New Yorker Date & Price Switcheroo.
It’s only taken me twenty-two years to notice that the New Yorker switched its cover placement of the issue date and issue price.
Since the very first issue, published February 21, 1925, the issue date appeared top left, and the price upper right. Seventy-three years after that first issue, in the summer of 1998, while Tina Brown was exiting her editorship of the magazine (she announced her departure on July 8th) and the double issue of June 22 & 29th gave way to the next issue, dated July 6, 1998, the date and price placements were switched. I know, I know: small potatoes compared to the more dramatic changes Ms. Brown instituted.
Below, left: The issue of June 22 & 29, 1998. Owen Smith‘s the cover artist. On the right, the issue of July 6, 1998. Edward Sorel, cover artist.
Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon (And Yesterday’s)
Ellie Black on future folks. Ms. Black has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2019.
Yesterday’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon:
Escaping the cold by Caitlin Cass, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2018.
Visit her website here.
Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist
“The Times Square New Year’s Ball Tells All”
by Ellis Rosen and The New Yorker‘s assistant cartoon editor, Colin Stokes.
“Out With The Auld” — from Mr. Blitt, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1992.
Visit his website here.
Twenty-six cartoonists joined The New Yorker stable of cartoonists this year — a record-breaking number. The issue debut date appears next to each name.
Hartley Lin (1.21.19)
Karl Stevens (1.21.19)
Ellie Black (2.11.19)
Liz Montague (3.11.19)
Suerynn Lee ((3.25.19)
Adam Douglas Thompson (4.8.19)
Brooke Bourgeois (4.15.19)
Becky Barnicoat (4.22.19)
Miriam Katin (4.29.19)
Evan Lian (5.6.19)
Kasia Babis (5.20.19)
John Cuneo (5.27.19)…Mr. Cuneo, a New Yorker cover artist, crossed-over to the Cartoon Dept.
Johnny DiNapoli (6.3.19)
Eugenia Viti (6.10 & 17.19)
Lydia Conklin (6.10 & 17.19)
Emily Bernstein (7.1.19)
Seth Roberts & Brian Hawes (7.1.19)…a duo.
Victor Varnado (7.8.19)
Akeem Roberts (7.8.19)
Madeleine Horwath (7.15.19)
Lisa Rothstein (8. 5 & 12. 19)
Yael Green (10.14.19)
Luke Kruger-Howard (11.4.19)
Jared Nangle (12.9.19)
Mo Welch (12.9.19)