The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of November 12-16, 2018; Of Interest: Mort Gerberg Anthology and Exhibit In 2019; More Spills: Vinciguerra On “The New Yorker Encyclopedia Of Cartoons”… Edward Koren’s “In The Wild”

The Daily Cartoon contributing New Yorker cartoonists for the past week: David Sipress, Peter Kuper, Jason Chatfield (with Scott Dooley), and Jason Adam Katzenstein. Not so much a Trumpian week this week.

The New Yorker cartoonist contributing to Daily Shouts: Emily Flake (with Abby Sher). 

To see all the work, link here.

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Out mid-January 2019 from Fantagraphics, Mort Gerberg On The Scene.  The publisher tells us that the book is a “career retrospective of Gerberg’s magazine cartoons, sketchbook drawings, and on-the-scene reportage sketches.”

According to the current issue of the National Cartoonists Society publication The National Cartoon!st [sic] Mr. Gerberg’s art will be on exhibit at The New York Historical Society in 2019. 

I’m trying to find a way to link to the excellent Gerberg interview in the issue. 

Trivia: within the interview a full page Gerberg cartoon from the October 20, 1965 New Yorker is identified as Mr. Gerberg’s first New Yorker cartoon (Mr. Gerberg  talks about the history of the cartoon in question).  In fact, Mr. Gerberg’s first New Yorker cartoon ran in April of that year (the issue of April 10th, ’65). This is it:

Link here to Mr. Gerberg’s website.

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…Thomas Vinciguerra, author of the wonderful Cast of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E.B. White, James Thurber, And The Golden Age Of The New Yorker (Norton, 2016) has reviewed the big red trope box, The New Yorker Encyclopedia Of Cartoons  for The Wall Street Journal. Unfortunately, the WSJ‘s paywall gets in the way of fully reading it.  Here’s a link anyway (in case you subscribe, or wish to).

…And from Seven Days, November 14, 2018, an article on Edward Koren’s just published In The Wild

 

 

Video Of Interest: David Sipress at Yale; Cartoon Companion Rates The Latest New Yorker Cartoons; Donnelly In Galway Cartoon Festival; Chatfield In Australian Exhibit

David Sipress, who has been contributing his work to The New Yorker since July of 1998, recently spoke at Yale University Art Gallery.  You can see the entire talk here — it’s generously peppered with cartoons.

Mr. Sipress has asked the Spill to include this proviso: “New Yorker cartoon aficionados will no doubt spot a number of inaccuracies in the course of this talk (dates of cartoons, people’s ages etc, and I forgot about Booth’s cartoon in the 9/11 issue). Chalk them up to onstage jitters and the mouth beating the brain to the punch.”

Above: a Sipress New Yorker cartoon from 2006.

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The Cartoon Companion‘s “Max” and “Simon” dissect the cartoons in the latest New Yorker (dated November 19, 2018).  Read it here

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Donnelly’s work in Galway Cartoon Festival

Liza Donnelly’s work is included in The Galway Cartoon Festival (“Galway’s Celebration of the Funny Drawing”), an international cartoon event happening now.  Details here. 

Ms. Donnelly began contributing to the New Yorker in 1982. Link here to her website. 

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Chatfield’s Work In Australian Cartoon Exhibit

Jason Chatfield’s work is included in an Australian exhibit, Behind The Lines, (further reading: an article here, from The Sydney Morning Herald) featuring the work of 30+ cartoonists,  and over 80 cartoons.

Mr. Chatfield began contributing to The New Yorker in July of 2017. Link to his website here.

Book Of Interest: I Think, Therefore I Draw

Published a couple of weeks ago, I Think, Therefore I Draw: Understanding Philosophy Through Cartoons (Penguin) includes enough New Yorker cartoons (among a number of non-New Yorker cartoons) to mention here. The New Yorker cartoonists represented (in order of their appearance): Paul Noth, John McNamee, Tom Cheney, Danny Shanahan, P.C. Vey, David Sipress, George Booth, Avi Steinberg, Amy Hwang, Leo Cullum, Mort Gerberg, P.S. Mueller, John Klossner, Aaron Bacall, Sam Gross, “Bud” Handelsman, Lee Lorenz, Michael Maslin, Jack Ziegler, Edward Koren, Matt Diffee, Eric Lewis, Edward Frascino, and Charles Barsotti.

The authors have this (in part) to say in their introduction: “Here, then, is a collection of our favorite philosophical cartoons and our annotations about what they teach us about the Big Questions in philosophy.”

You can sample the text by going to the Amazon listing and clicking on the “Look inside” feature.

 

More Funny Ladies Pix; Tilley Watch Online; Event Of Interest: David Sipress At Yale; Jon Hamm’s Captions; New Yorker State Of Mind Dives Into The New Yorker Issue of Sept. 29, 1929; Cartoon Companion Rates The Latest Cartoons

More Funny Ladies Pix

Liza Donnelly has graciously permitted the Spill to show some photos she took last Thursday night at Part 2 of her Funny Ladies panel at The Society of Illustrators.

Left to right: Amy Hwang, Amy Kurzweil, Sara Lautman, and Emily Flake. Foreground: Liza Donnelly

Below: Kendra Allenby with The New Yorker cartoon editor, Emma Allen. A super-de-duper animated Emily Flake in the back between them.

Below: New Yorker cartoonist, Jeremy Nguyen with Emily Flake.

Below: the panel in situ.

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New Yorker cartoonists contributing to this past week’s Daily Cartoon (as usual, a mostly Trumpian week): Brendan Loper (twice), Peter Kuper, and Farley Katz. 

New Yorker cartoonists contributing to this past week’s Daily Shouts: Mary Lawton, Marisa Acocella, Jason Adam Katzenstein (with Jesse McLaren), and Olivia de Recat.

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Event Of Interest: David Sipress At Yale

David Sipress, who began contributing to The New Yorker in July of 1998 will deliver a lecture, (“What’s So Funny?”) at the Yale University Art Gallery on October 26th.  Info here.

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Jon Hamm’s Captions

Mr. Hamm, of Mad Men fame, is the latest celeb to give New Yorker cartoon captioning a go (with some excellent results!)   See it play out here.

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A New Yorker State of Mind

One of the Spill‘s favorite New Yorker-centric blogs dives deep into the issue of September 28, 1929. Fun awaits! Read it here.

Cover artist: Julian de Miskey, who contributed 82 cartoons and 62 covers to the New Yorker between 1925 and 1962.

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Cartoon Companion Rates the Latest New Yorker Cartoons

The CC’s Max and Simon return like clockwork with their impressions of the cartoons in the latest New Yorker (the issue of  October 15, 2018 — the one with the Sempe cover). Read it here!

 

 

 

 

 

The Tilley Watch

It’s the first non-Monday Tilley Watch day in quite awhile. Couldn’t pass up mentioning this latest issue’s cover by the great Sempe.  Always a treat seeing his work.

 I’d like to single out a few cartoons in the issue that surprised me (in the best way): Lars Kenseth’s sky editing cartoon (p.66),  David Sipress’s ecosystem drawing (p.28), Sara Lautman’s Michelangelo drawing (p. 58), and  last but certainly not least: Sam Gross’s drawing (p.93).  Mr. Gross is one of the very best cartoonists of our time. Nothing would please me more than seeing one of his cartoons in every single issue.

And here’s to Rea Irvin, and his elegant missing Talk masthead.  Last seen in the New Yorker in the Spring of 2017. Read about that here: