Funny Ladies Panel #2 at The Society of Illustrators: Five New Yorker Cartoonists Discuss The New Now At The Magazine

This past July at The Society of Illustrators, it was standing room only (and then some) for the first Funny Ladies panel discussion. Don’t be left out on the sidewalk this time around. On October 11th The Society will present a second panel discussion:  “Funny Ladies: The Changing Landscape of Cartooning”  —  All the info here.

The Panel, left to right: Amy Hwang, Sara Lautman, Amy Kurzweil, and Emily Flake.

 Liza Donnelly (below), who curated the Funny Ladies exhibit, will moderate. 

Amy Hwang began contributing to The New Yorker in 2010.

Sara Lautman began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

Amy Kurzweil began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016.

Emily Flake began contributing to The New Yorker in 2008.

Liza Donnelly began contributing to The New Yorker in 1982.

— cartoon by Liza Donnelly.

 

The Tilley Watch Online For The Week of September 3-7, 2018

Once again, a week of all Trump Daily cartoons. Perhaps the magazine might consider a new dedicated Daily Cartoon heading for lampooning this president…something like, oh, I don’t know, maybe “The Daily Don”…

For the record, here are this week’s Daily cartoonists: Ellis Rosen, Peter Kuper, Brendan Loper, and newbie Lizzy Itzkowitz (her work has not been in the print mag as of this past week).

This week’s contributing Daily Shouts New Yorker cartoonists: Jason Adam Katzenstein (with Noel Wells), Liana Finck, Emily Flake, and Ward Sutton.

You can see the week’s work (and more) here on newyorker.com.

The Monday Tilley Watch, the New Yorker Issue of September 10, 2018; Cartoon Happenings At The New Yorker Festival

 “The Style Issue”  with a Kadir Nelson cover — the second Nelson cover in three weeks. It’s titled “Savoring Summer” (and again, I question why the New Yorker‘s covers need to be titled. Shouldn’t covers speak for themselves, so to speak? This cover certainly does). 

The cartoons:

Thinking there’d be a bevy of cartoonists in this mid-September issue (last week’s issue had fourteen), it was a surprise finding nine single panel cartoons this week (there’s a multi-panel “Sketchbook” by Roz Chast).  

Lately the Monday Tilley Watch has moved away from looking at every cartoon in each issue, but that doesn’t mean each and every cartoon in each and every issue doesn’t receive my undivided attention. Often I look at a cartoon like I eat popcorn.  But sometimes I linger on a particular drawing, savoring the art, or the caption (if there is a caption); in the best of times, I linger because I’m happy to be looking at something that works, that really works.  Other times I linger out of puzzlement — wondering what I’ve missed about the drawing — how, to my eyes, it went awry (or how my cultural antenna have failed me). It is far more exciting to come across a drawing that soars than one that fails.  Take for instance Joe Dator’s three part Beauty and the Beast cartoon in this new issue. I believe the drawing hits the high bar.  It’s drawn well (it reminds me of Lee Lorenz’s confident energetic art), and it measures up to Peter Arno’s characterization of a good cartoon, landing a one-two punch. A Spill round of applause is in order.

Some impressions from the issue:  Frank Cotham’s cartoon — it leads off the issue, sitting in a good-sized space following the Table Of Contents.  I mentioned Mr. Lorenz’s confident drawing; in Mr. Cotham’s quarter century of contributing to the New Yorker, he’s shown no fear in taking on the big picture, and handling it well. Alex Gregory’s line (his drawing is on p.93) is always a welcome sight.  Ed Steed’s bee-hive wielding doctor drawing (p.55) seems like a follow-up to Zach Kanin’s memorable “I can feel the baby kicking” cartoon from 2008.

The Caption Contest:

Cartoon caption contest drawings aren’t mentioned here much, but I did note that Mick Stevens’ drawing this week echoes one of mine (captioned as you see) published in The New Yorker, August 23, 1982.

Finally, let us not forget Rea Irvin’s missing classic Talk Of The Town masthead. I sometimes picture it propped up in a closest someplace in the magazine’s offices, waiting to be rediscovered and returned to its proper place. Until that time, if it ever comes, here it is:

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Cartoon Happenings at The New Yorker Festival

Held October 5, 6, and 7th. So far, here’s what’s up at the festival, cartoon-wise:

Saturday, the 6th: Sh!t Show: A Parenting Comedy Revue (with, among others, Emily Flake, and Roz Chast).

Sunday, the 7th: Cartoons & Coffee (with Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell and Farley Katz)

Here’s the homepage for the Festival

 

 

 

The Tilley Watch Online For The Week Of August 20-24, 2018

Trump headlines five outta five cartoons in this week’s Daily line-up. The contributing New Yorker cartoonists are: Brendan Loper, Lars Kenseth, Tom Chitty, Emily Flake, and David Sipress.

Things are less Trumpian (though not devoid of Trump) over on Daily Shouts.  The contributing New Yorker cartoonists are  Jason Adam Katzenstein (w/Jenny Kroik),  Liana Finck, Roz Chast, and Mr. Katzenstein again, this time with Colin Stokes (he’s the New Yorker‘s Assistant Cartoon Editor).

The Tilley Watch Online, June 25-29, 2018; On Attempted Bloggery: More Getz

The Daily Cartoon was all Trump all the time this week (whether directly or indirectly).  The contributing cartoonists: Pia Guerra, Michael Shaw, Brendan Loper, Pat Byrnes, and Bob Eckstein

Over on the Daily Shouts, the contributing New Yorker cartoonists included Liana Finck, Emily Flake, and Tim Hamilton.

You can see all the work above and more by going here.

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More Getz

Stephen Nadler’s Attempted Bloggery zeroes in on some more work by the late great New Yorker cover artist, Arthur Getz.  Read it all here!