The Weekend Spill

Here’s a roundup of the week’s New Yorker cartoonist contributors to the Daily Cartoon and Daily Shouts.*

Daily Cartoon: Peter Kuper (twice in the week), Joe Dator, Tim Hamilton, Barry Blitt (a Daily Bonus cartoon), and J.A.K.

Daily Shouts: Emily Flake (with David Bradley Isenberg), Liana Finck (another installment of her “Dear Pepper” series), and Sara Lautman.

* a new (?) entry by Barry Blitt — outside of the Daily headings — appeared this week: Blitt’s Kvetchbook (not to be confused with “Barry Blitt’s Sketchbook” published in Graydon Carter’s  Air Mail).

 

Audio Of Interest: About Thurber’s 125th Anniversary Exhibit, Books; A Bonus Daily Cartoon; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Audio Of Interest: About Thurber’s 125th Anniversary Exhibit, Books

Michael Rosen (shown above), the fellow key to the festivities surrounding the 125th anniversary of Thurber’s birth, talks to Thurber’s hometown newspaper’s “Newsroom” about the events tied-in to the anniversary. Hear it here.

And here’s a calendar of Thurber events

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A Bonus Daily Cartoon & Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

See Barry Blitt’s Bonus Daily here. Mr. Blitt has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1992.  A link to his website

Today’s Daily cartoon, politicians and food at the Iowa State Fair, is by Tim Hamilton, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2015.

The Weekend Spill; A Smaller Daily Shouts; A Playboy Cartoon; The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of July 29 – August 3, 2019

 

A Smaller Daily Shouts: “Course Of Empire: Part 5” — Ms. Smaller has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1996. Further reading from The New Yorker‘s Cartoon Bank blog and from Jane Mattimoe’s A Case For Pencils.

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A Playboy Cartoon

Not too very long ago — fifteen years? — if you asked a cartoonist to name the top two places to take one’s work, the answer would be The New Yorker, and then Playboy. In recent times, what with the roller-coastering of cartoon-usage at Playboy, the idea of a second best place is anyone’s call. “Will the Millenials Save Playboy?”  from today’s New York Times mentions there is a cartoon in the Summer issue of Playboy. Is there more than one?

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An end of week gathering of New Yorker cartoonist contributors to the Daily Cartoon and/or Daily Shouts

The Daily Cartoon: Barry Blitt (two Bonus Daily cartoons), Mike Twohy, Ali Solomon, Ward Sutton, Lila Ash, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, and Brendan Loper.

Daily Shouts: Evan Lian, and Ali Fitzgerald.

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon & A Bonus Cartoon; The Art Contrarian On Garrett Price; Yet Another Bonus Daily Cartoon; Addamsfest Is Back; Eckstein At Lake Placid; A Case For Pencils Spotlights Ivan Ehlers

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon & A Bonus Daily

Summer vacation ruined, by Mike Twohy, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1980.

…And yet another Bonus Daily from Barry Blitt (see below), Dem debate-related.

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The Art Contrarian On Garrett Price

I’m all for any blog that recalls New Yorker colleagues.  Link here for The Art Contrarian‘s piece  about  the wonderful artist, Garrett Price.

Right: A Price New Yorker cover, September 15, 1945.

Garrett Price’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z:


Garrett Price ( Photo Source: Esquire Cartoon Album, 1957) Born, 1897, Bucyrus, Kansas. Died, April, 1979, Norwalk, Conn. Collection: Drawing Room Only / A Book of Cartoons (Coward -McCann, 1946). New Yorker work: 1925 -1974.

 

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Another Bonus Daily Cartoon

Nipping at the heels of Ward Sutton’s Bonus Daily about the recent Democratic debate is Barry Blitt’s. See it here.

Mr. Blitt began contributing to The New Yorker in 1992. Visit his website here.

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Addamsfest Is Back

 Charles Addams’s hometown of Westfield, New Jersey is preparing for its next Addamsfest, a celebration of the famed cartoonist.   Here’s the website with all the info.

