Thurber Thursday: “This Is The Way A Thurber Seal’s Whiskers Go”; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon: Peter Kuper; Interview Of Interest: Liza Donnelly; Bob Eckstein & Company At Milford Readers & Writers Fest

In 1929 E.B. White spotted a drawing “of a seal on a rock looking at two far-off specks and saying, ‘Hm, explorers’” in his office-mate’s trash can (his office-mate was James Thurber). White rescued the drawing, inked it in, and sent it off to The New Yorker‘s art meeting.  Rea Irvin, the magazine’s art supervisor, rejected the drawing, “drew a

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Thurber Thursday: The Thurber Carnival Original Broadway Cast Soundtrack; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

When I first began collecting just about anything with Thurber’s name and/or drawings, coming across the above vinyl album was a big big deal. Not just because it’s a very fun “objet d’Thurber,” but the design delivers more than your typical soundtrack album: when you open the gatefold sleeve you find Thurber’s The Last Flower in its entirety. The inner

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