The Weekend Spill: Attempted Bloggery On Groucho’s Hokinson Festival; Congrats To Amy Hwang; Zoom Updates: Links To Eckstein & Company At Milford Readers & Writers Fest, And David Sipress And Emily Flake At Spencertown Academy Arts Center Event; Gauld’s Modern Fairy Tale; The Tilley Watch Online, September 7-11, 2020

___________________________________________________________________________ Attempted Bloggery On Groucho’s Hokinson Festival Here’s a fun post from Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery on Groucho Marx’s copy of The Hokinson Festival spotted in a photo. The Festival, published seven years after Ms. Hokinson’s  death, is a great addition to any cartoon library. A bonus: it includes color plates of a few of her sixty-eight New Yorker covers.

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Monday Tilley Watch: The New Yorker Issue Of September 14, 2020: Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Liza Donnelly To Live-Draw In Norman Rockwell’s Studio; On Saturday: Cartoonists Virtually Interviewed

The Cover: It is always a treat to see a fellow cartoonist have a cover. This week is one of those weeks. Ed Steed returns with his fourth cover (he also did this week’s Spot drawings). Read art editor Francoise Mouly’s Q&A with him here. On first sight his cover recalled (minus all the flowers and whatevers) a cover by

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Thurber Thursday: “This Is The Way A Thurber Seal’s Whiskers Go”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon: Peter Kuper; Interview Of Interest: Liza Donnelly; Bob Eckstein & Company At Milford Readers & Writers Fest

In 1929 E.B. White spotted a drawing “of a seal on a rock looking at two far-off specks and saying, ‘Hm, explorers’” in his office-mate’s trash can (his office-mate was James Thurber). White rescued the drawing, inked it in, and sent it off to The New Yorker‘s art meeting.  Rea Irvin, the magazine’s art supervisor, rejected the drawing, “drew a

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The Wednesday Spill: Archived…The Norman Rockwell Zoomin’ Cartoonists; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…And Yesterday’s…And The Day Before Yesterday’s

In case you missed it live yesterday, The Norman Rockwell Museum zoomin’ cartoonists panel is now available on Youtube here. Panelists shown, top left then clockwise: Michael Shaw, Stephanie Plunkett, Bob Eckstein, Edward Koren, and Teresa Burns Parkhurst. ______________________________________________________________________ Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon Maddie Dai, on green rooms. Ms. Dai began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017. Yesterday’s

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The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker (Double) Issue Of August 3 & 10, 2020; Zoomin’ Cartoonists: Edward Koren, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Bob Eckstein, & Michael Shaw

Despite some internet challenges here at the Spill‘s temporary headquarters, I’m going to attempt a Monday Tilley Watch… The Cover:  The debut cover by artist, Grace Lynne Haynes. Read Francoise Mouly’s Q&A with her here. The Cartoonists: The Cartoons: One of my favorite issues of the year, every year, is the early August New Yorker (in this instance, we have

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