The Library of Congress has a very brief slide show up (four images) tied to its new publication and exhibit, Drawn to Purpose. Above, Ethel Plummer’s June 1914 cover for Vanity Fair.
See the rest of the work here.
A Humor Editors Round-up
From The Writer, June 18, 2018, “The lords and ladies of LOL. Inside the minds of America’s top humor editors”— the piece includes the New Yorker‘s cartoon editor, Emma Allen.
— My thanks to author and New Yorker cartoonist, Bob Eckstein for alerting the Spill to this piece.
Better Scans from the New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons
Yesterday I posted some mighty small scans from the upcoming New Yorker Encyclopedia of Cartoons. Here are two larger images (one courtesy of Mr. Attempted Bloggery, Stephen Nadler).
Stylish packaging…can’t wait to see what more is inside. Especially curious to see how the two volumes incorporate the advertised 3000 cartoons (or “classic images” as the publisher calls them). Actually, since we now can see 3 classic images (below), curious to see how the other 2997 are incorporated.
Joining two previous Ink Spill maps, The New Yorker’s New York, and New Jersey’s New Yorkers, is the Outer Boroughs’ New Yorker Cartoonists. Cartoonists included were born in the boroughs. I’m fairly certain this is not a complete picture — corrections and suggestions always welcome (for instance: please advise if Staten Island had at least one native born New Yorker cartoonist).
[Click on the map to enlarge it].
In honor of the very first issue of The New Yorker, dated February 21, 1925, I’m re-posting a photo I took for “Tilley Over Time“ a piece I contributed to newyorker.com back in February 21, 2008.
The cartoonists appearing in that first issue were Alfred Frueh, Gardner Rea, Oscar Howard, Wallace Morgan, Ethel Plummer and, on page 14, an unknown cartoonist, whose drawing is titled Flor de Pince Nez. (you can find some brief biographical material on all of these cartoonists here). Below is the work of the unidentified cartoonist. If anyone can ID the artist, please contact me.
And finally, a big big round of applause for Rea Irvin, who brought us Eustace Tilley, and three cheers for Harold Ross, without whom…