Hill, 1945) , The Cartoonist’s Muse, co-authored by Harald Bakken (Contemporary Books, 1992). )
David Remnick On Harold Ross And William Shawn
If you, like me, never got around to picking up a copy of The New Yorker‘s 2016 anthology The 50s: The Story Of A Decade (Random House), you probably missed New Yorker editor David Remnick’s Introduction. Lithub has the intro here.
Here’s a sample, with Mr. Remnick talking about the Shawn style of editing the magazine vs Ross’s.
“…Shawn assumed for himself far more authority than Ross, who was prepared to delegate a greater amount to his various deputies, or “Jesuses.” Shawn was also quiet, subtle, secretive, elliptical, and, to some, quite strange. He was a variety of genius who enjoyed funny writing as well as serious fiction, supported completely the individual artists and writers on a profoundly variegated staff, and expressed his myriad curiosities about the world by sending writers out to explore its many corners.”