Weekend Spill: A New Yorker Artists Group Photo From 1984; The Tilley Watch Online, July 27-31, 2020

___________________________________________________________________________________ A fun evening at Parsons School of Design back in October of 1984. The occasion was the opening of a group show of New Yorker art. The group photo above and the smaller photos, by T. Dovidio, appeared in The Village Voice. Below is a barely legible key (sorry!) to the artists shown. One person is unknown to me.

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The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of July 6, 2020; A Spill Cartoonist List: Fun At First Sight

The Cover Artist: Kadir Nelson returns just two weeks after his stunning cover of June 22nd. The Cartoonists: The Cartoons: A double issue with eighteen cartoons by eighteen cartoonists (with two duo efforts: Bliss & Martin, Guerra & Boothby). There’s also a Sketchpad drawing from J.A.K., and a newbie in the midst: Patrick McKelvie. Mr. McKelvie is the tenth new

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The Weekend Spill: Happy 125th James Thurber!; Three New Yorkers; New Cast Album For Arno’s 1930’s Musical “The New Yorkers”; The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of December 2-6, 2019

Happy 125th James Thurber! Anyone who follows the Spill knows that James Thurber is a mighty big deal around here. I’ve written numerous times over the years how seeing his drawing, “What have you done with Dr. Millmoss?” changed everything for me. Today marks the 125th anniversary of Thurber’s birth.  Michael Rosen’s recently published A Mile and a Half of

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