Wednesday’s Spill: Amy Kurzweil Meets A Robot; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Amy Kurzweil Meets A Robot From Believer Magazine, December 1, 2020, “(Me)chanical Reproduction: Technofeelia Vol.3”— Ms. Kurzweil travels to Vermont to meet Bina, a robot. Amy Kurzweil began contributing to The New Yorker in 2016. Visit her website here. _________________________________________________________________ Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon Emily Flake, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2008, on social distancing at

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The Weekend Spill: Early Richter; New Blitt; Attempted Bloggery On Thurber’s Riddle; Article Of Interest: “Artist Portfolio: Amy Kurzweil”; Article Of Interest: Forgotten Caricatures Of Covarrubias; Article Of Interest: Emily Flake On Kids & Rules; Video Of Interest: “Power Of Black Ink” Panel

Early Richter I’ve always thought that the late Mischa Richter’s cartoon roots were heavily influenced by Peter Arno’s work (something he vehemently denied when I interviewed him in 1999).* This early Mischa Richter drawing currently on Ebay is interesting in that it seems to show a Steig influence. The fellow staring at the wall thermometer is right out of William

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The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of October 26, 2020; Online Event Of Interest With Peter Kuper; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Fall Covers: Despite the pandemic, mother nature continues on doing her thing. There’s something reassuring about that (some of the best New Yorker covers have appeared this time of year). Back in 1984 the magazine’s seasonal covers inspired a gallery show and an accompanying book, Seasons At The New Yorker. Besides J.C. Suares’s September 23, 1974 cover that appears on

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