Being Eustace Tilley; Roger Angell Remembers James Stevenson; Oscar Time! Liza Donnelly Back on the Red Carpet Live Drawing the Oscars, Drooker’s Oscar Cover, Eckstein’s Oscar Wielding Eustace

    Eustace Tilley is of course a fictional character — commonly referred to as The New Yorker‘s mascot.  There is a suggested backstory to Tilley himself in Lee Lorenz’s Art of The New Yorker: 1925-1995; there are best guesses elsewhere as to why Rea Irvin (see below) decided to submit the cover to Harold Ross to adorn Ross’s inaugural

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New Yorker Artists Converse in San Fran; Partying with Mick Stevens

              From LitQuake, notice of an event in San Francisco, October 15th: “Every Picture Tells A Story: New Yorker Artists in Conversation” — the artists are Tom Toro, Mark Ulriksen, Eric Drooker, and Owen Smith   _________________________________________________________________________________________________     And the guest blogs continue over at newyorker.com. This week it’s “Party Time With Mick

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Two Books of Interest

Who would’ve thought it: two Ink Spill appearances by Truman Capote in less than a month (see the March 15th post “Truman Capote and New Yorker Cartoons”). Portraits and Observations is due out from Random House April 23. From the publisher’s notes: Portraits and Observations is the first volume devoted solely to all the essays ever published by this most

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