The Wednesday Watch: Meet The Artist (1943): Rea Irvin; Event Of Interest: Jeremy Nguyen; A Case For Pencils Spotlights Robert Leighton’s Tools Of The Trade; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Meet The Artist (1943): Rea Irvin

The last in a series of self portraits of New Yorker artists included in the Meet The Artist catalog published by the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in 1943.

Here’s Mr. Irvin’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Rea Irvin  *Born, San Francisco, 1881; died in the Virgin Islands,1972. Irvin was the cover artist for the New Yorker’s first issue, February 21, 1925. He was the magazine’s first art editor, holding the position from 1925 until 1939 when James Geraghty assumed the title. Irvin became art director and remained in that position until William Shawn succeeded Harold Ross. Irvin’s last original work for the magazine was the magazine’s cover of July 12, 1958. The February 21, 1925 Eustace Tilley cover had been reproduced every year on the magazine’s anniversary until 1994, when R. Crumb’s Tilley-inspired cover appeared. Tilley has since reappeared, with other artists substituting from time-to-time.

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Event Of Interest: Jeremy Nguyen

From Meetup.com, “Jeremy Nguyen: The Cartoon Life” –presented by The Comic Arts Workshop.

Mr. Nguyen began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017. Visit his website here.

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A Case For Pencils Spotlights Robert Leighton’s Tools Of The Trade

From A Case For Pencils, December 3, 2019, “Robert Leighton” — another entry in Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful series of posts looking at the tools of the trade used by various New Yorker artists.

Robert Leighton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002. Visit his website here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Raking & shoveling by Paul Karasik, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1999.

Interviews Of Interest: Amy Hwang, Jeremy Nguyen; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Interviews Of Interest

Here are three interviews: from Jane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencils, a duo interview with Amy Hwang and Jeremy Nguyen;  from Pearl River Mart a solo interview with Ms. Hwang, and a solo interview with Mr. Nguyen. Their work appears in an upcoming exhibit, Asian Babies, which they co-curated.

Ms Hwang began contributing to The New Yorker in 2010.  Visit her website here.

Mr. Nguyen began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017. Visit his website here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Brendan Loper on Bop It!/Gop It! politics.

Mr. Loper began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; A Case For Pencils: Liam Walsh’s Wrist Issue

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Tim Hamilton on another ex-member of the Trump administration . Mr. Hamilton has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2015.

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A Case for Pencils: Liam Walsh’s Wrist Issue

From Jane Mattimoe’s A Case For Pencils blog, here’s Liam Walsh on his drawing arm’s wrist.

Mr. Walsh began contributing his cartoons to The New Yorker in 2011.  Visit his website here.

 

A Case For Pencils Spotlights David Ostow; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

A Case For Pencils Spotlights David Ostow

Jane Mattimoe’s latest A Case For Pencils blog features David Ostow’s tools of the trade. Mr. Ostow began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018.  Links galore for his work can be found at the tail end of the Case blog post.

(Screen grab above of an Ostow drawing from A Case For Pencils)

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

The fab Joe Dator is today’s Daily cartoonist. Mr. Dator has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2006.  Visit his website here.