Deep Dive Into The New Yorker Issue Of July 26, 1930
A New Yorker State of Mind: Reading Every Issue of The New Yorker does its usual fab job. A fun read!
I wish I could provide the entire issue here on the Spill for you to look through. It’s only 60 pages long ( it was, after all, published during the Great Depression). If you can see it online (as a subscriber) or own a copy you’ll notice that within the first 50 of those 60 pages the cartoons run amuck — they are gloriously present. Two full- page cartoons (Rea Irvin, and Peter Arno), two multi-panels (Gardner Rea, and Otto Soglow), half-page cartoons, three-quarter page cartoons.
The cover artist for the issue is the great Helen Hokinson. Here’s her entry on the A-Z:
Born, Illinois,1893; died, Washington, D.C., 1949. New Yorker work: 1925 -1949, with some work published posthumously. All of Hokinson’s collections are wonderful, but here are two favorites. Her first collection: So You’re Going To Buy A Book! (Minton, Balch & Co, 1931) and what was billed as “the final Hokinson collection”: The Hokinson Festival (Dutton & Co., 1956). According to a New Yorker document produced during Harold Ross’s editorship (1925-1951) rating their artists, Ms. Hokinson and Peter Arno occupied a special category unto themselves above all others.
Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon
Beating Trump, by Ali Soloman, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018.
A Day Late Daily Shouts
Evan Lian’s “Eternal Damnations For The Twenty-First Century” (posted yesterday). Mr. Lian began contributing to The New Yorker in May of this year.