Friday Spill: Let The Pre-Laughing Begin: Joe Dator’s “Inked”; Paul Noth Interviewed On The Cartoon Caption Contest Podcast; New Book On The Horizon From Victor Varnado; Danny Shanahan’s New York Times Obit

Let The Pre-Laughing Begin: Joe Dator’s “Inked” An advance copy of Joe Dator’s Inked has arrived in the mail. The book’s not out til October, so in the spirit of pre-ordering (which I hope Spill visitors will do), I’m pre-laughing. This is not a review of Mr. Dator’s book (the Spill doesn’t review colleagues’ books) — not a review, but

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Remembering Danny Shanahan: 1956-2021

The cartoonist, Danny Shanahan, who contributed drawings to The New Yorker from September of 1988 through last year,  died early this morning, according to his wife, Janet Stetson. He was 64, just days shy of his 65th birthday. His death was due to complications from surgery. Danny became known at first as a pun-centric cartoonist, but soon enough he was

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The Friday Spill

In the thirteen years Ink Spill has existed there have been a number of stories that have been difficult to report. They were alike in that they concerned the passing of colleagues at The New Yorker. Often those cartoonists were people I knew well over long periods of time. I considered many of them friends. This week brought a very

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