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

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Ellis Rosen on yet another distraction.

Mr. Rosen began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

Visit his website here.

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Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Jason Chatfield & Ethan Hall: “Do I Have To Get Up Yet? A Flowchart”

Mr. Chatfield has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2017.  Visit his website here.

The Weekend Spill: From The Spill’s Library: A Look At New Yorker Biographies (Etc.); The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of May 11-15, 2020; Joe Dator’s Animation

 

From The Spill’s Library: A Look At New Yorker Biographies (Etc.)

If you’ve been spending as much time as I have online, you’ve seen multiple postings by individuals of their personal library (or parts of). Since visiting my fave bookstore is out of the question for now, I’ve found  browsing book collections by others a ton ‘o fun.  I’ve seen a number of (possible) must-have books over the past few weeks — books I didn’t know existed, or books I’d forgotten about. Over the years, I’ve done a few posts on what’s on the Spill’s shelves. Thurber biographies most recently, and not too long ago, a few of Thurber’s books here at Spill headquarters.

Below you’ll see another group that is ordered by subject (the subjects being folks who were or are New Yorker contributors).  This group of books is an arm’s length from where I sit; I like being able to lean back in my office chair and grab a needed title. I’ve included the whole of the Spill‘s E.B  White collection (mostly books by him, and the great White bio by Scott Elledge) because much of his work seems (to me) to fit into autobiography. The A-Z section begins just to the right of Katharine White’s Onward And Upward in the Garden with Renata Adler’s Gone. Not everything New Yorker contributor/autobiographical/biographical is shown here. Books by the subjects (that is, books by New Yorker contributors) are on the other side of my desk — not arm’s length, but close enough. There’s plenty of autobiographical material in many of them (the Updike and Roth books alone take up a couple of shelves). There are also books that haven’t yet found a shelf (I need to build more). But the ones shown here are the core — the go-to books that help me determine what was what and who was who at The New Yorker.

The Ross section includes a title that might cause some head-scratching: Good Food For Bad Stomachs by Sara M. Jordan, M.D. & Sheila Hibben. It’s there because the (4 page)  Introduction was written by Harold Ross.

 

 

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The Tilley Watch Online, May 11-15, 2020

An end of the week listing of New Yorker artists who contributed to newyorker.com features

The Daily Cartoon: Colin Tom, Tom Toro, Lars Kenseth, David Sipress, Elisabeth McNair.

Daily Shouts: Olivia de Recat, Gabrielle Bell.

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Joe Dator’s Animation

The fab Joe Dator has posted a four minute animation. Mr. Dator had this to say about it on Facebook:

My quarantine project for several weeks has been writing and directing this animated short film, called “EARTH”, about an alien invasion gone wrong. I’m thrilled to finally to be able to show it to you guys!  

See it here.

Joe Dator began contributing to The New Yorker in August of 2006.  Visit his website here.

Thurber Thursday: Of Thurber & Columbustown, And Thurber’s “Passport” To A Speakeasy; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…And Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Here’s a favorite Thurber booklet, Of Thurber & Columbustown, described within as  “recollections of Columbus people who had known Thurber.” I purchased it at The Thurber House in Columbus in February of 1987 (on my first of two visits there). According to the Colophon, it was published in the summer of 1984 in an edition of 600. Rosemary O. Joyce, an oral historian, curated and wrote the material, and conducted the interviews. The fab Michael Rosen (who recently produced and edited A Mile And A Half Of Lines: The Art Of James Thurber) designed and produced it. The Foreword is by Thurber’s daughter, Rosemary Thurber.

The booklet’s 36 pages contain photos, a Thurber drawing or two, and, of course those “recollections.” One of my favorite pieces is this 1933 Thurber speakeasy “passport” handed to a fellow named Whit Dillon, who was one of Thurber’s Ohio State University fraternity brothers. Mr. Dillon talks about acquiring the passport:

“And those were the days of Prohibition. In the evenings, the four of us, and occasionally Jim, would go to dinner at the Algonquin and then to one of the speakeasies. In fact, one of the things I remember most about Jim, was that he knew every speakeasy in New York…one night he couldn’t go with us, so he left me this note — his autograph, the dog — to take to a speakeasy he’d told us about, whose name was apparently Tony.” 

Tony, was most likely Tony Soma, proprietor of Tony’s.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

From Tom Toro: it’s sort of a beautiful day.

Mr. Toro began contributing to The New Yorker in 2010. Visit his website here

 

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Gabrielle Bell: “I Got A Cat”

Visit her website here.

 

 

 

The Wednesday Watch; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist; Article Of Interest On J.A.K.

Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

A newbie to newyorker.com, Hilary Allison, with a crisis goal.

 

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Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Caitlin Cass, who began contributing to The New Yorker in August of 2018: “Some Causes Of Pandemic-Related Video Conflict”

 

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From Vice, April 29, 2020, “How Having OCD During A Pandemic Is Not A Superpower” — this piece on J.A.K. and his forthcoming book, Everything Is An Emergency.

Mr. K. began contributing to The New Yorker in 2014.

The Weekend Spill: Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist: Eugenia Viti; Tilley Watch Online, Week Of April 20-24, 2020; Video Interview Of Interest: Lars Kenseth

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Eugenia Viti, who began contributing to The New Yorker in June of 2019: “What To Think About In The Morning Before You Remember The Sad State Of The World”

 

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A listing of New Yorker artists who’ve contributed to newyorker.com features through the week

The Daily Cartoon:  J.A.K., Emily Flake, Avi Steinberg, Cerise Zelenetz, Maddie Dai.

Daily Shouts: Ali Fitzgerald, Emily Flake, Zoe Si.

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook

You can see all of the above, and more, here.

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Video Interview Of Interest: Lars Kenseth

From Artcasters, April 23, 2020, this hour plus interview with Lars Kenseth. Lots of New Yorker talk from the ever-delightful Mr. Kenseth.

Here’s Mr. Kenseth’s entry of the Spill’s A-Z:

Lars Kenseth  (photo & bio courtesy of Mr. Kenseth) Lars is a cartoonist whose lumpy people have appeared in The New Yorker, Barron’s and Food And Wine’s FWx. With a heavy background in animation, Lars has spent the last decade drawing and writing for Fox, Disney, Mondo, Maker, MTV and, most recently, Adult Swim. He’s a 2016 Sundance Institute Fellow, a Dartmouth graduate and a long suffering acolyte of the New York Jets. A New England native, Lars wisely lives in Los Angeles with his wife Liz and their two feline dependents, Omelet and Honeybear. New Yorker work: November 14, 2016 –. Website: larskenseth.com/

Further reading… the Spill‘s “Checking In: Lars Kenseth Talks About ‘Deodorant People’ And His First New Yorker Cartoon”