The Weekend Spill: Bob Eckstein’s Cartoon Newsletter, “The Bob”; The Tilley Watch Online, April 26 – May 1, 2020; Like Links?

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Bob Eckstein’s Newsletter, “The Bob”

Here’s a fun (and free!) cartoon-centric newsletter. Mr. Eckstein, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2007, generously provides more than a good handful of his cartoons, and then some.

Subscribe here to The Bob.

Among Mr. Eckstein’s many pursuits [see below] is editing a series of cartoon collections*, all published by Princeton Architectural Press: The Ultimate Cartoon Book of  Book Cartoons, Everyone’s A Critic: The Ultimate Cartoon Book, and the forthcoming All’s Fair In Love And War: The Ultimate Cartoon Book.

Here’s Bob Eckstein’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Bob Eckstein (photo above courtesy of the artist) Born, New York, NY, Feb. 27 1963. New Yorker work: July 2007 – Author of The History of the Snowman (Simon & Schuster, 2007) and Footnotes From the World’s Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments From Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers (Penguin Random House, 2016). New Yorker work: 2007 -. Website: www.bobeckstein.com/

*Full disclosure: my work appears in this series.

Mr. Eckstein’s squirrel drawing above appeared as a Daily Cartoon on newyorker.com, March 27, 2020. 

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An end of the week listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features, April 26 -May 1, 2020

The Daily Cartoon: Avi Steinberg, David Ostow, Christopher Weyant, Hilary Allison, Sam Marlow

Daily Shouts: Sara Lautman (with Jessica Dellfino), Caitlin Cass, Eugenia Viti

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook: “Really Enhanced Interrogation”

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Like Links?

If you like links as much as I do you might enjoy The Comics Journal’s weekly round-up compiled by Clark Burscough. There are no New Yorker cartoonists mentioned in this week’s post (sorry if I missed someone; cover artist Chris Ware is mentioned tho), it’s fun to see what’s happening outside the New Yorker cartoon beltway.

 

Video Conversation Of Interest With Roz Chast; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Video Conversation of Interest With Roz Chast

From The Center For Cartoon Studies, this short conversation between Roz Chast and Charles Forsman.

Ms. Chast has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1978.  Visit her website here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Christopher Weyant on home deliveries.  Mr. Weyant has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1998. Visit his website here.

 

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Some John Held, Jr.; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; A New Yorker State Of Mind

From The Art Contrarian, February 20, 2020, “John Held, Jr.’s Woodcut Style”

— a quick look at a few of Mr. Held’s unique New Yorker contributions.

John Held Jr.’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

John Held Jr (Photo from Sketchbook of American Humorists, 1938) Born, January 10, 1889, Salt Lake City, Utah. Died, 1958, Belmar, New Jersey. New Yorker work: April 11, 1925 – Sept. 17, 1932.

Book of Interest: John Held, Jr.; Illustrator Of The Jazz Age by Shelley Armitage (Syracuse University Press, 1987).

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Chris Weyant on someday…

Mr. Weyant has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1998. Visit his website here.

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A Spill fave blog A New Yorker State Of Mind, looks closely at the issue of  February 28, 1931.

Cover by Theodore Haupt, who contributed 44 covers to The New Yorker beginning with the issue of September 3, 1927. His last cover: January 21, 1933.

Liza Donnelly Returns To Oscar’s Red Carpet; A New Yorker State Of Mind: Thurber’s First New Yorker Drawing; The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of February 3-7, 2020

Liza Donnelly Returns To Oscar’s Red Carpet

Liza Donnelly will be back on Oscar’s Red Carpet tomorrow night for her fifth year of live-drawing.  Five years ago she made Oscar history by being the very first cartoonist to draw while on the Red Carpet. She began posting drawings yesterday, and will continue posting today, leading up to her coverage of tomorrow night’s big shindig. Follow her on Instagram & Twitter: @lizadonnelly

Above: Ms. Donnelly yesterday on the mostly still-covered red carpet.

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Thurber’s First New Yorker Drawing

A Spill fave blog, A New Yorker State Of Mind: Reading Every Issue Of The New Yorker, takes a close look at the issue of January 31, 1931, which boasts James Thurber’s inaugural New Yorker cartoon appearance. Read it here.

According to Edwin T. Bowden’s James Thurber: A Bibliography (Ohio State University Press, 1968), Thurber’s previous published drawing appeared in his college’s magazine,Ohio State’s Sun-Dial, March 1918.

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A listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features during the week

The Daily Cartoon:

Ellis Rosen, Jon Adams, J.A.K., Chris Weyant, Trevor Spaulding

Daily Shouts: Ali Fitzgerald, J.A.K., Olivia de Recat (with Sarah Vollman)

...and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook.

 

 

Hokinson Covers The Stage, Again; “Stop Thief!” David Sipress’s 2006 New Yorker Cartoon Appropriated; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon (And Yesterday’s)

The other day I posted three Helen Hokinson covers for The Stage.  Courtesy of collector extraordinaire, Warren Bernard, I’m now posting a fourth. How many more are out there?

Here’s Ms. Hokinson’s Spill entry:

Helen Hokinson  Born, Illinois,1893; died, Washington, D.C., 1949. New Yorker work: 1925 -1949, with some work published posthumously. All of Hokinson’s collections are wonderful, but here are two favorites. Her first collection: So You’re Going To Buy A Book! (Minton, Balch & Co, 1931) and what was billed as “the final Hokinson collection”: The Hokinson Festival (Dutton & Co., 1956). According to a New Yorker document  produced during Harold Ross’s editorship (1925-1951) rating their artists, Ms. Hokinson and Peter Arno occupied a special category unto themselves above all others.

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“Stop Thief!” David Sipress’s 2006 New Yorker Cartoon Appropriated

From The New Yorker‘s online Culture Desk, February 4, 2020, “Stop Thief! My Cartoon Gets Appropriated”  — this piece, by David Sipress, on the appropriation of his above 2006 New Yorker  cartoon.

Mr. Sipress has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1998.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon  (And Yesterday’s)

Christopher Weyant on tonight’s State Of The Union address. Mr. Weyant has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1998.

Visit his website here.

Yesterday’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon: a splashy post-Super Bowl drawing by Trevor Spaulding, who began contributing to The New Yorker in April of 2014.  Visit his website here.