The Wednesday Spill: Daily Cartoonists & Cartoons; Video Of Interest: Liza Donnelly Takes You On A Tour Of Her Exhibit At The Norman Rockwell Museum

Catching up on the week’s Daily Cartoons…

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon:

Keith Knight on not watching the Mets. Mr. Knight began contributing to The New Yorker in December of last year. Visit his website here.

…Yesterday’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon:

Teresa Burns Parkhurst, on Disney’s re-opening. Ms. Parkhurst began contributing to The New Yorker in October 2017. See her New Yorker work here.

…Monday’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon:

Liz Montague on humans and an alien.  Ms. Montague began contributing in March of 2019. Visit her website here.

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Video Of Interest: Liza Donnelly Takes You On A Tour of Her Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibit

Here’s a 48 minute video of Liza Donnelly taking you through the just opened exhibit of her work at The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Above: a screen grab of Ms. Donnelly standing before her first New Yorker drawing.

Ms. Donnelly’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Liza Donnelly Born, Washington, D.C. New Yorker work: June 21, 1982 – Key book: Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons (Prometheus, 2005). Edited: Sex & Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Modern Love…in 200 Cartoons ( Twelve, 2008). Co-authored with Michael Maslin: Husbands & Wives ( Ballantine 1995), Call Me When You Reach Nirvana ( Andrew & McMeel, 1995), Cartoon Marriage ( with Michael Maslin) (Random House, 2009), When Do They Serve the Wine?( Chronicle, 2010). Women On Men (Narrative Library, 2013). Donnelly also wrote and illustrated a popular series of dinosaur books for children ( Dinosaur Day, Dinosaur Beach, Dinosaur Halloween, etc.) all published by Scholastic. She is the CBS News Resident Cartoonist. Website: http://www.lizadonnelly.com

 

 

The American Bystander’s Michael Gerber Wants To Know; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

 

 

The American Bystander’s Michael Gerber Wants To Know

Michael Gerber, the fellow behind the wonderful American Bystander is asking if anyone out there knows when the first cartoon caption contest began. Mr. Gerber passed along the one shown below from The Yale Record (I’ve been told it’s from 1918, but I see the artist dated it 1921).

So…does anyone know of an earlier cartoon caption contest (magazine, newspaper)?  

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Tim Hamilton on time travel. Mr. Hamilton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

Visit his website here.

 

Gil Roth Interview Of Interest: Liza Donnelly; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Gil Roth continues his daily covid conversations on his Virtual Memories Show.  Yesterday’s guest was long-time New Yorker contributor, Liza Donnelly. Listen here.

Ms. Donnelly’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Liza Donnelly (pictured above) Born, Washington, D.C. New Yorker work: June 21, 1982 – Key book: Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons (Prometheus, 2005). Edited:  Sex & Sensibility: Ten Women Examine the Lunacy of Modern Love…in 200 Cartoons ( Twelve, 2008). Co-authored with Michael Maslin: Husbands & Wives ( Ballantine 1995), Call Me When You Reach Nirvana ( Andrew & McMeel, 1995), Cartoon Marriage ( with Michael Maslin) (Random House, 2009), When Do They Serve the Wine?( Chronicle, 2010). Women On Men (Narrative Library, 2013). Donnelly also wrote and illustrated a popular series of dinosaur books for children ( Dinosaur Day, Dinosaur Beach, Dinosaur Halloween, etc.) all published by Scholastic.  She is the CBS News Resident Cartoonist. Website: http://www.lizadonnelly.com

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Elisabeth McNair on the end not near. Ms. McNair began contributing to The New Yorker July of 2018. Visit her website here.

 

The Weekend Spill: New Yorker-Centric Books Stepping Up; Article Of Interest: “Behind The Covers”; The Online Tilley Watch, June 1-5, 2020

New Yorker-Centric Books Stepping Up

Here at Spill headquarters we ran out of bookshelf space quite awhile ago; even the places to “temporarily” place them have become crowded. A few weeks ago, a few old favorites and new favorites — all New Yorker-centric (but one) — began being placed at the bottom step of our thirteen hallway steps. Then a few more books were placed on the next step up, and so on and so on, until eleven steps were filled (not so that we couldn’t continue to use the steps as steps — the books take up approximately half the width of each step). With just two empty steps left, I’m beginning to wonder: where next.

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Article Of Interest: “Behind The Covers”

From Otega Daily Times, June 8, 2020, “Behind The Covers” — this article on filmmaker Sally Williams, whose Stevenson Lost And Found is a must-see for all those who love New Yorker cartoons.

Here’s James Stevenson’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

James Stevenson Born, NYC, 1929. Died, February 17, 2017, Cos Cob, Connecticut. New Yorker work: March 10, 1956 -. Stevenson interned as an office boy at The New Yorker in the mid 1940s when he began supplying ideas for other New Yorker artists. Nine years later he was hired a full-time ideaman, given an office at the magazine and instructed not to tell anyone what he did. He eventually began publishing his own cartoons and covers as well as a ground-breaking Talk of the Town pieces (ground breaking in that the pieces were illustrated). His contributions to the magazine number over 2000. Key collections: Sorry Lady — This Beach is Private! ( MacMillan, 1963), Let’s Boogie ( Dodd, Mead, 1978). Stevenson was a children’s book author, with roughly one hundred titles to his credit. He was a frequent contributor to the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, under the heading Lost and Found New York. Stevenson’s The Life, Loves and Laughs of Frank Modell, published in 2013, is essential reading. Sally Williams’ 2019 documentary film, Stevenson Lost & Found is essential viewing.

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An end of week listing of New Yorker artists contributing to newyorker.com features

The Daily Cartoon: Yasin Osman, Victor Varnado, Tim Hamilton, Adam Douglas Thompson, Elisabeth McNair.

Daily Shouts:  Ali Fitzgerald, Emily Flake.

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook.

To see all the above, and more, link here.

 

The Wednesday Watch: Two Steinberg Videos Of Interest; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

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Two Steinberg Videos Of Interest

Incontro con Saul Steinberg

in Italian (with Steinberg’s voice dubbed). Screen grab above from this video. Fun to watch even if you don’t speak the language.

And… Steinberg: Outsider Extraordinairea National Gallery of Art lecture.

Steinberg’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Saul Steinberg Born, June 15, 1914, Ramnic-Sarat, Rumania. Died in 1999. New Yorker work: 1941 – (The New Yorker publishes his work posthumously). Steinberg is one of the giants of The New Yorker.  Go here to visit the saulsteinbergfoundation where you’ll find  much essential information and examples of his work.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Tim Hamilton on Trump in his bunker.

Mr. Hamilton has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2016. Visit his website here.