A Price Playbill
Without generous donors, the Spill‘s archives would be so much poorer. Here’s the latest addition: a Playbill with cover art by the great George Price. Stalag 17 premiered at the 48th St. Theatre in May of 1951. Mr. Price’s work, as a spot artist, premiered in The New Yorker in 1929. In his book, The Art of The New Yorker: 1925-1995, Lee Lorenz, the magazine’s former Art/Cartoon editor (who called Price one of the magazine’s great stylists, along with Helen Hokinson, Peter Arno, William Steig, and James Thurber) described Price’s transition from spot artist to cartoonist:
After purchasing a few spot drawings from Price, Katharine White invited him in for an interview. She encouraged him to try his hand at cartooning. George was reluctant at first. He was not an idea person. Mrs. White promised to supply him with gag writers, and on this condition George was persuaded to begin submitting to the magazine.
Ziegler’s Letterman Appearance
I’ve linked to this video before, but just happened to see it again last night. Broadcast June 20, 1983, here’s the late very great Jack Ziegler’s Late Night with David Letterman appearance. See it here.
A Couple of Hokinson Dachshunds
I didn’t know that dachshunds were at one time called “liberty hounds” — did you? Read more here on Attempted Bloggery about a 1947 Helen Hokinson drawing featuring two of them.
The Daily Cartoon was all Trump all the time this week (whether directly or indirectly). The contributing cartoonists: Pia Guerra, Michael Shaw, Brendan Loper, Pat Byrnes, and Bob Eckstein
Over on the Daily Shouts, the contributing New Yorker cartoonists included Liana Finck, Emily Flake, and Tim Hamilton.
You can see all the work above and more by going here.
Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery zeroes in on some more work by the late great New Yorker cover artist, Arthur Getz. Read it all here!
This week’s Daily Cartoons were as Trumpian as previous weeks. The contributing New Yorker cartoonists: Ellis Rosen (twice, both Trumpish), Brendan Loper (twice, both Trump flavored), and Danny Shanahan (who blended the World Cup with an iconic Andrew Wyeth painting).
New Yorker cartoonists contributing to this week’s Daily Shouts: Amy Kurzweil, Sara Lautman (with Rebecca Caplan), Jeremy Nguyen (with Daniel Kibblesmith), and Drew Dernavich.
Attempted Bloggery’s 7th Anniversary Index
One of the Spill‘s go-to sites, Attempted Bloggery, celebrates its 7th Anniversary with this posting of the blogs 5th Index by Stephen Nadler (the fellow behind the AB‘s curtain). A lot of fun awaits visitors. The Index can be found here!
From Broadway World, June 14, 2018, “New Scripted Soap Opera Podcast GOSSIP is out today from Stitcher/Midroll”
— with Hilary Campbell, Sophia Warren and Amy Kurzweil content
Ms. Campbell’s website.
Ms. Warren’s website.
Ms. Kurzweil’s website.
A New Yorker State of Mind: Reading Every Issue of the New Yorker: the issue of May 25, 1929
One of the Spill‘s fave blogs is up to the midway point of the last year of the 1920s. Fun reading here.
A lot of Hokinson on Attempted Bloggery
And on another favorite Spill blog, Attempted Bloggery, there’s been a lot of Helen Hokinson lately. Check it out here.
Cartoon Companion Rates the Father’s Day Issue Cartoons
The CC boys have returned with their rated takes on each and every cartoon in the New Yorker’s latest issue (June 18, 2018). Read it here.
A photo (above) and a few details (below) have been posted about the $800.00 deluxe edition of the upcoming The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons (Blackdog & Leventhal):
“With a limited printing of 1,000 copies, this Deluxe edition of THE NEW YORKER ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARTOONS features 3 signed, numbered limited edition prints in individual portfolios, one each by famed artists Robert Mankoff, Bruce Eric Kaplan, and Roz Chast.”
(my thanks to Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery for bringing this to my attention).