The Cover: It’s the Food Issue and it’s the Thanksgiving issue, so surprise: a turkey. You can read a Q&A with the cover artist here.
The Cartoons… random comments on a few of the cartoons in this issue:
…Mick Stevens delivers a fab caveman drawing (it’s on page 69). Beautiful drawing with a great caption.
…another fine drawing/caption from Bruce Eric Kaplan (p.50).
…a full page color “Sketchbook” by Kendra Allenby, as well as drawings by Amy Kurzweil and Lonnie Millsap reflect the issue’s food theme (and, for good measure, a drink drawing by Ellie Black).
…a Thanksgiving drawing by one of The New Yorker‘s Cartoon Gods, Gahan Wilson.
… a fun evergreen caption by Frank Cotham.
…I wonder how many of you will turn T.S. McCoy’s drawing (p.72) upside down.
The Rea Irvin Missing Talk Masthead Watch:
Sadly still missing from The New Yorker (but you can see it directly below). Read about it here.
Meet The Artist (1943): Richard Taylor
Another in a series of self portraits of New Yorker artists included in the Meet The Artist catalog published by the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in 1943.
Richard Taylor’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Richard Taylor Born in Fort William, Ontario, Sept. 18, 1902. Died in 1970. New Yorker work: 1935 -1967. Collections: The Better Taylors ( Random House, 1944, and a reprint edition by World Publishing, 1945), Richard Taylor’s Wrong Bag (Simon & Schuster, 1961). Taylor also authored Introduction to Cartooning (Watson -Guptill, 1947). From Taylor’s introduction: the “book is not intended to be a ‘course in cartooning’…instead, it attempts to outline a plan of study — something to be kept at the elbow to steer by.”
Below, the great photo of Richard Taylor from his book Introduction To Cartooning.
Today’s Daily Cartoon & Daily Shouts Cartoonists
Today’s Daily Shouts: “Dating Material: Stalking Your Ex Throughout History” by Julia Edelman & Olivia de Recat. Ms. de Recat has been contributing to The New Yorker (print magazine) since 2018. Visit her website here. Ms. Edelman is a writer who has contributed Daily Shouts pieces illustrated by New Yorker artists.