The Weekend Spill: Article Of Interest: Mary Gauerke; Cartoons In The Time Of Coronavirus; The Tilley Watch Online, The Week Of March 16-20, 2020

Article Of Interest: Mary Gauerke

From Finger Lake Times, March 21, 2020, “Looking Back — Geneva artist broke barriers” — this piece on Mary Gauerke, who had three drawings published in The New Yorker: November 17, 1956 / April 13, 1963 / October 16, 1965.

 

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Cartoons In The Time Of Coronavirus

From Yahoo.com, March 20, 2020,  “Cartoonists are making the coronavirus the butt of the joke: ‘humor is good in stressful times'”

From The Weekly Humorist, this drawing by the fab Michael Shaw, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1999:

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A Special Note To My New Yorker Cartoonist Colleagues

If any one of you has a drawing related to this time we are in that has not found a home, the Spill will gladly share it under the Cartoons In The Time Of Coronavirus heading.

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An end of week listing of New Yorker artists contributing to newyorker.com features

The Daily Cartoon: Robert Leighton, Adam Douglas Thompson, Teresa Burns Parkhurst, Emily Bernstein, Emily Flake.

Daily Shouts: Emily Flake.

…and Barry Blitt’s Kvetchbook.

All of the above, and more, can be found here.

The Wednesday Watch: Playboy Will End Its Print Edition; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon…And Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Playboy Will End Its Print Edition

From WWD, March 18, 2020, “Playboy Magazine Ceases Print Edition After 66 Years”

The magazine’s Spring 2020 issue will be its last print edition. An online edition will continue (the magazine says “special” issues may appear next year).  For many years, in the latter part of the Golden Age of Cartoons, as magazines that carried cartoons failed, Playboy emerged as the next best market (after The New Yorker), pay-wise, for single panel cartoonists. Like The New Yorker, the magazine had an anchor stable of artists, some of them on contract. In recent years the magazine dropped cartoons, and then brought some back.

Here’s further reading on  Hugh Hefner, aspiring cartoonist turned Playboy founder.

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon

Getting to know you, by Teresa Burns Parkhurst, who began contributing to The New Yorker in October of 2017.

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Today’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

“How I Wish To Receive Notifictions” by Emily Flake, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2008.

Blog Posts Of Interest From Mike Lynch; Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon (…and Yesterday’s); Yesterday’s Daily Shouts Cartoonist

Blog Posts Of Interest From Mike Lynch

   Cartoonist Mike Lynch has posted two back-to-back New Yorker items of interest on his blog. Today’s is a look at some of Steinberg’s drawings from All In Line (the 1947 paperback edition), and yesterday a piece on a film about New Yorker cover artist Andre Francois. See them here.

Steinberg’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:

Saul Steinberg Born, June 15, 1914, Ramnic-Sarat, Rumania. Died in 1999. New Yorker work: 1941 – (The New Yorker publishes his work posthumously). Steinberg is one of the giants of The New Yorker.  Go here to visit the saulsteinbergfoundation where you’ll find  much essential information and examples of his work.

Andre Francois’s entry on the A-Z:

Andre Francois (photo: 1978) Birth/death information from his New York Times obit of April 15, 2005: Born Andre Farkas, 1915, Timisoara. Died, April, 2005, Grisy-les-Platres, France.

 

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Today’s Daily Cartoonist & Cartoon (…and Yesterday’s)

Emily Bernstein, who began contributing to The New Yorker in July of last year, on shopping now. Yesterday’s Daily was by Emily Flake, who began contributing to the magazine in 2007.

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Yesterday’s Daily Shouts

A trio effort by cartoonist Jeremy Nguyen, along with writers Irving Raun, and Julia Edelman. Mr. Nguyen began contributing to The New Yorker in 2017.

The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue of March 23, 2020: No GOAT

The Cover: This week’s cover, by Christoph Niemann is right on the money. The New Yorker‘s art editor, Francoise Mouly, has a Q&A with the artist here.

Historical Note:  this is the first issue of The New Yorker  not to include a Goings On About Town section. A notice appears on this week’s Table of Contents.

A potted history of GOAT (as it’s sometimes affectionately called)

The very first issue of The New Yorker  included a “conscientious calendar of events worth while” called Goings On.  The very first Goings On was just one page, near the back of the book. Below is the heading of that first Goings On.

The Goings On heading survived up through the issue of October 31, 1925. Goings On About Town was used for the very first time in the next issue (November 7, 1925). Goings On About Town was moved to the very front of the magazine in the issue of January 23, 1926.

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And now back to the present…and this week’s issue.

The Cartoonists:

Once again, I’ve posted the entire listing of artists as this week’s Spots are by the fab cover artist, Marcellus Hall.

There is a newbie this week: Matilda Borgstrom, who is the third new cartoonist to enter The New Yorker‘s stable of cartoonists this year, and the fifty-sixth new cartoonist brought in under Emma Allen’s cartoon editorship, begun in the Spring of 2017.

The Cartoons:

There are, as you would expect, a number of cartoons (“Drawings”) this week reflecting directly or indirectly the times we’re in: Roz Chast’s store front sign referencing hand sanitizer and face masks, Frank Cotham’s castle cleaning crew, Liza Donnelly’s kitchen full of fermented food, Emily Flake’s monster coming out of a closet.

The remaining cartoons take us away for awhile– as we’d want them to; the variety includes a mermaid, a couple of cowboys, a typing kitty, stargazers…and more.

The Rea Irvin Talk Masthead Watch: Virus, or no virus, the watch continues. Read about Mr. Irvin’s moth-balled iconic Talk masthead here.

Here’s what we’re no longer seeing:

 

 

The Monday Tilley Watch, The New Yorker Issue Of March 2, 2020

The Cover: As mentioned last Friday, Barry Blitt‘s Bloomberg exploding cigar cover (above) was rush-released. Here’s a short piece about the cover’s subject by magazine’s art editor, Francoise Mouly.

The Cartoonists

The Cartoons

A likely too-deep-in-the-weeds observation: I believe (someone please correct me if I’m wrong!) this is the first issue of the magazine in contemporary times composed fully of stable mates whose entry into the stable dates back no further than the early 1990s (Frank Cotham, who began contributing in 1993 is this week’s elder, with 27 years at The New Yorker). On the flip side, you might recall that the last issue of the magazine (the 95th anniversary issue) contained a drawing by Edward Koren, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1962. A deep (cartoonist) bench remains at The New Yorker.

Here’s the rundown of this week’s cartoonists, in order of their freshman year:

Frank Cotham (1993); William Haefeli (1998); David Sipress (1998); Joe Dator (2006); Julia Suits (2006); Emily Flake (2008); Amy Hwang (2010); Liana Finck (2013); Lars Kenseth (2016); Maggie Larson (2017); Liz Montague (2019).

Two cartoons in the issue that caught my attention both feature non-humans. David Sipress‘s stand-up kitty, and Joe Dator‘s opposum/possum. Also noted: Ed Steed‘s (sort’ve Ben Shahn-esque) full page illustration for Adam Levin’s fiction piece.

The Rea Irvin Talk Masthead Watch: Read about Rea Irvin’s iconic Talk masthead,shown directly below.  Below it is the redrawn version plugged-in Spring of 2017.