The Guardian On Comics & Graphic Novels; Cartoon Companion Rates Latest New Yorker Cartoons; Shermund’s Santas on Attempted Bloggery

The Guardian‘s Comics and Graphic Novels page is a fun go-to site.  Currently there is a podcast featuring Ken Krimstein, and several Liana Finck posts. 

Both of these New Yorker contributors have new books well worth looking into:

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The CC boys, “Max” and “Simon” are back with their rated takes on the cartoons appearing in the latest New Yorker (the December 17th issue — the one with John Cuneo‘s Sipping Santa on the cover). 

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Shermund’s Santas on Attempted Bloggery

Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery has been posting a number of  Santa-flavored Barbara Shermund cartoons this week.  Check ’em out here.

Bob Eckstein Is The Erma Bombeck Humor Writer Of The Month; Article Of Interest: Cartooning Thriving In Vermont; More Spills With Barbara Shermund, Cartoon Companion, Roz Chast, Arno & Company

Bob Eckstein Is The Erma Bombeck Humor Writer Of The Month

Bob Eckstein, who began contributing his cartoons to The New Yorker in 2007 has been named the Erma Bombeck Humor Writer of the Month.  Read here.  Mr. Eckstein’s most recent  books are shown above.

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Article Of Interest: Cartooning Thriving in Vermont

From the Bennington Banner, December 5, 2018, “…The Art of Cartooning Is Thriving in Vermont”— with Ed Koren and Alison Bechdel content.

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…the latest Cartoon Companion has been posted.  See what the CC boys “Max” & “Simon” have to say about the New Yorker cartoons appearing in the issue of December 10, 2018.

 

… Roz Chast’s SVA exhibit included in the New York Times “What To See in New York Galleries This Week”

 

Attempted Bloggery has even more Barbara Shermund posts. Yay!  

A New Yorker State of Mind: Reading Every Issue of The New Yorker Magazine looks very closely at the issue of November 16, 1929. Cover by Peter Arno.

 

 

 

Attempted Bloggery On Auctioned Addams “Dear Dead Days”; Book Of Interest: Ludwig Bemelmans; More Spills!

Here’s Attempted Bloggery on the recent auction of Charles Addams’ original cover art for his 1959 anthology, Dear Dead Days

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Book Of Interest: Ludwig Bemelmans

Not out til June of 2019, but certainly worth looking forward to!

From the publisher (Thames & Hudson): “Ludwig Bemelmans offers a visually rich view into the life and work of this much-loved artist and writer, and includes exclusive sketches and photographs from the Bemelmans archive that have never been previously published.”

Link here to the publisher’s page.

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

 

 

 

Ludwig Bemelmans  (above) Born, April 27, 1898. Died, October 1, 1962. New Yorker work: contributed six cartoons *and thirty-two covers as well written pieces in a New Yorker career that began in October of 1937 and lasted until August 1962. He achieved lasting fame with his series of Madeline books.

Below are two favorite Bemelmans New Yorker covers.  What I absolutely love about his cover work is his ability to take on the big scene, and do it with electric abandon.

 *Looking through the Bemelmans cartoons IDed on the New Yorker‘s database, I couldn’t find one in the issue of February 18, 1950, so I’m lowering his cartoon count by 1, to 5 (It’s possible that someone misidentified the Steinberg drawing in that issue as a Bemelmans). 

Here’s an example of one of his five — this from the issue of January 7, 1950.

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Cartoon Companion has posted its latest rated reviews of this week’s New Yorker cartoons. 

…Next week’s issue of The New Yorker (December 3, 2018) will include a section titled “City of Dreams”  — an online piece explains:

This week, while we digest one holiday and prepare for more, we’ve decided to open the archive and republish a sampling of New York stories, New York essays, New York poems, and New York drawings.

 

Video Of Interest: David Sipress at Yale; Cartoon Companion Rates The Latest New Yorker Cartoons; Donnelly In Galway Cartoon Festival; Chatfield In Australian Exhibit

David Sipress, who has been contributing his work to The New Yorker since July of 1998, recently spoke at Yale University Art Gallery.  You can see the entire talk here — it’s generously peppered with cartoons.

Mr. Sipress has asked the Spill to include this proviso: “New Yorker cartoon aficionados will no doubt spot a number of inaccuracies in the course of this talk (dates of cartoons, people’s ages etc, and I forgot about Booth’s cartoon in the 9/11 issue). Chalk them up to onstage jitters and the mouth beating the brain to the punch.”

Above: a Sipress New Yorker cartoon from 2006.

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The Cartoon Companion‘s “Max” and “Simon” dissect the cartoons in the latest New Yorker (dated November 19, 2018).  Read it here

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Donnelly’s work in Galway Cartoon Festival

Liza Donnelly’s work is included in The Galway Cartoon Festival (“Galway’s Celebration of the Funny Drawing”), an international cartoon event happening now.  Details here. 

Ms. Donnelly began contributing to the New Yorker in 1982. Link here to her website. 

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Chatfield’s Work In Australian Cartoon Exhibit

Jason Chatfield’s work is included in an Australian exhibit, Behind The Lines, (further reading: an article here, from The Sydney Morning Herald) featuring the work of 30+ cartoonists,  and over 80 cartoons.

Mr. Chatfield began contributing to The New Yorker in July of 2017. Link to his website here.

Edward Koren Book Events; An Early Release Of Next Week’s New Yorker Cover; Colin Tom Is Pencilled; Live New Yorker Cartoons On Late Night With Seth Meyers; Cartoon Companion Rates The Latest New Yorker Cartoons

From UV Index, November 8, 2018, “Ed Koren, the ‘New Yorker’ cartoonist who served as Vermont’s cartoon laureate, releases new book” — this press release mentioning two upcoming events featuring Mr. Koren.

Ed Koren began contributing to The New Yorker in 1962. Link here to his website.

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An Early Release of Next Week’s Cover

As happens every so often, the magazine has early-released its upcoming cover (cover artist: Barry Blitt). You can read about it here. 

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Colin Tom Pencilled

Jane Mattimoe’s Case For Pencils’ spotlight falls on Colin Tom. Mr. Tom began contributing to The New Yorker in 2015.

Go here to read all about Mr. Tom’s  tools of the trade.

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Live New Yorker Cartoons On Late Night With Seth Meyers

The New Yorker‘s editor, David Remnick (above left) returned to NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” for the seventh installment of “Live New Yorker Cartoons” (this one carried the tag, “Raiders of the Lost Snark”). Cartoons by Liam Walsh, Liana Finck, Jon Adams, Zach Kanin, and Mick Stevens were brought to life.  See it here.

And:  here’s Mr. Remnick’s sit-down chat with Mr. Meyers. It includes some interesting cartoon talk.

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Cartoon Companion Rates The Latest New Yorker Cartoons

The CC’s “Max” and “Simon” focus on all the cartoons in the latest issue of the New Yorker (the one with the row boat on the cover). Read it here.