The Weekend Watch: More New Yorker Cartoons On CBS Sunday Morning; One More Addition To Attempted Bloggery’s Mini-Arno Fest; The Tilly Watch Online, May 25-29, 2020

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More New Yorker Cartoons On CBS Sunday Morning

Here’s another brief slide show of pandemic-related cartoons shown today, with work by Jon Adams, Carolita Johnson, Johnny DiNapoli, and Avi Steinberg.

 

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One More Addition To Attempted Bloggery’s Mini-Peter Arno Fest

The Attempted Bloggery mini-Arno fest ends with a look at The Bedside Tales anthology (Armed Services Edition). See it here!

 

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An end of week listing of contributors to newyorker.com features, May 25-29, 2020.

The Daily Cartoon: Luke McGarry, Ben Schwartz, Drew Dernavich, Amy Hwang, Johnny DiNapoli.

Daily Shouts: Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Sofia Warren.

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook: “Fly Musk To The Moon”

To see all of the above and more, go here.

Note: The Spill site was down for a number of hours late yesterday due to technical difficulties. Sorry about that!

The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of May 11, 2020: Let Us Now Praise George Booth’s Auto Repair Shop Cartoons

The Cover: The ninth coronavirus-themed cover out of the last ten issues. Here’s a Q&A with cover artist, Christoph Mueller.

From the Dept. of Broken Records: sorry, but do New Yorker covers really need titles? This one would be fine standing all by itself.

The Cartoonists:

Let Us Now Praise George Booth’s Auto Repair Shop Cartoons

In a departure for the Monday Tilley Watch, I’m going to talk about just one of this week’s cartoonists, and his garage-centric drawings. When one thinks of New Yorker car drawings, there are at least two possible candidates that come readily to mind: the late great Joe Mirachi* and the singularly sensational soon-to-be-94 year old George Booth.  As you see in the above list of this week’s contributing cartoonists, Mr. Booth leads off the issue. What a kick to see this cartoon! What fun! The drawing is of a garage mechanic telling a customer, “We found a dangling participle in your carburetor, Professor.”  In Mr. Booth’s fifty-one year history of contributing to The New Yorker, his garage mechanic drawings rank up there with, among others, his guy in the claw-foot bathtub, his cave people and, of course, his dog and cat drawings.

When I think about New Yorker artists who have been with the magazine for some time — Mr. Booth’s first appeared in 1969 — I’m always curious to see when it was that one of their special interests began. With Booth, it didn’t take long at all for his first car mechanic cartoon to appear.  Below is his third New Yorker drawing (it appeared in the issue of March 7, 1970).

I don’t have access to an up-to-the minute accounting of Booth’s New Yorker work, so I’m unable to give an accounting of how many garage mechanic drawings the magazine’s published (if you type in “car” on the magazine’s database in association with George Booth’s name, 65 results are returned. But the database is good only up to February 14, 2005). Here are just a few of Booth’s classic additions to The New Yorker‘s cartoon car canon, beginning with a favorite from January 13, 1973.

 

And from March 25, 1974:

Finally, this beauty from May 27, 1991:

It’s tempting to remark on the detail you see in all of Booth’s repair shop drawings, but heck, detail has been Booth’s middle name throughout his more than eight hundred-and-fifty cartoons published thus far. His love of the scene found inside (and outside) the garage is obvious — all those golden graphic opportunities. We are fortunate Booth finds the elements in and around the shop worthy of pen and ink examination: the mechanics themselves in their well-worn grease-splotched coveralls, and then of course, the puzzled customers and their cars (what great cars!) and the ever-present Booth cats (and/or dogs).

I’ve spent a lot of time waiting in auto repair shops; it’s always a bit of a Boothian experience, looking around, noting the “stuff” — seeing it as Booth sees it. I owe George Booth plenty for his love of capturing the car shop — it clearly inspired my repair shop drawings, and “inspired” is putting it mildly as is clear in the below drawing of mine from The New Yorker issue of December 24, 1984.

