Peter Kuper’s Liberpress Award; Fave Photos Of The Day: Eckstein, Weyant and Borchart

Peter Kuper’s Liberpress Award

A hearty Spill congrats to Peter Kuper, who has won a Liberpress Award. 

From their website: LiberPress was created in Girona in 1999. It was set up with the aim of publicising and promoting what could be called the “culture of solidarity”. Its creation was intended to promote a movement based on solidarity and humanitarian values, which would involve the mass media.

Link here and here for more  info.

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Fave Photos Of The Day : Eckstein, Weyant, and Borchart

Bob Eckstein, Christopher Weyant, and David Borchart were on hand at this past weekend’s Milford Readers & Writers Fest.  Here are just a few photos showing the cartoonists up on the stage:

Above: The World’s Leading Authority on Snowmen, Bob Eckstein, with one of his drawings. Below: Mr. Weyant, on the left, and Mr. Borchart on the right.

Christopher Weyant began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998.

David Borchart began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007.

Bob Eckstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007.

 

The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of September 24-28, 2018; Early Release Of Next Week’s New Yorker Cover; A Mystery Cartoonist; Three Cartoonists in Pennsylvania: Cartoon Companion Rates The Latest New Yorker Cartoons; The New Yorker Encyclopedia Of Cartoons: Gender Studies

An atypical less specifically Trumpian Daily Cartoon week — although he hovers. The contributing cartoonists: Kim Warp, Ellis Rosen, Peter Kuper, and Emily Flake.

Daily Shouts contributing cartoonists: Amy Kurzweil with illustrations by Ellis Rosen, and Ali Fitzgerald.

You can see all the work here.

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Early Release Of Next Week’s New Yorker Cover

As happens from time-to-time, the magazine has early released its next cover. Here’s Ana Juan’s cover for next week’s issue, as well as a short piece about it.

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Mystery Cartoonist

Arnold Zwicky’s Blog, which concerns itself with cartoon language, has posted a cartoon by a mystery cartoonist:

 

If you’re able to identify the artist, please contact Mr. Zwicky through his site.

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Three Cartoonists In Pennsylvania

This Sunday, at the Milford Readers & Writers Festival:

11:30AM:-THREE NEW YORKER CARTOONISTS TALK ABOUT FUNNY:- New Yorker Cartoonists CHRISTOPHER WEYANT and DAVID BORCHART join cartoonist and media commentator BOB ECKSTEIN in a conversation about creating humor. There will be plenty of funny cartoons shown.

Mr. Weyant began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998.

Mr. Borchart began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007.

Mr. Eckstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007.

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Cartoon Companion Rates The Latest New Yorker Cartoons

“Max” and “Simon” rate the the cartoons from the issue of October 1st.  P.C. Vey is awarded the CC‘s coveted “Top Toon” blue ribbon.  Read it all here.

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 The New Yorker Encyclopedia Of Cartoons: Gender Studies

Above: two pages of the Index from Volume 1 of The New Yorker Encyclopedia Of Cartoons

In his Foreword to The New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons, the magazine’s editor, David Remnick has this to say about gender equality in the ranks of New Yorker cartoonists:

Any cartoon compilation that draws from these archives makes it clear what a male preserve it was. 

And indeed, this encyclopedia reflects that in numbers of cartoons included by women. Of the advertised 3000 cartoons, 142 are by the 19 women represented. Simple math tells us that the remaining 2,858 cartoons are by men.  If you take Roz Chast’s 54 cartoons out of the 142, you’re left with 88 cartoons by 18 women. I emphasize again, as I did in the previous post about the encyclopedia, that this two volume set is not presented as an all-encompassing anthology representing the magazine’s past 93 years; there’s no expectation of some kind of balanced inclusion based on numbers of cartoons the artists contributed.  That isn’t what this encyclopedia is.

And yet, I did find myself hoping for more work by two major female contributors, Helen Hokinson and Barbara Shermund. They have a combined total of 6 cartoons in the encyclopedia. Ms. Shermund’s work appeared in The New Yorker just over 600 times (including 8 covers). I believe, if my numbers are correct she is the third most published female cartoonist in the magazine’s history. She is represented by 1 cartoon in the encyclopedia. Ms. Hokinson is in the top ten of the Spill‘s 23 member K Club (the group of cartoonists who have 1000 or more cartoons published in the New Yorker).  She is in fact, the most published female New Yorker artist in the magazine’s history with 1,796 cartoons and 68 covers. She is represented by 5 cartoons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest New Yorker Cartoons Rated; More Spills: Bliss, Finck, Chast

Latest New Yorker Cartoons Rated

Cartoon Companion is back with a look at all 18 cartoons in the latest New Yorker (the issue of September 24th). Seth Fleishman’s itchy grim reaper was awarded “top toon” … Read it all here.

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Here’s a piece about Good Rosie!, Harry Bliss’s latest children’s book (Kate Dimillo wrote it, Mr. Bliss illustrated it).

…Last night’s book event at Greenlight Bookstore for Liana Finck was packed.  Ms. Finck, whose book Passing For Human, is just out, appeared with Brooklyn’s own Roz Chast.  Among the New Yorker colleagues in the audience: Hilary Campbell, Ed Steed, Bob Eckstein, Emma Allen (the magazine’s cartoon editor), Avi Steinberg, Karen Snider, and Felipe Galindo.

Here’s a photo from the event courtesy of Mr. Eckstein (Ms. Chast is on the left, Ms. Finck on the right):

 

Liana Finck’s Pigeons; Bob Eckstein at the Writer’s Digest Workshop

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.

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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.