An Upside Down New Yorker Cover And More From A New Yorker State Of Mind; Today’s Daily Cartoon & Cartoonist

Here’s a fun post from A New Yorker State Of Mind: Reading Every Issue of The New Yorker Magazine. The unusual cover art* is by the great Rea Irvin.

Mr. Irvin’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Rea Irvin  (Self portrait above right from Meet the Artist) 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.

*Mr. Irvin’s upside down cover was a first for the magazine. The next upside down cover appeared April 12, 1947. It was also by Mr. Irvin. There wasn’t another upside down cover until the anniversary cover of February 11, 2008 (Mr. Irvin co-credited with Seth, who incorporated Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton with Irvin’s Eustace Tilley trappings).

 

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoon & Cartoonist

The office cold by Elisabeth McNair, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2018. Visit her website here.

 

The Weekend Spill: A MAD New Yorker Cartoonist: Jason Chatfield; A MAD Facebook Group Of Interest; Interview: Victoria Roberts; Summer Of 1930 Via A New Yorker State Of Mind; A New York Times MAD Op-Ed

A MAD New Yorker Cartoonist

Jason Chatfield, a MAD cartoonist, has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2017. Read his Medium piece posted yesterday:  “World MAD As Cartoonists Get Rubbed Out”

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A MAD Facebook Group Of Interest

The Facebook group, MAD Mumblings, seems like a good place to keep in touch with current MAD events.  A number of contributors belong.

(the accompanying Save MAD Magazine graphic seen here credited to Chet Jasper Reams)

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Article Of Interest: Victoria Roberts 

From Atencion: San Miguel, “Working For The New Yorker: An Interview With Cartoonist Victoria Roberts”

— Ms. Roberts began contributing to The New Yorker in 1988.

Visit her website here.

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A New Yorker State Of Mind

Return to the summer of 1930 via A New Yorker State of Mind‘s deep dive into the July 4th & 12th issues of that year.  Lots of cartoons, of course, and so much more.

Cover above left by Alajalov, and above right by Julian de Miskey.

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A New York Times MAD Op-Ed

From The New York Times, July 12, 2019, an op-ed piece by Tim Krieder, “The World According To Mad Magazine”

( MAD Magazine pieces are being posted here in recognition of its relationship to so many New Yorker cartoonists, past and present, and because it’s MAD Magazine).

 

Esquire Lets Cartoon Editor Go; A New Yorker State Of Mind Two-Fer With Soglow, Arno, Thurber & More; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Kendra Allenby

Heads Roll At Esquire: Cartoon Editor Let Go

From The New York Post, June 6, 2019, “Esquire Magazine Faces Turmoil Amid Masthead Exodus” — among those let go: the magazine’s cartoon and humor editor.

 

 

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A New Yorker State Of Mind Two-Fer

A favorite blog looks at the two issues shown above. Peter Arno did the cover on the left; Constantin Alajalov did the cover on the right.  This particular post is chock full of cartoon related material (Ottos Soglow, Thurber, Reginald Marsh…), so dive in!

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Cartoonist/Cartoon Of The Day

Kendra Allenby, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016, reflects on summer jobs. 

A New Yorker State Of Mind: Barney Tobey’s First Cover; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Lisa Rothstein

Barney Tobey’s First Cover

 A New Yorker State of Mind takes its usual thorough look through a past issue.  This week it’s the issue of April 26, 1930, which features Barney Tobey’s first (of four) covers for the magazine.  Read all here

Mr. Tobey’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Barney Tobey Born in New York City, July, 18, 1906, died March 27, 1989, New York. New Yorker work: 1929 -1986. Essential collection: B. Tobey of The New Yorker (Dodd Mead & Co., 1983)

 

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

 

Jeopardy…by Lisa Rothstein, making her second (?) appearance on the Daily.

The Tilley Watch Online, April 8 -12, 2019; Blog Posts Of Interest: Attempted Bloggery & A New Yorker State Of Mind

An end of the week reminder of which New Yorker cartoonist was where on newyorker.com

The Daily Cartoon: New Yorker cartoonists contributing this week were Lila Ash (two appearances), Colin Tom, Ivan Ehlers, and Brendan Loper.

Daily Shouts: New Yorker cartoonists contributing this week were J.A.K. (with Julia Rothman), Sarah Ransohoff (with Johnny DiNapoli).  Also contributing was the New Yorker‘s assistant cartoon editor, Colin Stokes. 

See all of the above, and more here.

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Blogs Of Interest

….Attempted Bloggery looks at a George Booth original drawing recently auctioned for a song.

…and don’t forget the George Booth (documentary film project) Kickstarter campaign underway. Six days to go!

 

A New Yorker State of Mind continues its bang-up job of chronologically deep-diving into every single issue of the magazine. Two issues this week!

(both covers shown by Rea Irvin)