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New Yorker cartoonists doing the Daily cartoon this week: Jeremy Nguyen (a new book rains down), David Sipress (dressing well for the cold), Kim Warp (big button stuff), and Brendan Loper (back in time, politically).
This week’s Daily Shouts New Yorker cartoonists: Tom Chitty (“Why You Shouldn’t Go Outside Today”), Julia Wertz (“Conversations with Ma: Harry Potter and the Internet”), and Jason Adam Katzenstein & Phil McAndrew (“Mistakes You’re Going to Keep Making Forever”)
Latest New Yorker Cartoons Rated by Cartoon Companion
Cartoons appearing in the issue of January 8th ’18, go under the microscope in this latest edition of the Cartoon Companion. See it here!
Blog of Interest: A New Yorker State of Mind
A fascinating and relaxed stroll through the issue of November 24, 1928. What fun it is, this blog. Read it here.
And a Reminder: Kovarsky’s World: Covers and Cartoons From the New Yorker
The Anatol Kovarsky exhibit at The Society of Illustrators is now open. Go see!
If you search for Frank Beaven online (as I recently have) a variety of work shows up, from “girlie” magazine covers to advertising work to New Yorker appearances (he contributed 15 cartoons to the magazine between 1933 and 1946). Here’s a slight auto-biographical piece and self-portrait he contributed to the 1941 collection, Colliers Collects Its Wits. Below that are three ads by Mr. Beaven, all courtesy of Warren Bernard: Eveready (1943), Zippo (1946), and B.F. Goodrich (1946).
Below: another Eveready ad from the website, Hairy Green Eyeball, where you can find a nice collection of more Eveready ads by Mr. Beaven as well as by various cartoonists.
Below: another Zippo ad (from 1942) This one from a Zippo-centric website.
Another auto-biographical piece and self-portrait, along with a New Yorker drawing ( it appeared in the issue of March 13, 1943) from the Best Cartoons of the Year 1943:
- Here’s Mr. Beaven’s entry on the Spill’s A-Z: Franklin (Frank) Beaven Born, Lebanon, Indiana, c.1905. Died Allendale, New Jersey, 1975. New Yorker work: May 20, 1933 – March 2, 1946. Beaven also wrote articles for the old Life , and Judge. Besides The New Yorker, his cartoons appeared in Colliers, The Saturday Evening Post, Country Gentleman, and others.
2. The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum posted this piece about Mr. Beaven back in 2012.
…this week’s Daily cartoon featured a senator’s eye exam (executed by David Sipress), fallen dynamos, uh, I mean dominoes courtesy of Kim Warp; a plugged-in Little Mermaid by Jeremy Nguyen; an axe-wielding President by Peter Kuper, and headlines in the morning news(paper) from Kim Warp. Daily Shouts pieces included two cartoon colleagues: Colin Tom (“Trump’s Desert-Island Sand Trap”) and Ellis Rosen (“Make Your Own G.O.P. Tax Bill”).
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Two Blopers this week on the Daily. It’s actually Brendan Loper — he signs his work “Bloper” which to this cartoonist’s eyes and ears involuntarily suggests “blooper” (sorry, Mr. Loper)… Nice elephant in the brush drawing by Mr. Loper. Other drawings feature Putin (by Loper), the Clintons and our president (by Lars Kenseth) and the Panamanian files (by Maddie Dai), and a marathoner, courtesy of Farley Katz (with enjoyable forest animals by Mr. Katz). And over on Daily Shouts, an advice column (to appear every other week) makes its debut. Liana Finck answers tough questions about “how to act in difficult situations”…
Lost Then Found
Back in February of 2008 I was asked to be what was jokingly called a “cartoon captain” for a month. That meant contributing pieces to newyorker.com on a daily basis (in my case, I alternated between a graphic series called Cartoonography and written pieces). These pieces were all archived on the magazine’s site. That is, until a few months ago, when all of the written pieces suddenly (and mysteriously) disappeared (the Cartoonography pieces were not disappeared).
Following the disappearance, I decided to post all the written pieces here on the Spill, but found I could not find a single copy of any of them here at home (either hard copies or digital files). All seemed lost. The online folks at the New Yorker also (initially) came up empty-handed (or empty-filed). Then just last week, all of the pieces suddenly reappeared online. I want to thank Michael Agger at newyorker.com for his diligence. The pieces on newyorker.com are exactly as first published. For the Spill, I updated the piece titled “Glossary” to reflect the new cartoon editor era.
I’ve collected the pieces on the Posted Notes section of the Spill (just scroll down past all of the Rea Irvin Talk mastheads)…so they can be read as a whole. And you can now also find them once again here on newyorker.com among other pieces I’ve contributed (Cartoonography is there still, and it can be found on the Bio section of the Spill). Whew.