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.