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.

 

Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist & Yesterday’s; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Ali Fitzgerald: “America!: How Birds Are Adjusting To Our New Reality”

Ms. Fitzgerald has been contributing since 2016.

Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist: Emily Flake, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2008.

 

 

Today’s Daily Cartoonist: a newbie, Yasin Osman.  This is his first newyorker.com appearance (his work, as of yet, has not appeared in the print magazine).  Visit his website here.

 

 

 

The Weekend Watch: More New Yorker Cartoons On CBS Sunday Morning; One More Addition To Attempted Bloggery’s Mini-Arno Fest; The Tilly Watch Online, May 25-29, 2020

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More New Yorker Cartoons On CBS Sunday Morning

Here’s another brief slide show of pandemic-related cartoons shown today, with work by Jon Adams, Carolita Johnson, Johnny DiNapoli, and Avi Steinberg.

 

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One More Addition To Attempted Bloggery’s Mini-Peter Arno Fest

The Attempted Bloggery mini-Arno fest ends with a look at The Bedside Tales anthology (Armed Services Edition). See it here!

 

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An end of week listing of contributors to newyorker.com features, May 25-29, 2020.

The Daily Cartoon: Luke McGarry, Ben Schwartz, Drew Dernavich, Amy Hwang, Johnny DiNapoli.

Daily Shouts: Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Sofia Warren.

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook: “Fly Musk To The Moon”

To see all of the above and more, go here.

Note: The Spill site was down for a number of hours late yesterday due to technical difficulties. Sorry about that!

Thurber Thursday: A Thurber House Reading; Fave Photo of The Day: More Zoomin’ Cartoonists; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist…and Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Purchase Peter Kuper’s “Little Donald’s Sneeze” Print For A Worthy Cause

Thurber Thursday: A Thurber House Reading

On June 10th, Michael Rosen, who has a long association with  The Thurber House and has edited many a modern Thurber book (including the one pictured here and the fabulous A Mile And A Half Of Lines: The Art of James Thurber) will be appearing, online, in an event described this way on the Thurber House site:

Michael and special guest readers will read from Collected Fables, an anthology of James Thurber’s beloved fables that includes a foreword by Keith Olbermann and ten previously uncollected or unpublished stories. Featuring Thurber’s original illustrations, Collected Fables is a must-have for Thurber lovers, scholars, and readers of all ages.

All the info here.

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Fave Photo Of The Day: More Zoomin’ Cartoonists

From Wednesday night’s Zoomed Society of Illustrators event, “The Funny Ladies At The New Yorker”: top left, then clockwise: Roz Chast, Liza Donnelly, and Liana Finck. The hour long online conversation can be seen here on Youtube.

Roz Chast began contributing to The New Yorker in 1978, Liza Donnelly in 1982; Liana Finck in 2013

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist…Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Yesterday’s

Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Teresa Burns Parkhurst: “The New Army Men”

Ms. Parkhurst began contributing to The New Yorker in October of 2017. See more of her New Yorker work here.

 

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon: Ben Schwartz on the future, or not. Dr. Schwartz began contributing in 2011.

Yesterday’s Daily Cartoonist was Drew Dernavich, who began contributing to the magazine in 2002.

 

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Purchase Peter Kuper’s Little Donald’s Sneeze Print For A Worthy Cause

You’ll probably recall seeing Peter Kuper’s Little Donald’s Sneeze in the April 27th issue of The  New Yorker. Now there’s a print available.  All profits go to a worthy cause.

Here’s the press release:

Peter Kuper has joined forces with Sunday Press to do a fund raiser. You get a beautifully printed 11×17″ poster of his “Little Donald’s Sneeze” comic that appeared in The New Yorker. 100% of ALL profits will be donated to FEEDING AMERICA. Just click the link below to order and please pass along to anyone else you think might be interested. Of course you can also skip the poster and just give directly to them through the link above.

Poster link: https://sundaypressbooks.com/LittleDonald.php

Here’s Peter Kuper’s entry on The Spill‘s A-Z:

Peter Kuper  (above) Born, 1958, Summit, New Jersey. New Yorker work: June 6, 2011 – . Website: peterkuper.com  For more biographical information, visit his Wikipedia page.

 

 

Fave Photo Of The Day: Zoomin’ New Yorker Cartoonists; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…and Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; The Holiday Daily Cartoonists

One of the things cartoonists like to do, besides work on cartoons, is gather with other cartoonists. Here’s a crew of Zoomin’ New Yorker cartoonists that gathered yesterday: from top left, going clockwise: Robert Leighton, Bob Eckstein, Ken Krimstein, and Pat Byrnes.

Mr. Leighton began contributing to The New Yorker in 2002; Bob Eckstein in 2007;

Ken Krimstein in 2000; Pat Byrnes in 1998.

— My thanks to Bob Eckstein for the screen grab.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist…and The Holiday Daily Cartoonists:

Today’s: Eugenia Vita (with Ginny Hogan): “Initial Interpretations Of Quarantine Terms Before I Knew What They Meant”Eugenia Viti has contributed cartoons to The New Yorker since June of last year.

The Holiday Daily Shouts Cartoonist: Sofia Warren with “How My Misdirected Feelings Have Come Out Lately”…Ms. Warren has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2017.

 

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…And Yesterday’s Daily Cartoonist:

Today’s: Amy Hwang on the calendar these days.

Ms. Hwang has contributed to The New Yorker since 2010.

The Holiday Daily Cartoonist: Johnny DiNapoli, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2019.