Blitt’s 100th

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Not all New Yorker cartoonists are New Yorker cover artists, and not all New Yorker cover artists are cartoonists. Once upon a time there was plenty of cross-pollination;  these days, in a movement begun in Tina Brown’s era the numbers are few (Bruce Eric Kaplan, Danny Shanahan, Sempe, Roz Chast, Barry Blitt, and Harry Bliss are the most contemporary cross-overs that come to mind).*  Barry Blitt is the most visible cover artist in that crowd, celebrating his 100th cover with the publication of this week’s issue.

*Before Ms. Brown became editor of the New Yorker the covers and cartoons were the responsibility of one department, and one editor (at the time the Art editor was Lee Lorenz). Ms. Brown, in a departure from a 67 year old New Yorker tradition,  divided the Art department, creating a Cartoon editor position (held by Mr. Lorenz) and an Art editor position (filled by the newly hired Francoise Mouly).

For those who like numbers, the New Yorker  artist with the most covers is Rea Irvin, with 240.  Mr. Irvin, a cartoonist as well as a cover artist,  is the fellow who gave us Eustace Tilley and so much much more.

 

Blitt and Kuper on Society of Illustrators Panel; Gil Roth Roth Interviews Glen Baxter; Another Look at Abner Dean; Felipe Galindo In Conference on Political Satire in Latin America; A Case For Pencils’ Pencils

 

 

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Last Minute Notice!

“Can Art Affect Social Change?”  Barry Blitt and Peter Kuper, among others, will discuss tonight at The Society of Illustrators.  Details here

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Check out Gil Roth’s wonderful interview with Glen Baxter on Mr. Roth’s Virtual Memories podcast here.

(Mr. Baxter talks about coming to The New Yorker in the Robert Gottlieb era).

While on the Virtual Memories site also be sure to take a look at past episodes, especially the long list of cartoonists (full disclosure, this cartoonist is among those listed).

 

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dean jacket.inddFrom New York Review Comics comes a new edition of Abner Dean’s What Am I Doing Here? originally published in 1947.  Read Mark Frauenfelder’s piece on it here on Boing Boing.

Here’s Mr. Dean’s entry on Ink Spill’s New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z:

Abner Dean Born, New York City, March 18, 1910. Died, June 30, 1982, NYC.  According to his New York Times obit (July 1, 1982) Dean “started his career at the National Academy of Design and went to Dartmouth College, where he graduated in 1931.”  He published numerous collections of his work, including It’s A Long Way to Heaven  (Farrar & Rinehart, 1945) and Wake Me When It’s Over (Simon & Schuster, 1955). Although primarily a cover artist for The New Yorker (he contributed five, all in the 1930s), he did publish one drawing in the magazine: January 2, 1960. 

 

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71440 Felipe Galindo  (aka Feggo) is participating in  Bitter Laughter: A Conference on Political Satire and Press Freedom in Latin America — a conference taking place in New York City this coming Saturday:  Details here.

 

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a-case-for-pencils-logoJane Mattimoe, who runs the wonderfully informative blog, A Case For Pencils, wherein New Yorker cartoonists share their tools of the trade, is sharing her own tools of the trade this week.  Check it out here.

Blitt Pencilled; The Tilley Watch…with Mankoff, Eckstein, Flake, Steed & Allenby

tumblr_inline_oc0iv7UAkQ1sj0qh6_500Barry Blitt is the next New Yorker artist sharing the tools of his trade on Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful blog, A Case For Pencils. Read it here.

 

 

 

 

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Tilley Watch...

“New Yorker Cartoons Past, Present and Future” a talk by Bob Mankoff, the New Yorker‘s Cartoon Editor will take place at The Museum of The City of New York on September 8th.  All the details here

 

…another cartoonist makes their New Yorker debut in this week’s issue. Kendra Allenby, whose previous work can be found here, is in the issue of August 22. Ms. Allenby is either the 9th or 10th new cartoonist (one of these days I’ll be more definitive) added to the magazine’s stable in the past eight months…

And in case you missed these: Edward Steed’s newyorker.com piece on his travels in ChinaEmily Flake’s  newyorker.com piece on NYC’s L Train closure…and Bob Eckstein’s  illustrations

in the New York Times accompanying the piece “Which Olympic Sport Would You Compete In?”.

 

Chast & Blitt Speak; Chast Draws

SF-logo-1-845x321Roz Chast & Barry Blitt will be in conversation at the Long Island Museum on April 14th. [cost: $125.00]

All the details here.

Link to Ms. Chast’s website here.

Link to Mr. Blitt’s website here.

 

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and here’s a fun post showing Ms. Chast drawing over a projected blow-up of one of her pieces.  This in preparation for the exhibit to open at The Museum of the City of New York on April 14th.

Ian Frazier on Steinberg’s 100th; New Yorker’s Daily Cartoon: Sipress Redux; New Yorker Publisher on the magazine’s Festival

St.From newyorker.com, October 8, 2014,  “Saul Steinberg At One Hundred” — this short piece by Ian Frazier. Mr. Frazier, a long-time contributor to The New Yorker,  will moderate a panel discussion on Steinberg at the New Yorker Festival, at noon, October 12.  Details here.

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Ben Schwartz has handed the New Yorker’s online Daily Cartoon baton to David Sipress, who, Daily fans will recall, has occupied the space before.

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NYer FestFrom Adweek, October 6, 2014,  “How the New Yorker’s Festival Has Become a Magnet for Brands”  — The New Yorker’s Publisher, Lisa Hughes on the magazine’s popular yearly event. (left: a snippet of Barry Blitt’s poster for the event, one of three posters commissioned)