A GoFundMe Campaign To Help Gahan Wilson

  From Gahan Wilson’s step-son, Paul Winters, this plea to help with Mr. Wilson’s memory care. Mr. Winters writes that his step-father is suffering from severe dementia.  Mr. Wilson began contributing to The New Yorker in 1976, but he is as well known for his work in Playboy and The National Lampoon. To say he is one of the towering

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James Stevenson Theater Prize Returns; Maira Kalman’s Work at Armory; I’m Emily Flake; Thurber’s Airedale, Muggs; Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Ivan Ehlers

From Playing On Air, March 1, 2019, The Second Annual James Stevenson Prize For Comedic Short Plays. All the info here. Mr. Stevenson’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z: James Stevenson Born, NYC, 1929. Died, February 17, 2017, Cos Cob, Connecticut. New Yorker work: March 10, 1956 -. Stevenson interned as an office boy at The New Yorker in the mid

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Thanks For The High Bar, Peter Arno

From 1999 through 2016 I happily threw a good percentage of my days into digging up whatever I could about Peter Arno, who was born 115 years ago this very day. All of that hunting and gathering turned into a book (I will be forever grateful to my agent and publisher for making that happen). One of the most helpful

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Peter Arno’s 115th

Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr., later known as Peter Arno, was born one hundred and fifteen years ago this month. The Spill will celebrate with an Arno post a week in January. Twenty-one years later, he began his four decade association with the New Yorker. We cartoonists who arrived in his wake owe him much. Arno’s approach to his art became

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