Travels With Walter Groovy: Joe Dator & Friend In Japan; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: David Sipress

Joe Dator, fresh off his win at the NCSFest (he won in the category of Best In Gag Cartoons), headed to Japan with his traveling companion, Walter Groovy.  I asked Mr. Dator to talk a little about Mr. Groovy:

Well, he’s the doughy balding middle aged man who shows up in my cartoons quite a bit, enough so that I gave him a name. I took him to Australia in 2017, he was with me at the Reuben Awards in CA last week, and I’m probably taking him with me to Italy later this year. 

Mr. Dator added: “If he looks a little different, it’s because he’s a special version I dubbed “Konnichi-Groovy.'”

Above: Konnichi-Groovy and Mr. Dator — on the right, Mr. Dator with Mr. Groovy at the NCSFest

Mr. Dator began contributing to The New Yorker in 2006.  Visit his website here.

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Today’s Daily Cartoon/Cartoonist

Politics and UFOs, courtesy of David Sipress, who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1998.

 

Exhibit Of Interest: Peter Steiner’s Recent Paintings; The Tilley Watch Online, April 29 – May 4, 2019; Seth Fleishman’s Tribute To Nurit Karlin

Exhibit Of Interest: Peter Steiner’s Recent Paintings

Peter Steiner, a person who wears many hats (cartoonist, novelist, teacher, painter) will show recent paintings at the Hotchkiss Library of Sharon in June.  All the info here (including an expanded bio). 

Mr. Steiner began contributing his cartoons to The New Yorker in 1979. His 1993 drawing“On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog” is one of the magazine’s most reprinted cartoons in its history. 

Mr. Steiner’s next book, The Good Cop, will be out this November.

Visit his website here.

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The Tilley Watch Online, April 29 – May 4, 2019

A weekly round-up of work by New Yorker cartoonists appearing on newyorker.com’s Daily Cartoon and Daily Shouts

The Daily Cartoon: Avi Steinberg, John Cuneo, Lila Ash, David Sipress, and Adam Douglas Thompson.

Daily Shouts: Ellie Black, Jeremy Nguyen (with Irving Ruan), Caitlin Cass, Ali Fitzgerald, and Roz Chast.

To see all the above, and more, link here.

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Seth Fleishman’s Tribute To Nurit Karlin

The cartoonist Seth Fleishman, is, along with John O’Brien, one of The New Yorker‘s few steady practitioners of the captionless cartoon (a far more difficult form, I’ve always believed, than the captioned cartoon).  Mr. Fleishman and Mr. O’Brien have done wonders with captionless cartoons in recent times.  

When Mr. Fleishman learned of the passing of Nurit Karlin, an earlier master whose entire New Yorker run of cartoons was, by far, captionless, he sent along this photo of himself,  sans text.

 

 

Article Of Interest: George Booth; Today’s Daily Cartoonist: David Sipress; Interview Of Interest: Jason Chatfield

Article Of Interest: George Booth

From Bklyner, April 30, 2019: “Cartoonist George Booth: A Real New Yorker”

— a nice piece about Mr. Booth, one of the giants in the universe of New Yorker  artists. He’s soon to celebrate his 93rd birthday as well as his 50th year with the magazine. See more of his work here.

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Today’ Daily Cartoonist/Cartoon

Today’s Daily cartoon, handled by David Sipress, concerns the rippling pond of Democratic candidates for President. Mr. Sipress has been contributing to The New Yorker since 1998.  See more of his work here.

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Interview Of Interest: Jason Chatfield

 

From Ladders, April 30, 2019, “This hilarious New Yorker cartoonist has the best advice for how to use self-doubt to your advantage” — this brief interview with Jason Chatfield who has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2017. Visit his website here.

The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of April 15-19, 2019; Attempted Bloggery’s 2900th Post; A Daily Shouts Correction

A round-up of the week’s online New Yorker cartoonists…

The Daily Cartoonists: P.C. Vey, Barry Blitt (a Bonus Daily), David Sipress, Danny Shanahan, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Elisabeth McNair.

Daily Shouts (by New Yorker cartoonists): Liana Finck, Becky Barnicoat, and a trio effort by Amy Kurzweil, J.A.K., and Ellis Rosen.

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Attempted Bloggery Celebrates Its 2900th Post

Stephen Nadler of Attempted Bloggery celebrates his site’s 2900th post with a look at his signed (and sometimes drawned(?)) copies of Bob Eckstein’s Ultimate Cartoon Book of Book Cartoons.  See it all here.

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A Correction: In yesterday’s post concerning the Daily Shouts trio of Amy Kurzweil, J.A.K. and Ellis Rosen, I suggested that the trio effort may have been a Shouts first.

There was at least one previous trio: the July 20, 2018 Shouts by Sharon Levy, Olivia de Recat, and Lars Kenseth. My thanks to my colleague, Jeremy Nguyen for bringing this to my attention.

Today’s Daily Cartoonist: David Sipress; Interview Of Interest: P.C. Vey; Blitt’s Redacted New Yorker Cover

Today’s Daily cartoon, Mueller Report-ish, is by David Sipress, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1998. See more of Mr. Sipress’s work on the magazine’s Cartoon Bank site here.

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Interview Of Interest: P.C. Vey

From Daily Hampshire Gazette, April 18, 2019, “Artmaker: Meet Peter Vey, Cartoonist and Illustrator”

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A Bonus Daily Cartoon: Barry Blitt’s Redacted New Yorker Cover

A bonus Daily Cartoon courtesy of Barry Blitt, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1993. To see the entire cover, go here.