Above, in the WNYC studio, left to right: Liza Donnelly, Carolita Johnson, and Liana Finck
From The New York Times, July 22, 2018, “My Left Hand vs. My Right Hand” — this Op-Ed piece by Liza Donnelly about breaking her right arm — the one with her drawing hand. Here’s an Ink Spill piece about it from last Fall.
Below: a tweet from Ms. Donnelly the day of the break.
And speaking of Ms. Donnelly and cartoons, here’s her just posted newyorker.com piece about the upcoming exhibit, Funny Ladies at The New Yorker.
It includes a fab slide show of work by some of the artists in the show.
You can see all of the above, and more on newyorker.com.
Cartoon Companion Rates Latest New Yorker Cartoons
The CC’s “Max” and “Simon” return with their trademark cartoon ratings. The boys focus on the work in the issue of July 23, 2018. Seth Fleishman is awarded the CC‘s coveted Top Toon blue ribbon. Read it all here.
Mouly & Spiegelman on Steinberg
From newyorker.com‘s Culture Desk, “Saul Steinberg: On The Hyphen Between High And Low”
— this brief piece in conjunction with a Steinberg exhibit at The Drawing Room.
From Dick Buchanan’s files via Mike Lynch: Gardner Rea
Mike Lynch has posted another bevy of cartoons from Dick Buchanan’s Files. This time it’s work from the underappreciated Gardner Rea. See it all here.
Here’s Mr. Rea’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Gardner Rea (self portrait above from Collier’s Collects Its Wits. Photo from Rea’s NYTs obit, 1966.) Born, Ironton, Ohio 1892. Died, 1966. Collections: The Gentleman Says It’s Pixies / Collier’s Cartoons by Gardner Rea (Robert McBride & Co. 1944), Gardner Rea’s Sideshow (Robert McBride & Co, 1945). New Yorker work: 1st issue (February 21, 1925) – 1965.
Splat! New Yorker Reveals Its Next Cover
Even More Cartoons
12 more pages, showing 18 more cartoons have been released by the publisher of the upcoming (October) New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons. See them here on the book’s Amazon listing.
With 3000 images promised, we’ve been shown a total of 25. Only 2975 to go!
New Yorker Union Certified
The News Guild of New York posted this photo on Twitter congratulating the New Yorker Union’s certification. Keen-eyed observers will note a portion of James Thurber’s wall drawings on the extreme right. The drawings have moved with the magazine since it left its second home at 25 West 43rd Street in 1991.
On Thursday, July 26th, the center of the New Yorker cartoon universe will temporarily shift from 1 World Trade Center (the magazine’s home) to the Society of Illustrators as the exhibit, “Funny Ladies at The New Yorker: Then and Now” kicks off with a panel of some of the best in the biz. New Yorker artist, Liza Donnelly, who curated the exhibit will moderate the panel discussion featuring the New Yorker‘s Cartoon Editor, Emma Allen, and New Yorker artists Roz Chast, Carolita Johnson, and Liana Finck.
(Above: the panelists. Top row, left to right: Emma Allen, Roz Chast, Carolita Johnson. Bottom row: Liana Finck, and the moderator, Liza Donnelly)
The exhibit features work (the majority of it original art) by thirty-four New Yorker cartoonists, past & present. (below: an Alice Harvey drawing, published in The New Yorker, October 24, 1925, and below that, a drawing by Maddie Dai from the issue of August 21, 2017)
Here’s the full list of artists:
Marisa Acocella, Kendra Allenby, Julia Bernhard, Roz Chast, Maddie Dai, Liza Donnelly, Liana Finck, Emily Flake, Pia Guerra, Carolita Johnson, Alice Harvey, Helen Hokinson, Emily Sanders Hopkins (nee Richards), Emma Hunsinger, Amy Hwang, Nurit Karlin, Amy Kurzweil, Maggie Larson, Sara Lautman, Mary Lawton, Sharon Levy, Huguette Martel, Doris Matthews, The Surreal McCoy, Mary Petty, Ethel Plummer, Victoria Roberts, Barbara Shermund, Barbara Smaller, Bishakh Som, Julia Suits, Kim Warp, Sofia Warren, Sophia Wiedeman