Cartoon Companion Goes On Hiatus; More Price, Close Up; Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Brooke Bourgeois

The Cartoon Companion  fellows, Max and Phil (and now revealed as Rex Hesner, and the cartoonist, Phil Witte), have announced they are moving on to another pasture. The Spill wishes them well as they delve ever deeper into this peculiar art form.  Read about the move here.  

The departure of Cartoon Companion leaves the internet devoid of a site devoted to critical commentary about the New Yorker‘s cartoons. I hope another pops up sooner than later.

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More Price, Close Up

Attempted Bloggery continues George Pricemania with another up close look at a Price original published in The New Yorker in the issue of September 4, 1989.  See it here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoon

Today’s Daily cartoon, taxes & Trump &…, is by Brooke Bourgeois. This is Ms. Bourgeois’s second Daily appearance. Link here to her website.

 

 

Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoon; Radio Interview Of Interest: Paul Noth; Cartoon Companion’s Latest Reviews Of New Yorker Cartoons

Today’s New Yorker Daily cartoon, a mix of politics and this Sunday’s supah-de-dupah football game, is by Bob Eckstein, the World’s Greatest Snowman Expert. See it here, and visit his website here. Mr. Eckstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007.

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Radio Interview of Interest: Paul Noth

From WUWM89.7, January 31, 2019, “Cartoonist Paul Noth Explores Love and Black Holes In ‘How To Properly Dispose of Planet Earth'” — a radio interview with Mr. Noth, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2004. Link here to his website.

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Cartoon Companion’s Latest Reviews of New Yorker Cartoons

The CC boys, Max and Simon return with a close-ish look at all the cartoons in the latest issue of The New Yorker (the issue of February 4, 2019). Read it here, and while you’re there…check out part 2 of the CC‘s interview with Roz Chast. See it all here.

The Tilley Watch Online, January 21-25, 2019; Cartoon Companion Rates The Latest New Yorker Drawings…And Interviews Roz Chast; More Arno And Shermund On Attempted Bloggery

New Yorker cartoonists contributing to Daily Shouts this past week were Bishakh Som, Liana Finck, and Ali Fitzgerald.

The week’s Daily Cartoons, if not outright Trumpian, were certainly Trump tinged. The contributing New Yorker cartoonists were Emily Flake and Lars Kenseth; the online-only contributors were Brooke Bourgeois and Ivan Ehlers.

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The CC‘s “Max” and “Simon” have assigned ratings to all the cartoons in the latest issue of The New Yorker (the issue of January 28th — with John Cuneo’s classic Trump wall cover). Read here. A bonus: Part 1 of the CC’s Roz Chast interview.

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More Arno and Shermund on Attempted Bloggery

Attempted Bloggery has posted its second cover comparison, showing us similarly themed magazine covers by Barara Shermund and Peter Arno (the first post also featured Peter Arno and Barbara Shermund art). I’m really hoping this becomes a series. What fun! Read here.

John Cuneo’s Walled In New Yorker Cover; The Cartoon Companion Rates The Latest New Yorker Cartoons

The New Yorker has rushed released the cover of its forthcoming issue. It is the second cover by John Cuneo to appear in the last five issues. Here’s the magazine’s Cover Story on the piece.

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Cartoon Companion Rates The Latest New Yorker Cartoons

The CC‘s Max and Simon take us through each and every cartoon in the January 21st issue of the magazine, discussing & rating as they go. See it here.

A GoFundMe Campaign For Barbara Shermund; Cartoon Companion Rates The Latest New Yorker Cartoons

Here’s a GoFundMe effort to help bring closure to Barbara Shermund’s story. Read all about it here.  Ms. Shermund was one of the best of the early New Yorker cartoonists. Her life and work are currently being celebrated at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum out in Columbus Ohio.

Ms. Shermund’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Barbara Shermund  (self portrait above) Born, San Francisco. 1899. Studied at The California School of Fine Arts. Died, 1978, New Jersey. New Yorker work: June 13, 1925 thru September 16, 1944. 8 covers and 599 cartoons. Shermund’s post-New Yorker work was featured in Esquire. (See Liza Donnelly’s book, Funny Ladies — a history of The New Yorker’s women cartoonists — for more on Shermund’s life and work).

Below: “Raymond was a beautiful baby.” — an undated Shermund original from the Billy Ireland collection.

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The CC boys “Max” and “Simon” have posted their comments and ratings for the New Yorker year-end double issue.  Read it all here.