The Wednesday Watch: Radio Interview Of Interest: Bob Eckstein; “Downhill” Cast Members Take A Shot At The New Yorker’s Caption Contest; Today’s Daily Shouts & Daily Cartoon

Radio Interview Of Interest: Bob Eckstein

Here’s a recent radio interview with the indefatigable Bob Eckstein (shown above, working while waiting, at The Society of Illustrators). From wfuv.org, February 19, 2020, “In Conversation: Author- Cartoonist Bob Eckstein”

Mr. Eckstein began contributing to The New Yorker in 2007. His latest book is Everyone’s A Critic: The Ultimate Cartoon Book (Princeton Architectural Press). His next — the third in the Ultimate Cartoon Book series, All Is Fair In Love And War: The Ultimate Cartoon Book has just been listed on Amazon (no cover yet!). It will be out this October.

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Video Of Interest: “Downhill” Cast Members Take A Shot At The New Yorker’s Caption Contest

 “Downhill” cast members (l-r) Zoe Chao, Zach Woods, Will Ferrell, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus caption cartoons by Harry Bliss, Michael Crawford, Tom Cheney (twice), and Liza Donnelly (whose cartoon appears on the easel in the above screen grab). Watch the video here.

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Today’s Daily Shouts & Daily Cartoon

Daily Shouts: “Robot-Themed Movie Ideas For Our Robot-Dominated Future”

The Daily Cartoon: qualifying for the debate.

Kenneth Mahood’s 1958 Cartoon Collection; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist (And Yesterday’s); Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Mahood’s 1958 Cartoon Collection: Not A Word To A Soul

Ordered not long ago (for one dollar(!), plus s&h) from a seller across the big pond, Kenneth Mahood’s 1958 cartoon collection arrived today and has been added to the Spill‘s cartoon library. Was very happy to see the dust jacket (and a protected dust jacket at that) in such great shape.  What I didn’t realize about this collection (until today) is that it is made up entirely of captionless cartoons, such as you see on the cover. From the inside flap copy:

“…the intelligent enquirer after knowledge today does not need a preamble of word or lengthy caption to point the humour…The pictures tell their own wordless story, with your intelligent help. The story is all there for you, and it is much better that way.”

Here’s Mr. Mahood’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

 

Kenneth Mahood  Born, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1930. New Yorker work: 1951 -1996. Mr. Mahood’s bio from the British Cartoon Archive.

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From Lars Kenseth, “A Celebrity Profile Of My Cat”

Mr. Kenseth began contributing to The New Yorker in

2016.  Visit his website here.

Further reading: this Spill piece on Mr. Kenseth from 2017.

And Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist was Ali Fitzgerald: “America!: How To Throw A Wild Presidents’ Day Party”

…See more of Ms. Fitzgerald’s New Yorker work here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

J.A.K. on the 4 day work week.

Mr. K. began contributing to in 2014.  His book, Everything Is An Emergency: An OCD Story In Words & Pictures will be out this June from Harper Perennial.

A Valentine’s Day Cartoon; A Case For Pencils Spotlights Nick Downes; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

 

 

— from The New Yorker,  Feb. 22, 2016

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A Case For Pencils Spotlights Nick Downes

Jane Mattimoe’s terrif blog, A Case For Pencils features Nick Downes this week. Take a look.

Mr. Downes, shown here in a sort of Eustace Tilley-ish pose, began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998.

Visit Mr. Downes’s website here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Amy Hwang on love of chocolate. Ms. Hwang began contributing to The New Yorker in 2010.

Visit her website here.

Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

From cartoonist, Olivia de Recat, & writer, Julia Edelman: “Dating Material: A Pop Quiz To Determine If You’re In A Relationship”

Olivia de Recat has been contributing her cartoons to The New Yorker since 2013. Visit her website here.

Audio Interview Of Interest: John “Man With A Pan” Donohue; Daily Shouts Video Of Interest: Mark Philippe Eskenazi & Co…”Dinner Party”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon; Trailer For Wes Anderson’s New Yorker Inspired “The French Dispatch”

Audio Interview Of Interest: John “Man With A Pan” Donohue

From WHRB 95.3FM, February 11, 2020,  “Interview with New Yorker Editor and Writer John Donohue”

Mr. Donohue edited Man With A Pan and is the author of All The Restaurants In New York. He began contributing cartoons to The New Yorker in October of 2004. Visit his website here.

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Daily Shouts Video Of Interest: Marc Philippe Eskenazi & Co…”Dinner Party”

From newyorker.com’s Daily Shouts, “Dinner Party” by Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough and Marxc Philippe Eskenazi. Mr. Eskenazi was at one time an assistant in the magazine’s Cartoon Department.

Above: a screen grab of Mr. Eskenazi in action at the party.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

 Monopoly comes into play today via Kim Warp, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1999. Visit her website here. 

 

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Trailer For Wes Anderson’s New Yorker Inspired “The French Dispatch”

And now, the official trailer for Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch”.

Read The New Yorker‘s piece on the film here.

 

 

 

The Weekend Spill; The Tilley Watch Online, January 27-31, 2020; Article Of Interest: Elizabeth Montague

The Tilley Watch Online, January 27-31 ,2020

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

The Daily Cartoon: Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Ivan Ehlers, Peter Kuper, Kim Warp, Brendan Loper.

Daily Shouts: Sofia Warren, J.A.K..

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Article Of Interest: Elizabeth Montague

From The Washington Post, February 1, 2020, “She is a black female cartoonist, and brings a ‘unique’ perspective to The New Yorker”

Here’s Liz Montague’s Spill entry:

Liz Montague New Yorker work: March 11, 2019–. Born December 15, 1995, attended University of Richmond class of 2018, former D1 track & field athlete, as of 2019 works as a digital storyteller at the Aga Khan Foundation in Washington, D.C. amplifying underrepresented narratives- Website: www.lizatlarge.org