Celebrating New Yorker Artist Edward Frascino’s 90th Birthday: The Ink Spill Interview

       Above: Edward Frascino With Aristide Maillol’s “The Mediteranean” at The Museum Of Modern Art, about 1955. Photo courtesy of Mr. Frascino When I joined The New Yorker’s stable of cartoonists in the late 1970s there were perhaps two dozen regulars whose work anchored the magazine’s art. The strength of the stable was, as you would expect, superior cartoonery

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Thurber Thursday: A Composite Thurber

There are a lot of fun Thurber factoids to be found in Edwin Bowden‘s James Thurber: A Bibliography (Ohio State University Press, 1968).  Since I brought it home from Columbus, Ohio (I bought it in the Thurber House gift shop, of all places) I’ve gone to this book a zillion times for all sorts of Thurber-related issues that’ve come up.

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Wednesday Spill: Today’s Daily Cartoon…And Yesterday’s; From The Archives: The Paris Review (Humor Issue) Fall 1995

Today’s Daily Cartoon…And Yesterday’s Today’s Daily Cartoonist: Victor Varnado on remember when. Mr. Varnado began contributing to The New Yorker in July of 2019. Visit his website here. Yesterday’s Daily:  Amy Hwang, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 2010, on schooling at home. Visit her website here. ______________________________________________________________________ From The Archives: The Paris Review (Humor Issue) Fall 1995.

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Weekend Spill: A New Yorker Artists Group Photo From 1984; The Tilley Watch Online, July 27-31, 2020

___________________________________________________________________________________ A fun evening at Parsons School of Design back in October of 1984. The occasion was the opening of a group show of New Yorker art. The group photo above and the smaller photos, by T. Dovidio, appeared in The Village Voice. Below is a barely legible key (sorry!) to the artists shown. One person is unknown to me.

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The Weekend Spill: From Attempted Bloggery, A Killed Irvin Cover In Copper; A New Yorker State Of Mind Dives Into Two Summer Issues From 1931; A Few Thoughts On The Recent Swann Galleries Auction Of New Yorker Art; From The Spill Archive… A Jack Ziegler Greeting Card From 1983; The Tilley Watch Online: July 13-17, 2020

_____________________________________________________________________________ From Attempted Bloggery, July 19, 2020, “…Rea Irvin’s Killed New Yorker Cover Art Printing Plate” — an interesting item  rescued from a long-ago  flooded New Yorker basement  courtesy of a Spill fave blogger. Left: Rea Irvin, The New Yorker’s jack-of-all-graphics   ___________________________________________________________________________ A New Yorker State OF Mind Dives Deep into the July 4th & July 11th 1931 Issues

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