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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 1of the CC’s Roz Chast interview.
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.
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.