Fave Photo of the Day: Cartoonists Celebrate Sam Gross’s Birthday; Early Release: Next Week’s New Yorker Cover; Cartoon Companion Dissects the Very Latest New Yorker Cartoons

Fave Photo of the Day: Cartoonists Celebrate Sam Gross’s Birthday

Cartoonists gathered on Manhattan’s upper east side on Thursday to celebrate Cartoon God, Sam Gross, who turned 85 on August 7th.  Clockwise from the lower left: Robert Leighton, Bob Eckstein, Maria Scrivan, Nick Downes, Marisa Acocella, Sam Gross, Roz Chast, and Tracey Berglund. 

–photo courtesy of Bob Eckstein

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Early Release: Next Week’s New Yorker Cover

Read what Kadir Nelson, the cover artist for next week’s issue, had to say about his Aretha Franklin tribute.

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Cartoon Companion Dissects the Very Latest New Yorker Cartoons

The CC boys are back with their ratings for this week’s cartoons (the issue of August 20th).  Julia Suits was awarded the CC‘s Top Toon ribbon. Read it all here!

 

 

A Thursday Round-up: Fall Cartoonist Panel of Interest Includes Eckstein, Acocella, Borchart, and Weyant; New Yorker State of Mind’s Look at the Issue of June 8, 1929; Fawkes’ Bronte Book

Fall Cartoonist Panel of Interest

Not too early to pencil this one in on your Fall calendar: Bob Eckstein, Marisa Acocella, David Borchart, and Chris Weyant will appear September 29th at the Milford Readers & Writers Festival. Here’s a piece about the festival.

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A New Yorker State of Mind Goes deep into the New Yorker issue of June 8 , 1929. One of the Spill‘s favorite blogs continues to inform and entertain. Read it here.

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Fawkes’ Bronte Book

Above: an excerpt from Glynnis Fawkes’ graphic piece on Seven Days Vermont, “A Cartoonist/Writer Draws Parallels With Charlotte Bronte” (See the rest here). Ms. Fawkes’ work has appeared on newyorker.com. According to the bio provided on Seven Days Ms. Fawkes’ bio of Charlotte Bronte will appear in 2019.

 

 

The Tilley Watch Online, June 25-29, 2018; On Attempted Bloggery: More Getz

The Daily Cartoon was all Trump all the time this week (whether directly or indirectly).  The contributing cartoonists: Pia Guerra, Michael Shaw, Brendan Loper, Pat Byrnes, and Bob Eckstein

Over on the Daily Shouts, the contributing New Yorker cartoonists included Liana Finck, Emily Flake, and Tim Hamilton.

You can see all the work above and more by going here.

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More Getz

Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery zeroes in on some more work by the late great New Yorker cover artist, Arthur Getz.  Read it all here!

Library of Congress Mini-Slide Show of Interest; A Humor Editors Round-Up; Better Scans From the New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons

The Library of Congress has a very brief slide show up (four images) tied to its new publication and exhibit, Drawn to Purpose. Above, Ethel Plummer’s June 1914 cover for Vanity Fair.

See the rest of the work here.

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A Humor Editors Round-up

From The Writer, June 18, 2018,  “The lords and ladies of LOL. Inside the minds of America’s top humor editors”— the piece includes the New Yorker‘s cartoon editor, Emma Allen. 

— My thanks to author and New Yorker cartoonist, Bob Eckstein for alerting the Spill to this piece.

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Better Scans from the New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons

Yesterday I posted some mighty small scans from the upcoming New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons.  Here are two larger images (one courtesy of Mr. Attempted Bloggery, Stephen Nadler).

Stylish packaging…can’t wait to see what more is inside. Especially curious to see how the two volumes incorporate the advertised 3000 cartoons (or “classic images” as the publisher calls them).  Actually, since we now can see 3 classic images (below), curious to see how the other 2997 are incorporated. 

 

Exhibit of Interest: “Funny Ladies At The New Yorker: Then and Now” at The Society of Illustrators; Fave Photo of the Day: Sam Gross & Bob Eckstein; Case For Pencils Follows-Up on Roz Chast’s Search For a Pen; Profile of Interest: Emma Hunsinger

Exhibit of Interest: “Funny Ladies at The New Yorker: Then and Now” at The Society of Illustrators

Something to look forward to mid-summer! The Society of Illustrators will exhibit a survey of the women cartoonists of The New Yorker, as well as a panel discussion you won’t want to miss,  moderated by the show’s curator, Liza Donnelly.  Some info here, with more to follow. Drawing above by the great Nurit Karlin.

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Fave Photo of the Day: the incomparable Sam Gross with the World’s Greatest Snowman Expert, Bob Eckstein, looking over sketches at the New Yorker‘s art department.  My thanks to  The Surreal McCoy for use of her photo.

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Case For Pencils Follows-up on Roz Chast’s Search For a Pen

Ms. Chast asked for pen suggestions.  Case For Pencil readers responded.  Read here.

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Profile of Interest: Emma Hunsinger

From Wake Forest Magazine, June 14, 2018, “So You Want To Be In The New Yorker?” — this profile of one of the newer New Yorker contributors, Emma Hunsinger (her first cartoon appeared in the issue of November 27, 2017).

 (photo by Peri Hofmann)