The Weekend Spill: The American Bystander’s Quarantine Calvacade; Film Of Interest: Barsotti: A Cartoonist’s Life; The Tilley Watch Online, April 13-17, 2020

American Bystander’s Cartoon Quarantine Calvacade

Michael Gerber, publisher and driving force behind The American Bystander has begun a Cartoon Quarantine Calvacade. He tells the Spill, he began it as an “outlet” for “both the audience and the contributors.” See it here (and subscribe to the Bystander while you’re there!).

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From a 14 year old Kansas filmmaker, Carter Rostrom, this short (5 minute) film, Barsotti: A Cartoonist’s Life. My thanks to Michael Gerber (of American Bystander fame) for bringing it to my attention.

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

Charles Barsotti (photo above) Born, San Marcos, Texas, September 28, 1933.  Died, Kansas City, Mo., June 16, 2014. Mr. Barsotti was briefly the cartoon editor of The Saturday Evening Post (from 1968 until its demise in 1969). The New York Times review of his 1981 collection “Kings Don’t Carry Money” led with the following:”Thurber lives, in Kansas City under the name of Charles Barsotti.” His deceptively simple line drawings of pups and kings, and businessmen have been a presence in The New Yorker for over fifty years. It is likely that Mr. Barsotti is the only New Yorker cartoonist to have ever run for Congress (an unsuccessful bid, in 1972, in Kansas). New Yorker work: 1962 – . Key collections: Kings Don’t Carry Money (Dodd, Mead, 1981), and The Essential Charles Barsotti, Compiled and Edited by Lee Lorenz (Workman, 1998).

Link to Ink Spill’s Charles Barsotti appreciation

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The Tilley Watch Online, April 13 -17, 2020

An end of week listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features.

The Daily Cartoon: Lila Ash, Paul Noth, Jon Adams, Peter Kuper, Brooke Bourgeois.

Daily Shouts: Liana Finck, Olivia de Recat, Sara Lautman, Ward Sutton, Ali Fitzgerald.

…and Blitt’s Kvetchbook: “Duck Doctor Dynasty”

 

All’s Fair In Love & War Cover Revealed!; Interview Of Interest: Ed Steed; Article Of Interest: Tom Gauld; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…And Yesterday’s; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist…And Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Liza Donnelly On Drawing During The Pandemic

 

The cover of the 3rd title in Bob Eckstein’s fab Ultimate Cartoon Book series has just been posted on its publisher’s site. Princeton Architectural Press plans an October pub date for All’s Fair In Love & War. The cartoon on the cover is by the great Sam Gross (who also supplied the cover art for the first in the series, shown below left.  A Danny Shanahan cartoon appears on the second in the series, below right.

 

*full disclosure: my work appears in these collections.

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Interview Of Interest: Ed Steed

From It’s Nice That, April 14, 2020 — this interview with Ed Steed, who’s been contributing his work to The New Yorker since 2013.

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Article Of Interest: Tom Gauld

From The New York Times, April 14, 2020,  “He Makes Physics Funny”  — this piece on Tom Gauld.

Visit his website here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…and Yesterday’s

A kid’s $ worries by Peter Kuper. Mr. Kuper has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2011. Visit his website here.

Brooke Bourgeois on isolating on an island. Ms. Bourgeois has been contributing to The New Yorker since April of 2019. Visit her website here.

 

Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

“Is Covid-19 The Apocalypse? Generations React”   from Ward Sutton, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007. Visit his website here.

 

…and Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Ali Fitzgerald’s “Meet The Russian Trolls Meddling In Your Election”

 

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Liza Donnelly On Drawing During The Pandemic

From Medium, April 13, 2020, Drawing During The Pandemic — Liza Donnelly on how she graphically copes, including daily live drawing.

Ms. Donnelly began contributing to The New Yorker in 1982.  Visit her website here.

 

 

Kenneth Mahood’s 1958 Cartoon Collection; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist (And Yesterday’s); Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Mahood’s 1958 Cartoon Collection: Not A Word To A Soul

Ordered not long ago (for one dollar(!), plus s&h) from a seller across the big pond, Kenneth Mahood’s 1958 cartoon collection arrived today and has been added to the Spill‘s cartoon library. Was very happy to see the dust jacket (and a protected dust jacket at that) in such great shape.  What I didn’t realize about this collection (until today) is that it is made up entirely of captionless cartoons, such as you see on the cover. From the inside flap copy:

“…the intelligent enquirer after knowledge today does not need a preamble of word or lengthy caption to point the humour…The pictures tell their own wordless story, with your intelligent help. The story is all there for you, and it is much better that way.”

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

 

Kenneth Mahood  Born, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1930. New Yorker work: 1951 -1996. Mr. Mahood’s bio from the British Cartoon Archive.

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Lars Kenseth, “A Celebrity Profile Of My Cat”

Mr. Kenseth began contributing to The New Yorker in

2016.  Visit his website here.

Further reading: this Spill piece on Mr. Kenseth from 2017.

And Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist was Ali Fitzgerald: “America!: How To Throw A Wild Presidents’ Day Party”

…See more of Ms. Fitzgerald’s New Yorker work here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

J.A.K. on the 4 day work week.

Mr. K. began contributing to in 2014.  His book, Everything Is An Emergency: An OCD Story In Words & Pictures will be out this June from Harper Perennial.

Liza Donnelly Returns To Oscar’s Red Carpet; A New Yorker State Of Mind: Thurber’s First New Yorker Drawing; The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of February 3-7, 2020

Liza Donnelly Returns To Oscar’s Red Carpet

Liza Donnelly will be back on Oscar’s Red Carpet tomorrow night for her fifth year of live-drawing.  Five years ago she made Oscar history by being the very first cartoonist to draw while on the Red Carpet. She began posting drawings yesterday, and will continue posting today, leading up to her coverage of tomorrow night’s big shindig. Follow her on Instagram & Twitter: @lizadonnelly

Above: Ms. Donnelly yesterday on the mostly still-covered red carpet.

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Thurber’s First New Yorker Drawing

A Spill fave blog, A New Yorker State Of Mind: Reading Every Issue Of The New Yorker, takes a close look at the issue of January 31, 1931, which boasts James Thurber’s inaugural New Yorker cartoon appearance. Read it here.

According to Edwin T. Bowden’s James Thurber: A Bibliography (Ohio State University Press, 1968), Thurber’s previous published drawing appeared in his college’s magazine,Ohio State’s Sun-Dial, March 1918.

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A listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features during the week

The Daily Cartoon:

Ellis Rosen, Jon Adams, J.A.K., Chris Weyant, Trevor Spaulding

Daily Shouts: Ali Fitzgerald, J.A.K., Olivia de Recat (with Sarah Vollman)

...and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook.

 

 

Book Of Interest: Gerald Scarfe’s Memoir; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

 

 

Book Of Interest: Gerald Scarfe’s Memoir

Here’s a title I missed: Gerald Scarfe’s memoir, Long Drawn Out Trip, published by Little, Brown last Fall.

Mr. Scarfe was a frequent contributor to The New Yorker during the Tina Brown era (1992-1998).

Link here to the publisher’s page.

 

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Jon Adams on Trump’s day after choice.

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

 

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Ali Fitzgerald:   “America!: Open-Mike Night In The Forest”