The Weekend Spill: Early Richter; New Blitt; Attempted Bloggery On Thurber’s Riddle; Article Of Interest: “Artist Portfolio: Amy Kurzweil”; Article Of Interest: Forgotten Caricatures Of Covarrubias; Article Of Interest: Emily Flake On Kids & Rules; Video Of Interest: “Power Of Black Ink” Panel

Early Richter I’ve always thought that the late Mischa Richter’s cartoon roots were heavily influenced by Peter Arno’s work (something he vehemently denied when I interviewed him in 1999).* This early Mischa Richter drawing currently on Ebay is interesting in that it seems to show a Steig influence. The fellow staring at the wall thermometer is right out of William

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The Tuesday Spill: Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Blitt’s Kvetchbook

Today’s Daily Cartoonist No (more) room for panic from Jon Adams, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017. Visit his website here.   ____________________________________________________ Blitt’s Kvetchbook The latest graphic kvetch from Barry Blitt: “For The Lack OF A President…” Mr. Blitt began contributing to The New Yorker in 1994. Visit his website here.    

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Weekend Spill: The Tilley Watch Online, August 17-21, 2020

The Tilley Watch Online An end of the week list of New Yorker artists who’ve contributed to newyorker.com features. * denotes a cartoonist whose work is exclusive to newyorker.com  (i.e., not in the print magazine). The Daily Cartoon: Yasin Osman (twice)*, Peter Kuper, Brooke Bourgeois, Brendan Loper. Daily Shouts: Millie von Paten*, J.A.K. (with Adam Rotstein). …and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook:

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Weekend Spill: A New Yorker Artists Group Photo From 1984; The Tilley Watch Online, July 27-31, 2020

___________________________________________________________________________________ A fun evening at Parsons School of Design back in October of 1984. The occasion was the opening of a group show of New Yorker art. The group photo above and the smaller photos, by T. Dovidio, appeared in The Village Voice. Below is a barely legible key (sorry!) to the artists shown. One person is unknown to me.

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The Weekend Spill: Today’s Culture Desk Cartoonist; The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of June 15-19, 2020; A New Yorker State Of Mind Looks At The Issue Of May 23, 1931

Today’s Culture Desk Cartoonist From Ali Fitzgerald, The Dad Archive. Ms. Fitzgerald began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016. A brief bio of Ms. Fitzgerald here ___________________________________________________________________________ The Tilley Watch Online, June 15-19, 2020 An end of week listing of New Yorker artists who have contributed to newyorker.com online features The Daily Cartoon: Tim Hamilton (twice), Adam Douglas Thompson,

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