Last Batch Of Cartoons Of The Year Temporary Blues; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

It’s a Tuesday, deadline day for sending in one’s batch of cartoons to The New Yorker’s cartoon editor, Emma Allen.  In my four plus decades of sending in a weekly batch of cartoons it’s always the very last batch of the year that has a different feel to it. Throughout the year, I send off the weekly batch of drawings like one might shove off in a rowboat from a dock — with some anticipation. But the send-off for the last batch of the year has always had a split-second of wistfulness about it…oh boy, another year gone by.

Curiously, the wistfulness lasts only until I hit the “send” button on my batch-loaded email to Ms. Allen. The moment my laptop screen informs me “Message sent,” I’m eager to get started on the first batch of the new year. As tempting as it is to dwell momentarily on the past, right about now I’m more in a Bob Dylan “Don’t Look Back” mood.  Bring on the blank sheets of paper!

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

The Godfather & regifting, by Avi Steinberg, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2012.

 

 

 

The Wednesday Watch: Meet The Artist (1943): Rea Irvin; Event Of Interest: Jeremy Nguyen; A Case For Pencils Spotlights Robert Leighton’s Tools Of The Trade; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Meet The Artist (1943): Rea Irvin

The last in a series of self portraits of New Yorker artists included in the Meet The Artist catalog published by the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in 1943.

Here’s Mr. Irvin’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Rea Irvin  *Born, San Francisco, 1881; died in the Virgin Islands,1972. Irvin was the cover artist for the New Yorker’s first issue, February 21, 1925. He was the magazine’s first art editor, holding the position from 1925 until 1939 when James Geraghty assumed the title. Irvin became art director and remained in that position until William Shawn succeeded Harold Ross. Irvin’s last original work for the magazine was the magazine’s cover of July 12, 1958. The February 21, 1925 Eustace Tilley cover had been reproduced every year on the magazine’s anniversary until 1994, when R. Crumb’s Tilley-inspired cover appeared. Tilley has since reappeared, with other artists substituting from time-to-time.

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Event Of Interest: Jeremy Nguyen

From Meetup.com, “Jeremy Nguyen: The Cartoon Life” –presented by The Comic Arts Workshop.

Mr. Nguyen began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017. Visit his website here.

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A Case For Pencils Spotlights Robert Leighton’s Tools Of The Trade

From A Case For Pencils, December 3, 2019, “Robert Leighton” — another entry in Jane Mattimoe’s wonderful series of posts looking at the tools of the trade used by various New Yorker artists.

Robert Leighton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002. Visit his website here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Raking & shoveling by Paul Karasik, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1999.

Liza Donnelly At SXSW 2020; Peter Kuper In Conversation; Today’s Daily Cartoonist And Cartoon

Liza Donnelly, whose first cartoon appeared in The New Yorker in 1982, is scheduled to appear at SXSW 2020.  Info here. Link to her website here.

Ms. Donnelly’s  Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists And Their Cartoons (Promethius) is a must have for every fan of New Yorker cartoons.

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Peter Kuper In Conversation Monday, November 4th

Celebrating the release of Heart Of Darkness, Peter Kuper will be at Shakespeare & Company this coming Monday (November 4th) at 7pm in conversation with Jeremy Dauber. Info here.

And later next week:

Mr. Kuper will be at Greenlight Books 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn. Thursday, November 7, 2019

7:30 PM. Info here.

Link here to Mr. Kuper’s website.  Mr. Kuper began contributing to The New Yorker in 2011.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist And Cartoon

Ali Solomon, who began contributing to The New Yorker in November of 2018, on marathon watching.

 

The Weekend Spill: Exhibit Of Interest “Asian Babies: Works From Asian New Yorker Cartoonists”; The Tilley Watch Online, Sept. 2-6, 2019; Profile Of Interest: Roz Chast

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Asian Babies: Works From Asian New Yorker Cartoonists

A must-see exhibit curated by Jeremy Nguyen and Amy Hwang.  All the info above!

Alice Cheng began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017; Maddie Dai in 2017; Amy Hwang in 2010; Suerynn Lee in 2019; Evan Lian in 2019; Hartley Lin in 2019; Christine Mi in 2018; Jeremy Nguyen in 2017, and Colin Tom in 2015.

You can see work by all of the above artists here on The New Yorker‘s Cartoon Bank site.

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The Tilley Watch Online, September 2-6, 2019

 

A gathering of the New Yorker cartoonists whose work appeared this week on The Daily Cartoon and/or  Daily Shouts.

Daily Cartoon: John Cuneo (a Bonus Daily), Ali Solomon, Tim Hamilton, J.A.K., and Jon Adams.

Daily Shouts: Avi Steinberg (with Irving Ruan).

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook

See all of the above and more here.

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Profile of Interest: Roz Chast

From Hamilton College, September 6, 2019, “Drawing On Fidgety Brilliance” — a short profile of Roz Chast.

Ms. Chast began contributing to The New Yorker in 1978. Visit her website here.

 

The Monday Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of August 19, 2019; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Sara Lautman’s Daily Shouts

The Cover: Kara Walker’s early release Toni Morrison cover was mentioned here previously.

The Cartoonists & Cartoons:

Good to see Tom Bachtell‘s fab “Spots” work this week…As you can see, there’s another duo effort from Pia Guerra and her husband, Ian Boothby…No Newbie (or Newbies) this week…Cartoon placement (sizing) in this issue: a few look just right (Bruce Kaplan‘s fun beach drawing for instance) and Danny Shanahan‘s uncovered flooring); Liana Finck‘s perhaps needed to be run larger so we could easily make out the lettering on the caps her folks are wearing (this may be an online issue — won’t know til the print copy is in hand); a few drawings would’ve benefited, graphically, by being run smaller. Fewer than average number of cartoons in this issue (just eleven) but we are after all in the waning weeks of summer.

The Spill’s (Please) Bring Back Rea Irvin’s Classic Talk Masthead Campaign: Mr. Irvin’s beautiful iconic masthead (below), sadly disappeared in May of 2017 and was amazingly (amazing to me anyway) replaced by a redrawn(!) version. Read about it here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Fish in a tube, by J.A.K. who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014.

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Today’s Daily Shouts

“Mysterious Summer Abrasions: An Investigation” by Sara Lautman, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.