Hats and caps off to Booth!

 

* Below: a Joe Mirachi New Yorker car cartoon, published November 24, 1986

 

 

 

 

 

The Weekend Spill: The Tilley Watch Online, January 20-24, 2020; Marathon Effort Of Note: Liza Donnelly Live-Draws The Impeachment Trial; Emily Flake In Baltimore; A Must See: John Cuneo At The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium

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

The Daily Cartoon: Peter Kuper, Jon Adams, Brendan Loper (twice), Carolita Johnson

Daily Shouts: Liana Finck

Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook

To see all of the above and so much more, link here.

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A Marathon Effort Of Note: Liza Donnelly Live-Draws The Impeachment Trial

Liza Donnelly has been tirelessly drawing while watching the zillion hours of the Impeachment trial (she’s drawing right this very second).  See her efforts on Instagram.

Ms. Donnelly has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1982.  Visit her website here.

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Emily Flake In Baltimore

From Ms. Flake’s website this notice of an event April 4, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. In the meantime, check out her latest book, That Was Awkward (shown above).

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Symposium Of Interest: John Cuneo

A must see: the one-and-only John Cuneo at The New York Comics Picture-Story Symposium, February 25th. Here are just a few of his New Yorker covers:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ellis Rosen’s List(s); Stand Up Evening Of Interest Includes Flake & Chatfield; Peter Steiner’s New Paintings; The Daily Shouts By…Sofia Warren; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Lars Kenseth

Ellis Rosen’s List(s)

From You Wanted A List, May 29, 2019: “Ellis Rosen”Mr. Rosen, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2016, supplies names and places (and the news that he’s about to become a father. Congrats!). Link here to his website.

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Stand Up of Interest

Among those performing are two New Yorker cartoonists, Jason Chatfield and Emily Flake.

Mr. Chatfield began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017; Ms. Flake in 2008.

 

 

 

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Reminder:  An Exhibit Of Peter Steiner’s Paintings Opens This Saturday

Mr. Steiner, whose drawing, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog” is the most republished New Yorker cartoon in modern times, will be on hand this coming Saturday at The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon (Connecticut) as an exhibit of his most recent paintings opens. Info here.

Visit his website here.

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

Born, Cincinnati, 1940. New Yorker work: 1979 – . Collection: “I Didn’t Bite the Man, I Bit the Office” ( 1994).  Mr. Steiner is responsible for one of the most famous (and most republished) New Yorker cartoons in modern times, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” (published July 5, 1993).  An indication of its enduring popularity in our culture:  a wikipedia page is devoted to it.   He has also had novels published, as well as the limited edition “An Atheist in Heaven.”

 

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The Daily Shouts

… courtesy of Sofia Warren, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.  Read her piece, The Boy Prince, here

and a joint effort from Kimberly Harrington illustrated by Carolita Johnson, who began contributing to the magazine in 2003. 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Lars Kenseth

Lars Kenseth comments on politics overseas.  Mr. Kenseth began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.  Visit his website here.

 

 

Fave Photo Of The Day: Liza Donnelly & Carolita Johnson; The Tilley Watch Online

Fave Photo Of The Day: Liza Donnelly & Carolita Johnson

The maestro of Attempted Bloggery forwarded this photo from last night’s book event at Books Are Magic celebrating the publication of Liza Donnelly illustrated, Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are.  She was joined in conversation by New Yorker colleague, Carolita Johnson (on the left, with dog on lap). 

–My thanks to Stephen Nadler for the photo

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The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of October 29 – November 2, 2018

A less Trumpian week on The Daily Cartoon (which isn’t to say it wasn’t political): The contributing New Yorker cartoonists were Bob Eckstein, Peter Kuper, Zach Kanin, Sophia Warren, and Brendan Loper.

And the contributing New Yorker cartoonists on Daily Shouts: Liana Finck, Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell (twice), Ali Fitzgerald, and Colin Stokes (the New Yorker‘s assistant cartoon editor) with Ellis Rosen.

See all the work above and more here.

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