Updike’s Thurber

Above:  John Updike’s Thurber dog drawing, courtesy of Miranda Updike What can I say: I love intersections (I even live at one). Not long ago I wrote about my leaving Manhattan to live on a dairy farm in a sleepy town on the edge of the Catskills. It turned out the town once was home of Dr. Fitz Foord’s sanitorium,

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Thurber’s Dogs Set to Music; The Spill Responds to a Response; Time Traveling: Saturday Evening Post Cartoons From the 1950s

Thurber’s Dogs Set to Music Attempted Bloggery has posted this curio: Thurber’s Dogs set to the music of Peter Schickele.  Until yesterday, I’d never heard of this.  It’s not the first time Thurber’s work has crossed over from print to music. In one of the many high points of Thurber’s career, his best-seller, The Thurber Carnival was transformed into a 

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It’s A Gift!

Here’s a little gem of a cartoon collection I found not long ago.  Colliers had the very good habit of collecting cartoons that appeared in its pages.  It’s A Gift!, published in 1947, includes work by New Yorker contributors John Ruge, Gardner Rea, Virgil Partch aka VIP,  Hank Ketcham, Larry Reynolds, Garrett Price, and Barney Tobey.  The editor, Gurney Williams,

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