Charles Addams entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Charles Addams (Born in Westfield, New Jersey, January  7, 1912. Died September 29, 1988, New York City. New Yorker work: 1932 – 1988 * the New Yorker has published his work posthumously. One of the giants of The New Yorker’s  stable of artists.  Key cartoon collections: While all of Addams’ collections are worthwhile, here are three that are particular favorites; Homebodies (Simon & Schuster, 1954), The Groaning Board (Simon & Schuster, 1964), Creature Comforts (Simon & Schuster, 1981). In 1991 Knopf published The World of Chas Addams, a retrospective collection. Visit the Addams Foundation website for far more information : http://www.charlesaddams.com/

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Eckstein At Lake Placid

Mr. Snowman himself, Bob Eckstein will make an appearance at the Lake Placid Library on August 6th. Article and info here.

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

Bob Eckstein Born, New York, NY, Feb. 27,  1963. Author of The History of the Snowman (Simon & Schuster, 2007) and Footnotes From the World’s Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments From Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers (Penguin Random House, 2016). Editor and contributor: The Ultimate Cartoon Book Of Book Cartoons (Architectural Press, 2019).  New Yorker work: 2007 -. Website: www.bobeckstein.com/

Note: Mr. Eckstein’s next book, Everyone’s A Critic: The Ultimate Cartoon Book (Architectural Press) is now available for pre-order.

Full disclosure: My work appears in both The Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons and Everyone’s A Critic

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A Case for Pencils Spotlights Ivan Ehlers

Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful blog, A Case For Pencils, takes a close look at Ivan Ehlers tools of the trade. See it here.

Above: Mr. Ehler’s drawing table.  Photo courtesy of Ms. Mattimoe’s site.

 

 

The Wednesday Watch: Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; New Market Watch…Air Mail; Donnelly Live-Draws Dem’s Debate; A Susanne Suba Re-Issue

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Desert drinks by Lila Ash, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018.

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New Market Watch

Considering the narrowing avenues for cartoonists , it’s always a brighter day when a cartoon-carrying publication is launched.  We now have two (online-only) issues of former Vanity Fair editor, Graydon Carter’s Air Mail to peruse. You’ll find cartoons under the heading “Small Talk” (not an exclusive-to-cartoons-heading). Many, if not all of the cartoonists in these first two issues seem to have caravanned over from the recently de-cartooned Esquire, where Air Mail‘s cartoon editor was formerly (and briefly) the cartoon editor.  New Yorker readers will recognize most of Air Mail‘s cartoonists appearing in these first two issues; they include Alex Gregory, Maddie Dai, Joe Dator, Drew Dernavich, Chris Weyant, Seth Fleishman, David Borchart, and Charlie Hankin.

Two other New Yorker artists (primarily contributors of New Yorker covers ) are given their own “Sketchbook” slots: Barry Blitt, and the legendary Edward Sorel (casually referred to under the heading, “Ed Sorel’s Sketchbook”).

The one nit-picky thing I’ll say about Air Mail‘s cartoon slot is that I wish the space allotted each cartoon wasn’t so compressed (the bright red Small Talk banner actually looks to be weighing down on a number of the cartoons,  invading the cartoon’s space).  I’ve always believed cartoons are better off with breathing room surrounding them (i.e., shown graphic respect).  You’ll notice that a number of text features ( Science, Tech Lab, But First…, Highlight, Crime) all have a horizontal line placed below their heading, cleanly separating the feature’s title from the article.

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Liza Donnelly Live-Draws Dem’s Debate

Check out Liza Donnelly’s graphic take on last night’s debate. 

Ms. Donnelly has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1982.

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A Susanne Suba Re-Issue

Originally published in 1951 by Rand McNally (cover on the left), The Theatre Cat by Noel Streatfeild, with illustrations by New Yorker artist Susanne Suba will be re-issued this September by Scholastic. 

Susanne Suba’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Born Budapest, Hungary 1913. Died February, 2012, NYC. Ms. Suba contributed numerous “spot” drawings to The New Yorker, as well as five covers and one cartoon, published September 18, 1948. Her first cover appeared October 21, 1939, and her last, March 2, 1963. Besides her work for the magazine she was a prolific illustrator of children’s books. A collection of her spot drawings was published in 1944, Spots By Suba: From The New Yorker (E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc, NY).

Link to the Spill‘s appreciation of Ms. Suba here.