Liza Donnelly To Speak On Barbara Shermund At The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

On February 7th, Liza Donnelly will speak at Ohio’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum about Barbara Shermund, a major contributor of cartoons during The New Yorker’s early years. Details here.

Here’s Ms. Shermund’s entry on The Spill‘s A-Z:

Barbara Shermund (self portrait, to the left) Born, San Francisco. 1899. Studied at The California School of Fine Arts. Died, 1978, New Jersey. New Yorker work: June 13, 1925 thru September 16, 1944. 8 covers and 599 cartoons. Shermund’s post-New Yorker work was featured in Esquire. (See Liza Donnelly’s book, Funny Ladies — a history of The New Yorker’s women cartoonists — for more on Shermund’s life and work)

Even More Barbara Shermund; A New Yorker Drawing?

Alex Jay over on the Strippers Guide has posted a fact-filled report on the somewhat elusive biography of New Yorker cartoonist great, Barbara Shermund (including the first known published piece by Ms. Shermund shown above).  Vistiors to the Spill are aware that Ms. Shermund’s life and work are currently being celebrated at the Billy Ireland Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio.

Ms. Shermund’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:

 

 

 

 

Barbara Shermund (self portrait, above) Born, San Francisco. 1899. Studied at The California School of Fine Arts. Died, 1978, New Jersey. New Yorker work: June 13, 1925 thru September 16, 1944. 8 covers and 599 cartoons. Shermund’s post-New Yorker work was featured in Esquire. (See Liza Donnelly’s book, Funny Ladies — a history of The New Yorker’s women cartoonists — for more on Shermund’s life and work)

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A New Yorker Original?

Attempted Bloggery looks closely at an Ebay listing for the above unsigned drawing that bears no markings, no provenance. The seller claims it was published in The New Yorker.  So was it? Read here.

A GoFundMe Campaign For Barbara Shermund; Cartoon Companion Rates The Latest New Yorker Cartoons

Here’s a GoFundMe effort to help bring closure to Barbara Shermund’s story. Read all about it here.  Ms. Shermund was one of the best of the early New Yorker cartoonists. Her life and work are currently being celebrated at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum out in Columbus Ohio.

Ms. Shermund’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Barbara Shermund  (self portrait above) Born, San Francisco. 1899. Studied at The California School of Fine Arts. Died, 1978, New Jersey. New Yorker work: June 13, 1925 thru September 16, 1944. 8 covers and 599 cartoons. Shermund’s post-New Yorker work was featured in Esquire. (See Liza Donnelly’s book, Funny Ladies — a history of The New Yorker’s women cartoonists — for more on Shermund’s life and work).

Below: “Raymond was a beautiful baby.” — an undated Shermund original from the Billy Ireland collection.

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The CC boys “Max” and “Simon” have posted their comments and ratings for the New Yorker year-end double issue.  Read it all here.

The Guardian On Comics & Graphic Novels; Cartoon Companion Rates Latest New Yorker Cartoons; Shermund’s Santas on Attempted Bloggery

The Guardian‘s Comics and Graphic Novels page is a fun go-to site.  Currently there is a podcast featuring Ken Krimstein, and several Liana Finck posts. 

Both of these New Yorker contributors have new books well worth looking into:

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The CC boys, “Max” and “Simon” are back with their rated takes on the cartoons appearing in the latest New Yorker (the December 17th issue — the one with John Cuneo‘s Sipping Santa on the cover). 

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Shermund’s Santas on Attempted Bloggery

Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery has been posting a number of  Santa-flavored Barbara Shermund cartoons this week.  Check ’em out here.

Bob Eckstein Is The Erma Bombeck Humor Writer Of The Month; Article Of Interest: Cartooning Thriving In Vermont; More Spills With Barbara Shermund, Cartoon Companion, Roz Chast, Arno & Company

Bob Eckstein Is The Erma Bombeck Humor Writer Of The Month

Bob Eckstein, who began contributing his cartoons to The New Yorker in 2007 has been named the Erma Bombeck Humor Writer of the Month.  Read here.  Mr. Eckstein’s most recent  books are shown above.

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Article Of Interest: Cartooning Thriving in Vermont

From the Bennington Banner, December 5, 2018, “…The Art of Cartooning Is Thriving in Vermont”— with Ed Koren and Alison Bechdel content.

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…the latest Cartoon Companion has been posted.  See what the CC boys “Max” & “Simon” have to say about the New Yorker cartoons appearing in the issue of December 10, 2018.

 

… Roz Chast’s SVA exhibit included in the New York Times “What To See in New York Galleries This Week”

 

Attempted Bloggery has even more Barbara Shermund posts. Yay!  

A New Yorker State of Mind: Reading Every Issue of The New Yorker Magazine looks very closely at the issue of November 16, 1929. Cover by Peter Arno.