“The Table In Mr. Ross’s Office Where We Used To Sit To Work On Pictures”; Book Of Interest: Alay-Oop By William Gropper; A Case For Pencils On Maddie Dai’s Tools Of The Trade; Daily Shouts & Daily Cartoon Cartoonists; Meet The Artist (1943): Dorothy McKay

“The Table Where We Used To Sit To Work On Pictures” A photo I’ve seen before on the web, but never with the note attached you see above. The letter, signed “Jim”  was written by the then art editor James Geraghty.* The “Gardner” it’s addressed to was likely Gardner Rea, one of the magazine’s artists. There’s another possibility: the “Gardner”

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Move Over Addams, Steinberg Did An 89 Foot Long Mural; Dick Buchanan’s Tip Of The Hat To Funny Ladies At The New Yorker Show, and …A First Glimpse of the Exhibit

Steinberg’s 89 Foot Mural We recently learned of a fourteen foot mural Charles Addams executed (a good Addamsy word!); well here’s a piece in Cincinnati Magazine about an eighty-nine foot Steinberg mural.  Wowzers. _________________________________________________________________________ Dick Buchanan’s Tip Of The Hat To Funny Ladies At The New Yorker Via Mike Lynch’s site: “From The Dick Buchanan Files: Women Cartoonists: Barbara Shermund,

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Article of Interest: A Wave of New Yorker Cartoonists; Cartoon Companion Rates Latest Cartoons; The Attempted Bloggery E. Simms Campbell Fest Continues

Article of Interest: A Wave of New Yorker Cartoonists Graham Techler’s article in Paste, March 1, 2018,  “The Exciting New Wave of New Yorker Cartoonists” spotlights eight cartoonists — all veteran newbies (meaning they are not among the very latest cartoonists appearing in the magazine), and a few cartoonists who’ve moved beyond the newbie classification (I’ve provided the year each

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Weekend Roundup: Chast, Bob Staake, Paul Wood, Thurber, Dorothy McKay, Clowes

From NYC-ARTs: The Complete Guide, “Selected Shorts: Roz Chast Presents ‘What I Hate dfrom A – Z’”  at Symphony Space,  February 8, 2012.  Details here.   From Wickedlocal, February 3, 2012, “Profile: Chatham artist Bob Staake”   From Sixtynine degrees, February 2012, “Paul Wood exhibition!”   From Playbill.com, February 5, 2012, “On the Record: A Thurber Carnival and ‘David Merrick

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