The Weekend Spill: When New Yorker Cartoonists Provide Recording Industry Covers; The Tilley Watch Online, May 4th-8th, 2020; Wired Discontinues Buying Cartoons

When New Yorker Cartoonists Provide Recording Industry Covers

When I spotted a story online about Liana Finck providing the cover art for a new single by Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber (above left) it made me think of a few other New Yorker cartoonist covers over time. Most recently there was Ed Steed’s Grammy winning cover for Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy album (above right).

Then there’s Edward Sorel‘s terrif cover art for the cassette release of Jack And The Beanstalk (read by Monty Python’s Michael Palin!).

In the 1990s Roz Chast provided a truckload of covers for a Mad About series.

In 1955, William Steig provided the album cover art for The Duke’s Men (just one of several Steig covers over the years)

And going back 60 years, this classic by Peter Arno for The Pajama Game:

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A weekend list of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features throughout the week of May 4th-8th, 2020.

The Daily Cartoon: Hilary Allison, Avi Steinberg, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Ellis Rosen, Brooke Bourgeois.

 

…and (Pulitzer Prize winnah!) Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook

All of the above, and more can be found here.

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Wired Discontinues Buying Cartoons

In a May 5th email to cartoonists, the cartoon editor of Wired told contributors that “Wired will no longer be purchasing cartoons” adding, “Wired will be displaying a daily cartoon until their reservoir runs out.”

You can see Wired‘s cartoons here…while supplies last.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fave Photo Of The Day: “The Day After Finishing Your Batch”; Barry Blitt Is Pulitzered; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon… And Yesterday’s

Fave Photo Of The Day

New Yorker cartoonist, Navied Mahdavian posted this photo of his desk the other day on Slack, labeling it the day after finishing your batch.  The Spill is posting it with colleagues in mind who are wrapping up their batches of drawings this morning as they rush to meet the Tuesday noon deadline for submitting their work.

Mr. Mahdavian began contributing his work to The New Yorker in February of 2018. My thanks to him for allowing use of his photo.

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Barry Blitt Is Pulitzered

A hearty congratulations to New Yorker cover artist and cartoonist Barry Blitt, (and fellow New Yorker contributor Ben Taub) on being awarded the Pulitzer yesterday.  Read about both here on the magazine’s website.

And here’s a short video via The New Yorker showing some of Mr. Blitt’s work.

Here’s Mr. Blitt’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Barry Blitt  Born in Montreal. New Yorker work: January 10, 1994 -. His first contribution to the magazine was a cover, one of many to come for the magazine. His cover, “Politics of Fear” for the issue of July 21, 2008 was and remains a cause celebre. His first cartoon appeared December 18, 2006. Website: barryblitt.com Mr. Blitt’s Wikipedia entry (with personal and professional history).

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Ellis Rosen on losing track of time. Mr. Rosen began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

…And Yesterday’s

Alone with one’s demons by Brooke Bourgeois, who began contributing to The New Yorker in April of 2019.

 

 

The Weekend Spill: The American Bystander’s Quarantine Calvacade; Film Of Interest: Barsotti: A Cartoonist’s Life; The Tilley Watch Online, April 13-17, 2020

American Bystander’s Cartoon Quarantine Calvacade

Michael Gerber, publisher and driving force behind The American Bystander has begun a Cartoon Quarantine Calvacade. He tells the Spill, he began it as an “outlet” for “both the audience and the contributors.” See it here (and subscribe to the Bystander while you’re there!).

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From a 14 year old Kansas filmmaker, Carter Rostrom, this short (5 minute) film, Barsotti: A Cartoonist’s Life. My thanks to Michael Gerber (of American Bystander fame) for bringing it to my attention.

Here’s Mr. Barsotti’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Charles Barsotti (photo above) Born, San Marcos, Texas, September 28, 1933.  Died, Kansas City, Mo., June 16, 2014. Mr. Barsotti was briefly the cartoon editor of The Saturday Evening Post (from 1968 until its demise in 1969). The New York Times review of his 1981 collection “Kings Don’t Carry Money” led with the following:”Thurber lives, in Kansas City under the name of Charles Barsotti.” His deceptively simple line drawings of pups and kings, and businessmen have been a presence in The New Yorker for over fifty years. It is likely that Mr. Barsotti is the only New Yorker cartoonist to have ever run for Congress (an unsuccessful bid, in 1972, in Kansas). New Yorker work: 1962 – . Key collections: Kings Don’t Carry Money (Dodd, Mead, 1981), and The Essential Charles Barsotti, Compiled and Edited by Lee Lorenz (Workman, 1998).

