Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Peter Kuper; Crumb & Nancy; A GoFundMe Campaign for Gahan Wilson

Today’s Daily cartoon — Trump awash — is by Peter Kuper.  Mr. Kuper began contributing  to The New Yorker in 1993.  Link to his website here.

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Crumb & Nancy

The other day we saw several photos of Robert Crumb in NYC holding up a copy of the forthcoming anthology, The Book Of Weirdo. Mr. Crumb also held up and endorsed the lauded How To Read Nancy by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden.

(photo courtesy of Paul Karasik via Drew Friedman).

In an email conversation with Mr. Karasik regarding Mr. Crumb’s work he recommended I watch  this hour-long panel discussion, “Crumb, Race and Gender” at MICE (Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo).

Mr. Karasik began contributing his work to The New Yorker in 1999.

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A GoFundMe Campaign For Gahan Wilson

There is a GoFundMe campaign for the great New Yorker, Playboy, and National Lampoon cartoonist Gahan Wilson, who is suffering from severe dementia.

Mr. Wilson began sharing his wonderfully peculiar world with The New Yorker’s readership in 1976. Below, one of his covers.

Link here to see more of his work.

 

 

 

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 figures in the cartoon universe is not an understatement.

Here are two of his numerous cartoon collections, and a promotional poster from the terrific  2013 Steven Charles-Jaffe documentary, Born Dead, Still Weird.

 

 

The Tilley Watch Online, February 25 – March 1, 2019: Chast At The Strand & On The Radio

This week’s Daily cartoonists: Ivan Ehlers, Barry Blitt, Christopher Weyant, Brendan Loper, and Kim Warp.  Save for Ms. Warp’s Oscar drawing, the rest all Donald J. Trump-related.

Julia Wertz was the sole New Yorker cartoonist Daily Shouts contributor.

You can see all of the above, and more here.

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Chast At The Strand

Roz Chast at the Strand this coming Wednesday.  All the info here.

Ms. Chast will be on the radio earlier that very same day.  Info here.

…for more Chast, link here to her website.

 

A New Yorker State Of Mind: James Thurber’s Art Debuts In The New Yorker; Two New Yorker Cartoonists Cover Cold Comfort Farm; Karl Stevens at The Gardner Museum; Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Barry Blitt

The must-read blog, A New Yorker State of Mind on the debut of Thurber art in The New Yorker.  Read here.

… And as the subject is Thurber New Yorker firsts, here are others:

Thurber’s New Yorker debut, in the issue of February 26, 1927: two pieces of verse.  The first,  Villanelle Of Horatio Street, Manhattan (19 lines, signed James Grover Thurber); the second, Street Song (10 lines, signed J .G. T.)

Thurber’s first cartoon appeared  in the issue of January 3, 1931, “Take a good look at these fellows, Tony, so you’ll remember ’em next time.” 

Thurber’s first cover: February 29, 1936.

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Covering Cold Comfort Farm: Saxon & Chast

Two New Yorker cartoonists on the cover of the same title: how often does that happen? I’ve never seen it before (if anyone can come up with another duo please forward*).  In this case we see Charles Saxon’s art on the cover of Stella Gibbons Cold Comfort Farm, published in 1964, and on the right, Roz Chast’s cover art in 2006.

*Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery has brought to my attention my own piece concerning three New Yorker artists (Addams, Steig, and Modell) covering Brendan Gill’s Here At The New Yorker.

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Karl Stevens At the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

From artnet.com, February 27, 2019, “Botticelli’s Beauties Meet Contemporary Cartoons at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum — See Works From the Show Here” — this piece on newbie New Yorker cartoonist Karl Stevens’ work at the above mentioned museum. Mr. Stevens first New Yorker cartoon appeared in the issue of  January 21, 2019.  Link here for more of his work.

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Today’s Daily Cartoon

Today’s Daily cartoon, Trumpish, of course, is by Barry Blitt. Mr. Blitt began contributing to the New Yorker in 1994. Link here to his website.

New Yorker Artists Aplenty At NCSFest; Profile Of Interest: John Cuneo; Today’s New Yorker Daily Cartoonist: Brendan Loper

From Downthetubes.net, February 26, “NCSFest, A Major New US Comics Festival, Announces Full Guest Line-up” — a new comics festival, way out west.

Among the contributing New Yorker cartoonists attending: Pat Byrnes, Jason Chatfield, Mort Gerberg, and Lars Kenseth. Also attending, New Yorker cover artists Daniel Clowes and Liniers. Link here to the Fest’s site.

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Profile of Interest: New Yorker Cover Artist, John Cuneo

John Cuneo’s most recent New Yorker cover.

Here’s a very nice profile of John Cuneo from The Woodstock Times: “Woodstocker captures the president for New Yorker covers and more”

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Today’s Daily Cartoon

Today’s Daily cartoon — Trumpish, of course — is by Brendan Loper. Mr. Loper began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016. See some of his work here.