Liana Finck’s Pigeons
From The New York Times, September 11, 2018, “A Cartoonist’s Flock of Pigeons Fit for Fashion Week”
And...listen to “A Graphic Memoir on Finding Your True Self” — a fifteen minute interview with Ms. Finck on WNYC (broadcast September 11, 2018)
— Ms. Finck has been contributing to the New Yorker since 2013. Her next book, Passing For Human, is out September 18.
Bob Eckstein at the Writer’s Digest Conference
From the New Yorker‘s Culture Desk, September 11, 2018, “A Sketchbook Of The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference”
— Mr. Eckstein has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2007. He is the author of the just released Illustrated History of The Snowman.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.