Link to Ink Spill’s Charles Barsotti appreciation

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The Tilley Watch Online, April 13 -17, 2020

An end of week listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features.

The Daily Cartoon: Lila Ash, Paul Noth, Jon Adams, Peter Kuper, Brooke Bourgeois.

Daily Shouts: Liana Finck, Olivia de Recat, Sara Lautman, Ward Sutton, Ali Fitzgerald.

…and Blitt’s Kvetchbook: “Duck Doctor Dynasty”

 

All’s Fair In Love & War Cover Revealed!; Interview Of Interest: Ed Steed; Article Of Interest: Tom Gauld; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…And Yesterday’s; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist…And Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Liza Donnelly On Drawing During The Pandemic

 

The cover of the 3rd title in Bob Eckstein’s fab Ultimate Cartoon Book series has just been posted on its publisher’s site. Princeton Architectural Press plans an October pub date for All’s Fair In Love & War. The cartoon on the cover is by the great Sam Gross (who also supplied the cover art for the first in the series, shown below left.  A Danny Shanahan cartoon appears on the second in the series, below right.

 

*full disclosure: my work appears in these collections.

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Interview Of Interest: Ed Steed

From It’s Nice That, April 14, 2020 — this interview with Ed Steed, who’s been contributing his work to The New Yorker since 2013.

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Article Of Interest: Tom Gauld

From The New York Times, April 14, 2020,  “He Makes Physics Funny”  — this piece on Tom Gauld.

Visit his website here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…and Yesterday’s

A kid’s $ worries by Peter Kuper. Mr. Kuper has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2011. Visit his website here.

Brooke Bourgeois on isolating on an island. Ms. Bourgeois has been contributing to The New Yorker since April of 2019. Visit her website here.

 

Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

“Is Covid-19 The Apocalypse? Generations React”   from Ward Sutton, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007. Visit his website here.

 

…and Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Ali Fitzgerald’s “Meet The Russian Trolls Meddling In Your Election”

 

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Liza Donnelly On Drawing During The Pandemic

From Medium, April 13, 2020, Drawing During The Pandemic — Liza Donnelly on how she graphically copes, including daily live drawing.

Ms. Donnelly began contributing to The New Yorker in 1982.  Visit her website here.

 

 

The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of April 13, 2020; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

To my readers: This being the time we’re in, the online issue has not yet been posted (as of 11:00am), so what follows is a shortened version of The Monday Tilley Watch. Long-time visitors might recall I prefer first sightings of new cartoons in situ, but in order to provide at least some basic info, I’ve gone to the slideshow (it’s posted here — scroll way down).

The Cover: The last time we saw a Pascal Campion cover (Jan.6, 2020) the Spill pointed out its uncanny resemblance to an Arthur Getz cover from 1965. This week Mr. Campion speaks with The New Yorker‘s art editor, Francoise Mouly, about Mr. Getz’s (and Sempe’s) influence on his work.

 

The Cartoonists:

The Cartoons:

Just as The New Yorker ran a good number of war cartoons during World War II (enough to fill an Album of war cartoons), we are beginning to see a number of corona virus-related cartoons during this particular war. In the latest issue, five of the eleven cartoons are tied-in to the virus, with another few possibly so.

Update after the digital edition was posted: a color strip by Ed Steed is also virus-related.

The Rea Irvin Masthead Talk Masthead Watch:

Without access to the digital edition, I can’t say for sure that Christoph Niemann’s Talk masthead redraw(!) still appears instead of Mr. Irvin’s iconic masthead.  If I had to guess, I’d say the real deal (just below) is still on a shelf, waiting to be dusted off.

Update after the digital edition was posted: the redraw remains…for now.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Jeremy Nguyen on what everyone’s doing again.

Mr. Nguyen began contributing to The New Yorker in

2017. Visit his website here.