The Weekend Spill: Attempted Bloggery On Groucho’s Hokinson Festival; Congrats To Amy Hwang; Zoom Updates: Links To Eckstein & Company At Milford Readers & Writers Fest, And David Sipress And Emily Flake At Spencertown Academy Arts Center Event; Gauld’s Modern Fairy Tale; The Tilley Watch Online, September 7-11, 2020

___________________________________________________________________________ Attempted Bloggery On Groucho’s Hokinson Festival Here’s a fun post from Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery on Groucho Marx’s copy of The Hokinson Festival spotted in a photo. The Festival, published seven years after Ms. Hokinson’s  death, is a great addition to any cartoon library. A bonus: it includes color plates of a few of her sixty-eight New Yorker covers.

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Thurber Thursday: “Thurber At 125” & “Dorothy Parker On…Thurber”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Daily Shouts Roundup; Keith Knight’s “Woke” NYTs Review

Here’s a short film and article I missed: from the Ohio State University Alumni Magazine, Summer 2019, “James Thurber At 125” …and one more post missed: from Literary Hub, August 2019, “Dorothy Parker On Her Old Pal James Thurber” (a reprint of Ms. Parker’s wonderful introduction to Thurber’s  1932 collection The Seal In The Bedroom with some fun pieces from

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The Weekend Spill: Henry Martin’s New Yorker Spot Drawings; The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of December 30, 2019 – January 3, 2020

                                       Henry Martin’s New Yorker Spot Drawings From Princeton University’s Firestone Library Special Collections, “Henry Martin’s Spots” — this piece on Mr. Martin’s considerable Spot Drawing contribution to The New Yorker during his thirty-five year run at magazine. Here’s a fun photo from the article: Henry Martin’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z: Henry Martin (Photo: 1984). Born 1925, Louisville, Kentucky.

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The New Yorker Date & Price Switcheroo; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon (And Yesterday’s); Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Blitt’s Kvetchbook; New Yorker Cartoonist Newbies 2019

New Yorker Date & Price Switcheroo. It’s only taken me twenty-two years to notice that the New Yorker switched its cover placement of the issue date and issue price. Since the very first issue, published February 21, 1925, the issue date appeared top left, and the price upper right. Seventy-three years after that first issue, in the summer of 1998,

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The Weekend Spill: Chuck Jones’s Eustace; The Cartoon Takeover Issue; The Tilley Watch Online, December 22-28, 2019

Here’s something new to me: the great Chuck Jones  take-off on Eustace Tilley. The poster can be found here. ___________________________________________________________________________ The Cartoon Takeover It was an exciting week in The New Yorker cartoon world, what with the arrival of the magazine’s first ever Cartoon Takeover issue (covered here last Monday). For everyone who says that the first thing they turn

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