96th Anniversary Week (Cont’d): No Lightweights These Paperweights; Another New Addams; Eckstein on Wilson

  As we celebrate The New Yorker‘s 96th anniversary this week (and draw ever closer to the big 100th birthday in 2025), I thought it would be fun to look at a Spill post celebrating, or at least centering around Eustace Tilley, the magazine’s unofficial mascot. From the summer of 2017, here’s a short piece on the above paperweight: Finally,

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Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker “Cartoon Issue”… December 28, 2020; Book Stuff!

The Monday Tilley Watch Takes A Glancing Look At Some Of The Art & Artists Of The Latest Issue Of The New Yorker The December 28, 2020 Issue: The Cartoon Issue It’s been nine years since The New Yorker‘s last officially designated “Cartoon Issue.” Last year’s “Cartoon Takeover” (subtitled “A Semi-Archival Issue”) was in the ballpark, but not the same

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The Friday Spill: A New Website For (Among Other Things) Cartoons That Can Be Understood In Four Seconds; Attempted Bloggery Remembers The 21 Club (And Its Cartoon Art); Penguins in Snow

Michael Gerber, the fellow who’s behind the wonderful humor magazine The American Bystander, has unveiled a new website, The 251, “dedicated to publishing prose 251 words or shorter, and cartoons that don’t take longer than four seconds to figure out.” (above: Tom Chitty‘s design for the 251) By the way, if you love cartoon elephants, you’ll be thrilled by this

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A Spill Favorite Thanksgiving Cartoon

Courtesy of the artist, Bob Eckstein, here’s the Spill‘s favorite modern Thanksgiving cartoon,  published in The New Yorker November 26, 2012. Mr. Eckstein’s latest books are All’s Fair In Love And War: The Ultimate Cartoon Book (Princeton Architectural Press), a collection of drawings by forty-two cartoonists (including this one), And, with Michael Shaw, The Elements Of Stress And The Pursuit

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Thurber Thursday: Conversations With Thurber; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Article Of Interest: Eckstein & Shaw’s Elements Of Stress; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Zoom Panel Of Interest: “…The Power Of Black Ink”; More Bliss & Martin

Here’s a book I just “rediscovered” on the shelf: Conversations With James Thurber, edited by Thomas Fensch, published by University Of Mississippi Press, 1989. As far as I know there’s no other book like it out there. The Univ Of Mississippi Press has a series of these “Conversations” (in the Spill library: Conversations With…Truman Capote, S. J. Perelman, John Cheever,

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